Portico Security Group Ltd companies strive to attain the very best in serving our customers. Our commitment to training and standards has enabled us to become members of the following federations and associations.
The biggest and the best
Constructionline is the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiency, time, cost saving and best practice Constructionline is proven to deliver for public and private sector organisations alike.
Our service is recommended by the OGC Common Minimum Standards and The Local Government Task Force.
How we help suppliers to the construction industry ↓ show more detail ↓
For suppliers to the construction industry, Constructionline means that you no longer need to repeatedly fill in standard pre-qualification forms for every construction tender. What’s more, with 8,000 buyers already using the Constructionline database to source contractors and consultants, Constructionline is a great tool to market your organisation.
How we help buyers of construction services
By providing an up-to-date register of pre-qualified suppliers for construction contracts, Constructionline is a commonsense 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.
ELECSA is a competent person scheme run by electricians for the electrical industry and insulates the general public from rogue traders and cowboy workmanship. Our mission is to maintain and promote the best industry practice that underlines the integrity of the safety-critical work that our approved contractors carry out on behalf of their customers every day. More than 75% of our contractors are small, independent electrical contractors who form part of the backbone of the UK economy, so it is vital that they gain the confidence and the trust of the UK’s 60 million householders whose safety depends upon their quality workmanship.
Why Elecsa? ↓ show more detail ↓
Whether you are the developer responsible for the building of a property or the person in charge of managing the property and its on-going maintenance, you are under a legal duty to ensure that any electrical work within the dwelling or its garden is carried out by a Part P registered contractor. As one of the UK’s leading electrical certification bodies, ELECSA can help you to find the right contractors for the task wherever you are in the UK.
ELECSA runs one of the fastest growing Competent Persons Schemes (CPS) in the UK and is a significant point of contact for any householder who is planning to undertake major electrical work in their homes or gardens. ELECSA provides inspection, assessment and certification services to contractors working with electrical and renewable technology installations in private dwellings.
ELECSA is authorised by government to deliver the following schemes:
- Part P for those contractors working with electrical installations in private dwellings
- Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for those contractors installing renewable technologies
We have a friendly and easy to use customer service approach that provides contractors with the help and support they need and householders with contractors they can trust.
Owned by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) through its wholly owned subsidiary, ECA Certification Ltd. The ECA is the premier trade association that has represented the electrical industry since 1901.
Using a Part P registered contractor means that they can self-certify the work that they carry out as being compliant with the Building Regulations. This saves the householder or property owner time and costs involved of notifying their local building control themselves.
CSCS was set up to help the construction industry to improve quality and reduce accidents.
CSCS cards are increasingly demanded as proof of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others.
Portico Security Group Ltd site staff all carry valid and current CSCS Cards
Members and Supporters of the Scheme ↓ show more detail ↓
CSCS Limited Directors all come from the Construction Industry. It is a Company Limited by Guarantee and therefore has no shareholders.
The members of the board are from the UK Contractors Group, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, the Federation of Master Builders, GMB Union, National Specialist Contractors Council, T&G Section of UNITE (Building Crafts Section) and Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. The Construction Industry Council and the Construction Clients Group are also represented on the Board.
ConstructionSkills administers the Scheme under contract.
CSCS is demanded as proof of competence by organisations from across the industry as well as employers, clients and Government.
All sites registered under the Considerate Constructors Scheme are required to declare the percentage of workers who hold CSCS cards and to record details of site operatives’ and visitors CSCS cards.
The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) through its document Common Minimum Standards for the Procurement of Built Environments in the Public Sector, states that governmental clients “are to include a contract clause requiring that all members of the supply teams who are workers or a regular visitor to a construction site are registered on the CSCS scheme”.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has made it clear through its support of Construction Commitments 2012 and its own health and safety standard that all professional and site staff involved in construction of the Olympic facilities will be required to hold a valid CSCS card or card affiliated to the scheme.
Constructing Better Health (CBH) and CSCS became sister companies in 2009 to add further value to the Scheme and to support the needs of the construction industry for the management of proof of competency and work-related health.
Safety and Compliance to the machinery directive is a must.
Door and Hardware Federation represents the interests of manufacturers and installers of industrial, pedestrian and garage doors as well as manufacturers of locks and building hardware. It provides professionals in all sectors of the building industry with a single source for technical expertise with the ultimate aim of assuring progress and maintaining standards throughout the industry.
The DHF Gate Group has been formed in response to the demand for technical advice relating to powered residential gates.
DHF is well placed to provide this information because of its long experience in working with the various British and European standards.
PDF codes of practice http://www.dhfonline.org.uk/downloads/code.pdf
Understanding the Directives is essential
All our staff are trained to the highest standards, each engineer attends manufacturers training courses as well as in house training.