Construction Risk Management specialist, Derisk (UK) Ltd has been awarded United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation for asbestos surveying against ISO 17020 – the competence standard for inspection bodies.
Derisk (UK) Ltd– the experts in providing competent advice in all aspects of Health and Safety Risk Management, including Asbestos Risk Management and Principal Designer (CDM 2015) services, have now further strengthened their asbestos surveying delivery by formally being awarded UKAS accreditation. Derisk (UK) Ltd are now accredited to provide asbestos surveying and inspection services for all types of buildings and premises from heavy industrial through to domestic, and can deliver the full spectrum of inspection services from re-inspection and management through to planning phase refurbishment and demolition. Accreditation further enhances the wide range of asbestos management services offered by Derisk (UK) Ltd and means that clients can be fully assured of the highest level of competence and professionalism in the delivery of all projects.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the government to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, and inspection and calibration services, against internationally agreed standards. Accreditation by UKAS means that inspection bodies have been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability.
Managing Director, Marc Smith said: “Becoming recognised as a UKAS Accredited Asbestos Inspection Body provides our clients with the necessary reassurance and confidence that we can deliver surveys and inspections to the highest quality standards, this helps to ensure that their approach to asbestos management is accurate and compliant. This accreditation is also testament to the robust management systems we have in place against the ISO 17020 standard.” He continued: “Our combined skills, knowledge and technical understanding means the marketplace can make informed, trusted decisions by choosing a competent and proficient UKAS Accredited inspection body and adhering to industry regulations and standards.”