Inspection and Assessment
Every contractor is different, but members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) have a common bond: they have to demonstrate their compliance with demanding standards in order to prove their technical competence and commercial capability before entry to membership, and every three years thereafter.
This Inspection and Assessment (I&A) process is conducted by an independent third party and ensures that clients can be confident that their project will be in safe hands.
Compliance with recognised industry standards has been a condition of B&ES membership since 1 April 2003.
First, the commercial capability of each company is examined: from its administrative and business systems, financial records, insurance arrangements, health and safety, to environmental policies. Ensuring that clients can be confident that high commercial standards underpin their contractor.
Next, I&A scrutinises technical competence: work in progress is evaluated on-site against a broad range of standards devised and compiled by B&ES in collaboration with the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA). Clients can therefore be confident that their B&ES contractor will provide the technical knowledge, skills and applications to deliver their project, performing as specified.
The Inspection and Assessment Handbook – copies of which can be downloaded below – provides Association members and applicants for membership with guidance on how to comply with inspection and assessment requirements.
Industry recognition of I&A has enabled direct registration with CHAS; immediate entry to Trustmark; participation in SSIP; and is the key to schemes enabling compliance by B&ES members (Building Regulations, Air Conditioning Inspections, DECs).
- Download Inspection + Assessment Handbook