Date published: August 11, 2017
Matthew Williams, Assistant Group SHEQ Compliance Co-ordinator, recently prepared for and oversaw the two-part audit carried out by Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor Database), which included a Management System Audit and a Site Audit.
The audits were judged against several factors, such as Health & Safety, Environment, Quality, and Corporate Social Responsibility. For the audit, the company scored 100% in the areas of Environment, Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility; and for Health and Safety, the company scored 99%. This resulted in an overall score of 99%, beating last year’s record of 97%!
Achilles UVDB is a client-formed database for all of the major utilities companies, including National Grid, Scottish Power and Anglian Water. The database is designed to ensure that their clients are working with high standard companies, and the clients decide what the standard should be set at in order for companies to be eligible to work with them. This means that they are only working with ‘approved’ companies, as achieved through the vetting process with Achilles UVDB.
More details on UVDB can be found here.
EPIC participated in the UVDB scheme in order to continue our growth within the Energy and Infrastructure Industry. The highest mark required for any client is an overall score of 85%, which means that EPIC have ensured their company details will be visible to all clients who use the UVDB system.
UVDB accreditation is critical within the energy sector, and Group Chief Executive Stephen Hankinson said:
“A huge well done to Matthew Williams who worked hard to ensure that the audit went smoothly, which resulted in the impressive high score that was achieved for a second year running.”
One week prior to this, Matthew Williams also helped to achieve ISO9001 accreditation for EPIC Painting, with no major or minor non-conformances discovered in the audit.