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nhss 19a
investors in people
safety schemes in procurement
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link up registered
link up qualified via audit
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contractor plus
dulux contract partnership
crown paints
ppg trade elite

Considerate Constructors

Bagnalls have been a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, since 2010. The Scheme’s main objective is to improve the external image of the construction trade, as well as lift standards within the industry around five main categories; Appearance, Community, Environment, Safety and Workforce. In 2014, Bagnalls received a Bronze award for continuous dedication to the Scheme’s Code of Practice. The Considerate Constructors Scheme National Company Awards only honours the top 20% of contractors, which score highly when audited on their branch and site operations. Bagnalls’ Bronze award is representative of the Group’s drive for continuous improvement in all of the scheme’s key drivers and its exemplary consideration of stakeholders in community projects.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

Bagnalls was one of the first UK painting contractors to commit to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). We achieved Platinum status some years ago, by demonstrating that over 90% of our workforce had passed the requirements of being a CSCS cardholder. Platinum status is the highest level of CSCS certification. Our customers can therefore be assured that the people undertaking their work have a good level of safety awareness as well as technical competence.

Health & Safety OHSAS 18001

Our Occupational health and safety management systems are externally audited by BSI to achieve OHSAS 18001:2007.

Our policies and procedures ensure that we minimise risk to employees, demonstrate diligence through robust safe systems of work and continuously improve our OH&S management systems.

Quality ISO 9001

Our quality management systems are well established and are regularly audited by BSI against ISO 9001:2008.

Our systematic yet versatile approach to our customers’ requirements delivers time and cost savings as well as reduced waste and high customer satisfaction levels.

Environmental ISO 14001

Our Environmental Management System conforms to ISO 14001:2004 and is externally audited by BSI.

We are continuously developing our environmental management systems in order to deliver the long term aims of sustainability requested by our customers.


We are one of only a few industrial painting specialists that have successfully completed the external audit to become accredited to NHSS 19A – the National Highways Sector Scheme for Quality Management in Highway Works, for the corrosion protection of ferrous materials by industrial coatings. Our ICATS approved specialist industrial painters are able to undertake projects to the exacting standards required by NHSS 19A. See ICATS website for more details.

We have extensive experience of specialist surface preparation techniques and applying industrial coatings. This certification validates our capability to customers such as the Highways Agency and Network Rail.

Investors in People (IIP) – Bronze

Bagnalls has been accredited to the IIP standard for a number of years, meeting IIP’s 39 “must have” evidence requirements. However, in 2014 we decided to aim for a Bronze level of accreditation. This was successfully achieved by demonstrating to IIP our investment in management and leadership development as well as career progression at all levels of the business. We are committed to the procedures and values required of us to achieve the Investors in People award. We are committed to the training and development of all our employees, which supports the delivery of our business goals over the long term. Achieving an IIP award is the standard benchmark of good people management and has only been achieved by 16% of UK employers, with even fewer companies achieving the more rigorous requirements of the Bronze accreditation.

SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement

Bagnalls has been assessed by several member schemes of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum, thereby demonstrating that it meets the core criteria for health and safety competence as outlined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. SSIP was established to support contractors who have to pre-qualify to work for a wide range of customers. In the past, a contractor would repeatedly demonstrate their compliance with health and safety requirements through individual assessments. Now, members of the SSIP recognise each others auditing processess, therefore reducing the need for multiple pre-qualification processes.

SSIP Schemes include CHAS, Safecontractor and Constructionline.


Bagnalls has been registered with Constructionline since its inception and thereby the auditable standards required by bodies such as Local Authorities and Government departments.


Bagnalls is CHAS accredited across all our branches. As a company with safety at the centre of all operations, we exceed the assessment standards required of us so that CHAS members and users alike can be assured that works we undertake are being done safely.


This accreditation assures a wide variety of customers in both the public and private sectors, of our health and safety competence.

Achilles Utility Vendor Database (UVDB)

Bagnalls has been registered with Achilles UVDB for many years against the standard assessment for painting, decorating and specialist coatings.

In addition, we also hold the higher standard known as UVDB Verify status. To meet this standard, both office and site based operations are externally audited against health, safety, quality and environmental criteria.

Achilles RISQS

Bagnalls is registered on the Achilles RISQS scheme (formally known as Link Up). Achieving RISQS demonstrates our company’s commitment to maintaining a Safety Management System and safe systems of work that are specific to the risks faced when working in a railway environment.

We are one of a few specialist painting contractors who have achieved “Qualified by Audit” under IMR and Sentinel (Trackside) and have now achieved the additional requirements under RIPS for Safe System of Work Planning. Our Rail customers can feel assured that we have a Competence Management System to deliver works safely and directly sponsor competent employees to work in the rail environment.

Achilles BuildingConfidence

Bagnalls have achieved the accreditation to work for many of the UK’s leading construction companies and other blue chip companies. Our health, safety and environmental systems have been audited to ensure that we meet the required high standards demanded in new build construction and high risk environments.

Reset Certification Scheme

Bagnalls is the first national painting contractor to fully adopt the Reset Certification Scheme across its business. We know that our customers rely on us to provide competent site teams and the Reset scheme ensures that customers can verify each individual and view original certificates any time of the day or night. Reset allows us to meet the requirements of the CDM Regulations (2007) and other Health & Safety legisaltion by demonstrating the competence, skills and experience of our operative to deliver works safely.


Bagnalls are an approved Exor Supplier. This means we have been vetted to assure customers of our compliance to quality, health & safety and environmental systems.


Bagnalls has successfully achieved ContractorPlus accreditation. Customers who recognise ContractorPlus are assured that their contractor has robust systems which offer total compliance to current health and safety legislation. The accreditation is managed by Safety Management and Monitoring Services Limited, a business led Safety, Health and Environmental consultancy.

Dulux Contract Partnership

Bagnalls was one of the first painting contractors audited in the UK to become a contract partner. Bagnalls and ICI Dulux work together with customers to achieve partnership objectives. Through close collaboration, we deliver the specific requirements of our shared customers. We deliver bespoke painting packages which encompass site surveys, life cycle maintenance specifications, colour schemes tailoured to suit individual environments, deliver sample properties for benchmarking quality and work together to monitor and deliver the mutually agreed project targets. Our painters have regularly succeeded in being short listed for Dulux’s Most Trusted Contractor Painter and one of our painters, Kenny Halsall, was the UK winner in 2013.

Crown Paints Smart Maintenance

Bagnalls is ‘Smart Maintenance’ compliant. This means that we work closely with Crown Paints to deliver the optimum solution to a customer’s maintenance requirement in terms of quality and value for money. Through Smart Maintenance, we deliver quality workmanship, meet programme deadlines, offer specifications which extend the life cycle of maintenance painting works, make sure that costs are managed and do not exceed pre-agreed budgets and constinuously improve by sharing best practice.

PPG Trade Elite

Bagnalls is a member of PPG’s Trade Elite Programme, exclusively for the UK’s largest painting contractors. PPG is a global leader in the supply of Decorative and Performance Coatings solutions, and supplies the Johnstone’s and Leyland trade paint brands in the UK. PPG and Bagnalls work together to offer a tailored service, providing support, specification and technical expertise to customers throughout the country.