Quality Assurance

Access Covers and Gratings

Quality Assurance

Our Commitment to Quality

BSi Kitemark
Saint-Gobain PAM UK Ltd is committed to offering products of the highest quality and performance. As a basis for this objective the company is committed to operating strict manufacturing and quality systems. It also recognises the responsibility of the companies' workforce in meeting these objectives and seeks to continually improve their awareness, training and development needs.
The BSi Kitemark is the worlds most recognisable 3rd party product certification mark. The majority of the products within this guide are certified by British Standards and bear the Kitemark* logo giving reassurance that the product is in full compliance with the requirements of the standard under which is designed, manufactured, tested and inspected. This internationally respected symbol of product quality accredits the following standards relevant to access covers, gratings, channel gratings and surface boxes manufactured in the UK.
BS EN 124 Gully Tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas.
BS 5834 Pt 2 2011 Specification for small surface boxes.
bsi 9001
ISO 9001 is the most widely used international standard that provides and effective framework for an effective Quality Management System. The quality systems that govern the manufacture of our products are kitemarked in accordance with these requirements. 
UVDB logoThe UVDB Verify scheme was developed to assist companies in the selection and pre-qualification of suppliers and certifies a companies' level of performance against key criteria such as Health & Safety, Environmental controls & procedures and Quality. Saint-Gobain PAM UK has achieved Category A status

It is anticipated that as a result of the proposed revisions to EN124 it will become a harmonised standard as a result of this and in accordance with the Construction Product Regulations, CE Marking will become a mandatory requirement when the new standard is published in later 2014.


Manufactured in the UK

Saint-Gobain PAM UK has a long term commitment to safeguard the future of our local environment and to this end are audited and kitemarked in accordance with the stringent requirements of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. Saint-Gobain PAM UK has also been awarded certification to the world class ISO accredited CEMARS Gold standard which confirms our commitment to measuring, managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a robust and credible way and that we undertake our assessments in compliance with ISO 14064 -1 2006.
Another of our aims is to continually improve our manufacturing performance, World Class Manufacturing is a comprehensive management system to improve performance by eliminating losses. The structured operating excellence method has proven effective in key areas such as safety, quality and productivity. The Holwell plant has achieved Bronze status and is well on its way to achieving silver in the near future.
Our commitment to the environment is also matched by our commitment to the safety and well being of our workforce. Our ambition is to have zero occupational health incidents and by deploying effective resources and standards we have significantly reduced the frequency of work related accidents. Key to maintaining and improving our performance is engaging with all employees and through a focus on education and communication develop a culture to identify, reduce and avoid risks in the workplace.



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