"50 directly employed staff, able to mobilise anywhere in the country at short notice, with an extensive range of our own plant and plenty of stock in readiness for your project, whatever it is..."

Compliance

Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is a multi-disciplinary company that has been operating from Dorset for the last 29 years. With over 50 employees, we are now active nationwide, sending teams to work on a variety of safety critical sites. Working across the country in Safety Critical Industries has enabled us to bring a depth and breadth of industry knowledge and best practice to all our work.

Standards

We have a robust in house Quality Management System which was drawn up to the standard required for compliance with ISO 9001:2015, and we are working towards Accreditation for ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001. We expect these to be in place by September 2016, along with the National Highways Sector Scheme 2A.

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A full list of the standards and regulations we work to can be found here.

Immediate Response

At Knighton Countryside we pride ourselves on our ability to respond at extremely short notice. For this reason, all foremen and team leaders carry emergency risk assessment forms. These are designed to give staff a ‘stop / go’ decision based on a series of safety critical observations. All staff are issued with layered Hi Vis clothing as standard, all of which is compliant with EN471:2003 Class 3. This means that whoever we send to site will have the correct PPE with them. Any additional safety critical site information is communicated via smart phone, and staff habitually contact the office when arriving at or leaving a site. Our vehicle tracking system allows us to monitor staff movements and exact locations as well as allowing us to deploy staff efficiently.

Supply Chain
A large proportion of our provision is service rather than product. We have a relatively small supply chain. This means that the majority of our suppliers are well known to us, with relationships having been established over a number of years. We carry out supplier and subcontractor checks annually.

Equipment

All vehicles and plant are maintained above and beyond the manufacturers’ minimum. LOLER checks are outsourced and are on a regular schedule. This includes both personal kit, and mechanised plant. All tools, machinery and equipment are checked and maintained under The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Evidence of regular checks can be produced at any time and is provided, along with staff certification, on all sites which require it, before commencing work. Any equipment or machinery used in the workplace is suitable for its intended purpose, regularly maintained to ensure safety, only used by people who have received adequate training, and is inspected by a competent worker.

Personal Protective Equipment

All employees are provided with Hi Visibility clothing branded with the company logo, which conforms to BS EN 471. This includes long sleeved shirts with UV protection, fleeces, waterproofs, chainsaw trousers and lightweight tabards. This ensures that all staff have layered highway compliant clothing for all weathers regardless of where they are working, and increases flexibility and safety, allowing us to service emergency call-outs more efficiently.

Qualifications

All operatives hold a LISS/CSCS Labourer card or higher.
All vehicles and machinery are only operated by personnel with the appropriate licences and qualifications.
Licences are checked on induction and then annually on the DVLA website.

Accreditations

Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor

We are very proud of our status as an Aboricultural Association Approved Contractor. In order to obtain this, we undergo a rigorous onsite audit of work and systems every two years, and a smaller audit annually.

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Achilles

Achilles is one of the world’s leading global supply chain risk management companies. They collect, validate and maintain essential supplier data. Knighton hold accreditations from two of the Achilles procurement communities. Holding accreditation from RISQS means we are able to work on Network Rail sites.

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Link to Utilities Vendor Database Information
Link to information about RISQS accreditation

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Link to the Trustmark Website

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BASIS

Knighton hold two accreditations from BASIS, an independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries. The BACCS accreditation governs our store keeping and advisory capabilities, and the Amenity Assured Scheme certifies our capabilities in chemical application for the Amenity communities.

Constructionline

Constructionline is the construction industry’s ‘go-to’ procurement service. Knighton are members and hold current certification.

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Link to Amenity Assured Information

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Safety Systems In Procurement

Knighton hold three SSIP Accreditations:

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Avetta Procurement Systems Formerly PICS

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