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Servest obtains three BSI certificate accreditations

Published 30th January, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Servest obtains three BSI certificate accreditations

Facilities management service provider Servest Group has gained three management system certificate accreditations from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (Ukas) and the British Standards Institute (BSI), covering the group's cleaning division. The new standards are: ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System; ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System; and BS EN 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Servest previously had accreditations through Quality Management Systems.

The accreditation process took around 18 months, during which time Servest had to develop, embed and test the management systems. The BSI accreditation visits started in March this year and all three accreditation certificates were awarded in September.

Holding these new accreditations will allow Servest to consolidate standards throughout its existing client base and engage in new business partnerships, at the same time as continually improving its service provision to customers. It also acts as a catalyst to further embed these disciplines within the organisation, fulfilling the duty of care Servest has to protect its employees and others and to safeguard the environment.

“Servest is delighted to have achieved three BSI accreditations in such a short period of time, a testament to the hard work of our group technical support manager, Alan Brock, as well as all of our operational and cleaning staff,” said Rob Legge, Servest Group's chief executive officer, UK and Europe.

Alan Brock, said: “This is a team win, as a good proportion of the success of obtaining these accreditations is down to our team of excellent quality, health, safety and environmental managers. They have set the scene through their audits and mentoring, and the local operational management and cleaning teams - that perform such an excellent job in providing the service to the customer. As well as each management system having to be robust, the day-to-day service provision from Servest employees, at all levels, has to be right to pass the assessors' stringent examinations.”

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