Accreditation and Certification
PKL holds a wide variety of national and internationally recognised accreditation and certification, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, SAFEContractor, Constructionline, CHAS, F-Gas and Gas Safe certification to ensure that any work that we undertake for you on site is done so to the highest level of quality and safety standards.
Integrated Management System
PKL achieved certification to the new 2015 versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 in 2017 whilst at the same time taking the opportunity to implement a fully integrated management system across all three disciplines including ISO 45001 : 2018 (replacing OHSAS 18001: 2007). PKL achieved certification to ISO 45001:2018 in February 2019.
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised symbol for quality management. To achieve certification we have illustrated the ability to achieve customer satisfaction through consistent products and services, which meet their expectations.
Our certification illustrates our effective quality management system and ensures our commitment to quality.
PKL has management processes and certification to ISO 14001 the international standard for best practice in environmental management. PKL has established, implemented and operates a continually improving integrated management system (IMS). Our IMS is a framework, which allows us as an organisation to consistently control significant impacts on the environment, reduces the risk of a potentially costly pollution incident, ensures compliance with environmental legislation and continually improves business operations and practice.
The certification and continual improvement of our IMS illustrates PKL’s attitude towards continually improving the company’s product and service offering and our ongoing commitment to the environment.
ISO 45001 (replacing OHSAS 18001)
The new standard requires companies to work to a framework, that will help to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better and safer working conditions, all over the world. The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts. It is designed to be integrated into a company’s existing management processes and follows other high-level structure ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).
Other Health and Safety Accreditation
As well as our ISO certification, PKL also holds the following nationally recognised health and safety certificates.
PKL has been a CHAS registered since 2008, ensuring that we achieve or exceed the minimum levels set in UK health and safety law.
CHAS represents the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and to gain registration PKL was assessed on our health and safety management and compliance.
This was determined by providing answers to a large number of health and safety questions and supplying evidence of our policy, organisation and arrangements for health and safety.
PKL Group has successfully received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme that recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors. Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process that examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.
Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website, www.safecontractor.com Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, which enables them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
PKL is a Constructionline registered company. Contructionline aims to help its members simplify procurement tasks, reduce risk, keep pace with legislation and achieve much more. Constructionline conduct verification checks for all the suppliers on their platform, so procurement teams can be sure that they are working with approved and accredited partners.
PKL Group is enrolled on the Gas Safe Register of gas engineers and is therefore deemed a member of a Class of Person approved by the relevant health and safety enforcement agency, in accordance with current gas safety legislation in force.
PKL is an F Gas certified company, which is a requirement for any organisation involved in the installation, maintenance or servicing of stationary refrigeration and air-conditioning (SRAC) and/or heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain F gas refrigerants.
All of our appropriate site and operational staff hold CSCS cards. CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry and CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
Our health and safety accreditation ensures peace of mind to our customers, while illustrating our continued commitment to creating a safe working environment when installing portable kitchens and catering equipment.
We are pre-tendered on a number of different frameworks covering both the hire and sale of temporary and permanent modular kitchens and the hire of catering equipment. This is particularly relevant for public sector customers who wish to use our services. If you would like to know more about how the frameworks below work and how you can use them to procure kitchen infrastructure products for your organisation, please get in contact.
NHS SBS Modular Buildings Framework
PKL has been awarded a place on the NHS SBS Modular Buildings Framework which covers the sale of permanent modular kitchens, the rental of permanent and temporary modular kitchens and the contract hire of catering equipment to public sector clients. PKL was awarded a place on the framework following a competitive OJEU process where we have proved that we have the necessary insurance, policies and procedures in place to meet all statutory requirements including the applicable building regulations.
The lots that PKL has been listed on are as follows:
– Lot 9 – Modular Kitchens for Purchase
– Lot 10 – Modular Kitchens & Temporary Catering Equipment for Hire
– Lot 11 – Rental of Permanent Catering Equipment – Managed Service
The Framework can be used by all public sector organisations. More information can be found at www.sbs.nhs.uk/home.
ESPO / PRO 5
PKL Group is an Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation registered company for the supply of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire. ESPO is a joint Committee of Local Authorities and operates within the Local Government (Goods & Services) Act 1970, acting as a purchasing agency for its member authorities and other customers and providing a professional and cost effective supply service.
The use of products and services by ESPO member authorities and other customers, as measured by the value of their combined procurement activities, amounts to some £600 million pa and the procurement services.
To find out more about procuring temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire through ESPO, please click on the following link: www.espo.org.
We are active members of a number of industry associations. These include:
Modular and Portable Buildings Association (MPBA)
PKL is an active member of the MPBA. Founded in 1938, MPBA play a key role in connecting all sectors of the modular and portable building industry together and is the single recognised voice for promoting and marketing all members and associate members high-quality products and services. PKL regularly attends MPBA meetings and events throughout the year.
Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)
Members of our staff are members of the FCSI. The FCSI is a leading organisation offering design and management consulting services, specialized in the foodservice and hospitality industry, across the world.
AGES Association of Global Event Suppliers
PKL is a member of AGES, the Association of Global Event Suppliers. AGES was set up in 2014 to act as a label for quality and reliability in temporary infrastructure provision for major events.