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IMCA operates with a global focus via a structure of technical committees made up of experts elected from member companies, supported by a small, focused secretariat in London. They are a respected voice around the world promoting good practice, particularly in the areas of health, safety and environment, quality and efficiency, as well as providing technical guidance.

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Association of Diving Contractors

The Association of Diving Contractors (ADC) was set up as a separate organisation in January 1995 to represent those diving contractors who work inland and inshore in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to that date the organisation had existed as the inland / inshore section of the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC).

ADC liaises on behalf of its members with the Health and Safety Executive and other organisations who recognise ADC as speaking on behalf of the majority of companies involved in this industry.

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IRATA works to promote and maintain a high standard of: industrial rope access activities in terms of safety and work quality. Whilst providing guidance on training and certification of personnel involved in Industrial Rope Access.They also produce publications and guidance on good working practice, training and other related topics.

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Achilles UDBV – B1 Verified

Achilles creates and manages a global network of collaborative industry communities, allowing trading partners to share high quality, structured, real-time data.

Using cloud-based technology, we act as an independent partner providing validated data and insightful analytics to enable buyers to manage risk, and suppliers to increase market reach in their sector.

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Sellihca is a supplier register and pre-qualification system used by the Nordic utilities to manage supplier information and risk within the supply chain as well as to procure efficiently in accordance with EU regulations. With over 4200 qualified suppliers delivering a wide selection of product and services, Sellihca provides a fair, open and transparent means of selecting suppliers. This facilitates and simplifies the tender process, offering new business opportunities for both buyers and suppliers.

The Sellihca community was launched in 1998 and is developed continuously together with the Nordic utilities to cover the majority of their supplier management needs.

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Connexio is a quality checking system for energy providers, network operators and public utilities in Central Europe. Founded in 2007, it serves the management of risks along the supply chain and compliance with EU directives. The connexio community is led by a steering committee consisting of members of these fields. The aim is to achieve an industry-wide best practice solution.

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FPAL is a community used by major buying organisations within the Oil & Gas sector. It enables the oil & gas sector to use Achilles’ proven supplier pre-qualification system to identify, pre-qualify and assess suppliers for tender opportunities and minimise risk within their supply chains. Established in 1996, FPAL is a service provided by Achilles and the community is managed by a Steering Group to drive industry best practice.

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Construction Online

Constructionline  provide an up-to-date register of pre-qualified suppliers for construction contracts, Constructionline is a common sense solution that 8,000 buyers from over 2,000 organisations are already making the most of. We pre-qualify all of our suppliers to government standards, and maintain relationships with a range of industry, ePurchasing and Government partners to ensure that we remain relevant to procurement professionals within the construction industry.

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Construction Online

Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is a classification society organized as a foundation, with the objective of “Safeguarding life, property, and the environment”. DNV’s unique risk management approach to services provides us with the possibility to offer innovative services that meet customers’ needs across industries and countries. DNV is recognised as a trusted partner for improved quality, safety and efficient operations in high risk global industries. The foundation was established in Norway in 1864, and has its headquarters outside Oslo.

Hughes SSE hold DNV’s accrediation for Quality, Environment and Health & Safety.

ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

ISO 14001:2004 Certificate

OHSAS 18001:2007 Certificate

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ROSPAare a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years.

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The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

We are the respected and authoritative representative body for our Members who work in every aspect of the industry, from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.

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