When choosing a contractor, it’s important to choose one that is ultimately trustworthy. However, as well as this factor, customers also seek out contractors that can complete the work to a high quality standard, as well as doing the work in a safe manner.

Television programmes on rogue contractors and businesses can make customers more cautious of who they select to undertake work – and rightly so. To help ensure work done fits the customer’s needs and expectations, it is wise to look for companies who are accredited.

What is accreditation and why is it important?

Accreditation is a process of officially recognising a company for being qualified to perform a particular activity. There are different types of accreditation, but when choosing an automatic gate company, such as Portcullis Gates Automation, it’s important that the company has the relevant construction accreditation.

By being accredited, it highlights that a business is trustworthy, completes work to a high standard and completes work whilst complying with health and safety regulations. Accreditation is important for a business, as it helps promote the safe standards that the business work in. It is also a great tool for allowing customers to pick contractors based on their accreditation, as having more of these can be appealing for customers.

Portcullis Gates have recently renewed three of their seven accreditation. The renewed accreditation include; Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) and Alcumus SafeContractor.

Having a CHAS accreditation means that Portcullis meet their health, safety and wellbeing obligations during the work they do for customers. This helps solidify Portcullis as industry leading experts for health, safety and wellbeing. Door & Hardware Federation is the only unified body representing the interests of industrial & garage doors, metal & timber doorsets, powered gates and the building hardware sectors. DHF’s aim is to raise standards in the industries it represents and reassure customers that they are using products and services of the highest quality that conform with the latest legislation and technical specifications.Finally, their recent renewal of Alcumus SafeContractor, shows how Portcullis are compliant in risk management when undergoing services for customers.

It is crucial that customers choose a contractor that not only fits their requirements and budget, but also one that will complete the work in a safe manner, without compromising on quality.