Top Marks from Achilles UVDB Verify

22nd March 2016

Achilles Utilites Vendor Database (UVDB) is the industry standard for assessment and pre-qualification for buyers in the Utilities and Transport markets and key to Fountains and OCS winning work.  Clients in these industries use Achilles UVDB to select who they will invite to bid for their work, whilst maintaining compliance with EU regulations.

OCS hosted the Achilles UVDB Verify audit within the Fountains business on the 7th and 8th March this year and achieved a score of 100% across all three standards - Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental - in both management systems and site visits.  This is a real landmark moment for OCS as it is the second year running Fountains has achieved 100% on all scores and is testimony to the commitment and competence of all involved. 

The audit took place on site with operations from Fountains' National Grid contract this year and Fountains' Northern Powergrid contract last year.  The auditor was very impressed with developments and initiatives introduced, which included the development of a smart phone application for Fountains' work safe passport scheme this year and key management processes, such as the Destiny smartpens, asset mapping and work planning systems last year.

Richard Jowett, Operations Director - Utilities, said:  "It is a great example of team working and leadership to ensure we do what we have committed to do and also that that translates into operational excellence in delivering a safe and compliant service to our customer.  The bar has certainly been raised!"    


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