J Freeley has once again passed the National Federation of Demolition Contractors’ annual Accredited Site Audit Scheme. The quality assurance scheme recognises excellent site standards, safe working methods and management systems.
Manchester-based Freeley underwent a comprehensive audit and inspection by the NFDC at a site in Hindley, near Wigan, where the company was demolishing a council depot. Freeley has passed the audit each year since its introduction in 2009.
The company was appointed by Wigan council to demolish the Towns Yard depot at Hindley and subsequently a depot on Christopher Street, Ince, under plans to amalgamate operations carried out across a number of sites at a new hub in Ince.
The NFDC audit covers specific aspects of contractors’ operations, including health and safety, site organisation and security, procedures and equipment, waste management and welfare arrangements and looks at environmental issues.
It is designed to give clients and insurance companies the comfort that they are dealing with an NFDC member which is a leader in its field, follows best practice, has been vetted, checked and verified, and employs trained and competent operatives.
Only demolition contractors which consistently show the highest standards in terms of health and safety, strength of office and site management and quality of work pass the external, independent audit. John Freeley, managing director of J Freeley, said:
The NFDC Audit Scheme was brought in to ensure that members meet the very best of industry standards. At J Freeley, we are proud to continually meet and exceed these standards.
The demolition of the Towns Yard and Christopher Street depots will help Wigan council save an estimated £1m per year in maintenance, transport and running costs. We are delighted that these projects will have such an impact for our client and for the community as a whole.