CHIC has just completed the procurement of a national 4-year Framework for the provision of independent auditing and validation services for asbestos management, commercial and domestic gas safety, electrical safety, fire safety, lifting equipment, mechanical and electrical servicing and water hygiene, accessible by all members.
11 qualified, accredited and experienced organisations have been appointed to deliver these comprehensive audit services and independent assurance for members’ ongoing building and resident safety services.
The framework includes:
Lot 1 – Asbestos Management Auditing
Lot 2 – Commercial Gas Auditing
Lot 3 – Domestic Gas Auditing
Lot 4 – Electrical Safety Auditing
Lot 5 – Fire Safety Auditing
Lot 6 – Lifting Equipment Auditing
Lot 7 – Mechanical and Electrical Auditing
Lot 8 – Water Hygiene Auditing
Appointed safety auditors are:
|Lot 1||Lot 2||Lot 3||Lot 4||Lot 5||Lot 6||Lot 7||Lot 8|
|Blue Flame Assoc.||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Corgi Tech Ltd||Y||Y||Y|
|Environmental Management Solutions||Y|
|AEC UK Ltd||Y|
Members can access a range of internal Policy Compliance and Site Portfolio Audits along with Site Contractor Assurance Audits. The process is an integral part of regulatory management to ensure that services and works are completed to their defined specification, whilst complying with all legislative and best practice requirements.
The framework includes Policy Compliance Audits, which will assess management systems and control procedures and policies, with a goal of formulating and providing a Compliance Report which identifies any necessary improvements.
Site Audits will be conducted and reviewed against the members existing Management Plan, to highlight any failings in consistency. Suppliers will assist with the implementation of effective processes to monitor contractors and to provide assurance for member boards and residents. CHIC’s Chief Executive, John Fisher said, “We expect that our new framework will provide an effective solution for our members to obtain independent assurance that their building and resident safety obligations are being fully delivered, in a cost effective way”.