Quality Control, Health & Safety and Environmental Issues

Quality Control

Dickson Powell Partnership achieved BS EN ISO 9001:2000 Certification in December 2003. The Practice and projects are managed in accordance with the Quality Procedure Manual. A copy of our Registration Certificate is enclosed for information.

Richard Cox is the Partner responsible for administering the quality control procedures of the Practice, he can be contacted should there be any specific queries that this document does not address or for further information.

Health & Safety Policy

We have adopted the guidance and standard forms produced by ‘Chancellor’ associated with Health and Safety Work Compliance Records. This ensures we are able to constantly review our own policy and ensure we comply with current legislation.

Our Health and Safety Policy is incorporated within our Practice Manual, a copy of which is presented to all staff and readily available for inspection within our office management library.
Richard Cox is the partner responsible for administering our Health & Safety policy, he can be contacted should there be any specific queries or for further information.

The Practice is able to advise on the Health and Safety aspects of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994 via its associated company Dickson Powell Partnership Planning Supervisors Ltd. Legislative changes in CDM regulations are obtained from the Association of Project Safety.

Environmental Awareness

The Practice recognises the importance of sustainable construction and whilst carrying out cost reviews and ‘value engineering’ exercises the Practice also considers the following environmental issues:-

Flexibility of design (future use) Design to achieve maximum (BREEAM) rating EMAS registration Use of sustainable materials where appropriate Considerate Constructors Scheme Waste use and waste regeneration initiatives Re-use, re-cycling and ‘cost-in-use’ initiatives Eco-friendly waste/discharge to be considered in services design Natural energy and low energy considerations Demolition and contamination remediation

Contract, Construction Legislation and Current Working Practice Awareness.

The Practice , Partners and Professional Associates are all members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and/or other relevant professional bodies.

The Practice receives regular periodicals from professional and trade magazines including RICS, Building Magazine, Construction News and Estates Gazette which are available to all staff and incorporate latest case law, project reviews, working practices and the like.

The Practice also receives updated advice on case law and working practices from three property specialist firms of city solicitors:- Lawerence Graham, McGuinnes Finch and Laytons.
The Practice subscribes to the Building Cost Information Service on line provided by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the South Western Building Confederation which both provide regular updates on labour, material, plant and daywork charges as well as specific project reviews.

The Practice subscribes to the National Building Specification, a service provided by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The service provides guidelines and regular updates for General Preliminaries, Forms of Contract, Specification details, British Standards and Codes of Practice, the latest version of which is immediately incorporated into our standard documentation.

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