Archive Competence

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Morrisons appoints Altius to assure supply chain compliance

Food retailer Morrisons has appointed Altius Vendor Assessment to manage contractor assessment, compliance and accreditation on behalf of the group. With 500 stores, 7 major distribution centres and 19 production facilities, Morrisons required a central system for monitoring the health and safety credentials and competences of hundreds of contractors undertaking work across its national estate. It selected the Altius online supplier accreditation and management system to provide a consistent, evidence-based...
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How to avoid risk and reputational damage when commissioning contractors

In the words of Benjamin Franklin: "It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." Some of the key risks that can expose organisations to reputational damage are: health and safety, environmental performance, operational disruption and commercial problems. While many organisations have these risks well controlled within their own business, there can be cracks in their supply chain. Key to removing these cracks is complete supply chain visibility and having...
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Construction - Problem child

An interesting article in the SHP online recently discussing the CDM Regulations. It is nearly 20 years since the regulations came into force and for some it has been a long and troublesome road. This SHP article looks at the issue of 'Competence and Pre-qualification'. Originally the CDM regulations were put in place to improve health and safety in the construction industry, with a particular focus on effective planning and risk management. A key element of this was that you should ensure those...
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Selfridges Partners With Altius To Improve Supply Chain Management

Selfridges & Co has appointed Altius Vendor Assessment to manage supplier pre-assessment, compliance and accreditation on behalf of the retail group. The Altius online vendor accreditation and management system takes a thorough evidence-based approach to checking the competences of suppliers – from health and safety compliance through to financial health, environmental performance, customer service and corporate social responsibility.  Martin Beck, Health and Safety Manager for Selfridges,...
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New online service reduces the burden for Clients and CDM Coordinators

Official launch at Ecobuild - 20-22 March (Stand number S2742) A new online service has been launched to make life easier for clients and CDM Coordinators and to provide additional safeguards. The Collaborative Construction Compliance (CCC) service (www.collaborativecc.co.uk) provides a single online system to manage CDM and asbestos management and compliance; contractor assessment and accreditation; waste planning and record documentation. It is designed to cut costs and reduce the burden placed...
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How Robust Is Your Health & Safety Assessment?

As reported in Health and Safety Practitioner, the number of directors and senior managers prosecuted under section 37 of The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) has risen by 400% in the last five years. This is according to unofficial figures released by the Health and Safety Executive in response to a freedom of information request. The figures, albeit not validated, show that 43 directors, senior managers and company secretaries were prosecuted under this key legislation in 2010/11...
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Quality and Safety pays through expert supplier assessment

SGP Property and Facilities Management is saving more than £100,000 per year and improving quality and safety standards through outsourcing its supplier assessment. The company, which last year managed more than £1 billion of property spend and £170 million of maintenance spend on behalf of its customers, partners with Altius Vendor Assessment (www.altiusva.com) to ensure contractors are fully assured. This minimises risk and liability for both SGP and its clients. By contracting...
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Vendor Assesment: Altius

One of our new partners, Altius, has recently won the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) award for Innovation and Technology for their system Altius Vendor Assessment. They have been running for a number of years now and have a new and innovative approach to vendor assessment. At no cost to the Client the Altius Vendor Assessment system can provide all the vendor assessment needs along with direct requirements of the Client. As for the vendors (Contractors, CDM-C's etc.) it gives...
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