Importance of Accreditations and Working Within Frameworks

MVIS Have always been dedicated to the principles of safety, quality and best practice. Underscored by our focus on training, our team are consistently training and looking for ways to improve on areas of skills levels and qualifications.

In the face of the global pandemic, we have been working hard in the background to ensure that we have the right accreditations to guide this dedication and focus, helping us to maintain our industry leading reputation in the rental supply of solar powered intelligent transport systems.

One of the motivations behind this is the understanding of the importance of accreditations to MVIS. Not only does it help us on our unending mission to improve, but holding the right accreditations are required to work with some of our biggest clients.

One of the most important of these is our ISO accreditations. MVIS hold ISO accreditations in quality (9001:2015), environmental management (14001:2015), and health & safety (45001:2018), issued by global certification body NQA and subject to annual audits. 

ISO accreditations enforce the practise of and adherence to respected business standards that help organisations perform better in a wide range of aspects. Together, the ISO accreditations furnish us with a full IMS (integrated management system), bringing our systems and processes into one complete framework.

For MVIS and Bartco UK, the standards of quality (9001:2015)environmental management (14001:2015) and health & safety (45001:2018) are of vital importance to our business, making adherence to this framework a must.

One of the other accreditations we have earned recently is Gold Status with Constructionline, which offers a platform for thousands of buyers in the construction industry to quickly find suppliers amongst a pool of high quality members that they can engage with confidently.

Constructionline creates an ethos of trust and quality amongst its community by validating all members and achieving Gold status isn’t easy. Gold membership requires further validation checks using an enhanced prequalification questionnaire that goes beyond those involved in silver.

Our credentials were assessed for a wide range of aspects, including environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies.

Working to the requirements Constructionline Gold Status demands ensures that we are working to the best standards possible in these areas, giving our customers confidence as well as helping to keep our team and the general public safe.

We have also achieved Gold status in the Supply Chain Sustainability School, a platform that offers businesses extensive and accredited training around various sustainability, offsite, digital, procurement, lean and management topics relevant to the business environment.

Achieving Gold status is done through completing or using a number of training workshops, networking events and e-learning modules across the company to ensure that the skills taught within the programmes are taken on by companies and filtered throughout the business.

The policies and systems affected by the work we have done with the Supply Chain Sustainability School will, in turn, affect the whole organisation by helping us towards our goal of a more sustainability focussed business, with the added benefits of cost savings, reinforcing our reputation and increased safety for our team, our customers and the general public.

This year, we have also re-certified again with Achilles BuildingConfidence registration, having been certified for over 2 years now.

Achilles Building Confidence is a UK construction industry accreditation and risk management scheme that aims to help organisations identify, assess, qualify, and monitor suppliers throughout the supply chain, reducing operating costs.

A standardised pre-qualification questionnaire streamlines the procurement process and manages risk. Achilles enables communities of buyers and suppliers to build better business relationships through a more open, trusting and proactive approach. Sharing knowledge, standards and best practice leads to buyers and suppliers sharing success.

Achilles BuildingConfidence helps us to accentuate our commitment to these essential aspects of our business.

 As a responsible business operating in a modern world, our focus of attention also extends to digital. Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed framework that helps us protect our organisation against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.

Working to this framework gives us peace of mind that our defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

It also gives our customers confidence that their data is handled according to best practices against common cyber-attacks, meaning they can hire with us without concern.

Anne Ashman, UK Group Commercial and Operations Director commented, “Accreditations change the way we operate at an organisational level that affects how we approach things, both as a company and as individuals. The frameworks we work to underpin a lot of what we do here at MVIS and Bartco UK and ensures that we are doing our best when it comes to aspects of safety, service and quality.”

Anne continues, “It assures our customers too. Earning the accreditations we have is testament to our commitment to our customers. Clients come to us knowing that we do not compromise on safety, quality or customer care and that we can adapt in an ever-changing world.”