Accreditations

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Setting the Highest Industry Standards

One of the UK’s most successful independent commercial window, door and curtain walling company, Polar has achieved many accolades over the years, and has also attained and exceeded many important national and international industry standards.

CE compliant since 2013. CE is a certification or 'passport' linked to a construction product (or its packaging), to verify that it may be legally sold in any EU member state.  It reassures customers of the product's suitability for purpose, as CE indicates consistency with the product's Declaration of Performance (DoP).  Although CE is not a quality mark, it can be used in conjunction with quality marks.  Technical data sheets are produced for CE approved products to give specifiers/regulators accurate information to verify the product is performing as it should and these data sheets vary by product, depending upon individual specification.

Achilles - BuildingConfidence Certified Since 2012. Achilles BuildingConfidence is the online registration and accreditation standard used by 17 buyer organisations and over 1,500 suppliers in the UK construction sector.  Launched in 2007 it is designed to meet the increasingly demanding legislative and risk management needs of construction clients.

SAFE Contractor Certified Since 2011. SafeContractor is a leading health and safety pre-qualification assessment scheme and one of the fastest growing in the UK, with over 210 major clients and more than 20,000 contractor members.

BS OHSAS 18001 certified Since 2009. The Occupational Health and Safety standard BS OHSAS 18001 facilitates the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems within organisations.

ISO 14001 certified Since 2009. ISO 14001 is the highly sought after environmental quality standard, and is recognised worldwide.

ISO 9001 certified Since 2007. ISO 9001 is the prestigious quality management framework recognised worldwide, and proof of conformation to the best recognised management systems in the fabrication and installation of products.

CHAS Certified Since 2005. CHAS is the Contractors' Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, dedicated to completing health and safety pre-qualification assessments to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard.  The CHAS scheme fully reflects the stage one requirements of assessing competence under CDM 2007.  CHAS demonstrates compliance and commitment to the highest standards of health and safety legislation and the management of health and safety issues, when tendering for local authority, education sector and housing association projects.

Constructionline Registered Since 2003. Constructionline is the UK's largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants.  It is proven to deliver in terms of efficiency, time and cost saving and best practice.  All suppliers are pre-qualified to government standards as Constructionline is a public-private partnership between Capita and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.