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GAP is guided by our values and are committed to doing the right thing by our customers and our wider family of colleagues, suppliers and partners by nurturing a positive business environment that serves the communities we operate in.
GAP understands the importance of keeping our customers fully informed on any current and new statutory legislation and regulations that may affect them. This includes but is not limited to Hand and Arm Vibration (HAV) and Control of Noise at Work legislation. As such, GAP complies with all applicable Health & Safety and Environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
We have a dedicated in-house SHE Risk & Compliance Team who keep abreast of new developments in the sector.
Technical Accreditation Certificates and Memberships
Our comprehensive Quality Assurance System has enabled GAP to achieve the following accreditation certificates and memberships.
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- ISO 45001
- Achilles Utility Vendor Database
- Achilles First Point Assessment Limited
- Construction Line - Gold
- Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme
- Achilles Building in Confidence
We are extremely proud of all the certification and members we have achieved over several years. Innovation and continual improvement are embedded as part of our business culture.
For several years GAP has been a member of FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme), and, since 2023, we have maintained FORS Gold Certification.
Achieving FORS Gold Certification demonstrates GAP's ongoing commitment to adopting best practice and improving the safety of our drivers, staff and members of the public. Being a FORS member allows GAP to ensure that we are managing our work-related road risk appropriately whilst demonstrating our commitment to exceeding the industry standard in fleet management.
This accreditation ensures we are fully compliant with all aspects of Transport Law.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), GAP is well placed to ensure we are compliant with all relevant data and we are committed to ensuring that all personal information is protected and never misused. We treat the protection, privacy and security of personal data as a priority.
Through this, we ensure we obtain explicit consent from individuals before collecting or processing their personal data. We also ensure that the data in which we collect is accurate, relevant and kept up-to-date. We provide individuals with the right to access and remove their data should they wish to do so.
GAP fully complies with the requirements of the government-backed Cyber Essentials Scheme, providing independent assurance to customers, partners and other stakeholders that we have suitable protections correctly in place to control the risks of cyber-crime.
This certification proves that GAP takes cyber security seriously and that we are constantly working to improve our cyber operations to keep us protected from the most common online threats.
Risk Assessment and Method Statements
Our ongoing certification to ISO 45001 and repeated attainment of the distinguished RoSPA Gold Award acknowledges our integrated approach to safety within all business operations and strategies.
GAP's robust and comprehensive Health & Safety Management System includes an extensive suite of over 100 separate Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS) covering all divisions. The purpose of these is to keep all workers as safe as possible.
GAP ensures any and all accidents are investigated following a clearly defined Accident, Near Miss Reporting and Investigation procedure. We have an internal Safety, Health, Environments, Risk & Compliance (SHERC) team who are committed to ensuring the investigation is conducted thoroughly to minimise the potential for a recurrence.
Health & Safety Governance
Through effective and proactive risk management, GAP continues to demonstrate record year-on-year improvement in safety. Our accident frequency and RIDDOR rates are unrivalled throughout the industry.
Our Health, Safety and Welfare Policy aims to demonstrate clearly to our employees, customers, suppliers, regulators and the community, our commitment to continuous improvement in health, safety and the environmental performance of our products and services.
Our dedicated in-house SHERC team ensures that GAP meets and exceed the health and safety requirements of our ISO 45001 accreditation and adheres to all government health and safety legislation.
Duty of Care
GAP has a duty of care to our customers to ensure that all equipment we provide, whether it be from our own fleet or from one of our approved hire partners, meets the relevant health and safety and environmental standards.
We only work with sub-contractors who have achieved the same level of accreditation as we have in ISO 9001 in Quality Management, ISO 14001 in Environmental Management, ISO 4501 in Occupational Health and Safety Management.
When proposing to use a sub-contractor, we conduct thorough market evaluations to ensure we receive all necessary information to guarantee a reliable and high-quality company to work with.