Independent Connections Provider Matrix Networks Group, has been awarded Gold level membership of the nationally-recognised Constructionline platform, providing confirmation that they meet industry standards across the board.

Constructionline works with construction buyers and suppliers to help speed up search, validation and purchasing decisions, opening up opportunities for members to access a wide range of procurement contracts and projects – and for buyers to access a validated pool of high quality suppliers.

Matrix Networks’ new certification therefore places them on a strong footing for securing further high profile multi-utility infrastructure contracts where the immediate validation of credentials are required, saving time and expense at the tendering stage.

Constructionline offers four levels of Membership. Matrix opted for Gold as it was the most appropriate for the size and nature of its business, and by requiring a more detailed prequalification questionnaire as well as a SSIP assessment, it would provide the evidence demanded by some of the UK’s most high profile contractors.

To qualify for Constructionline Gold Membership, Matrix Networks completed:

  • An enhanced prequalification questionnaire which went beyond the standard PAS91
  • A Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSI) assessment, providing evidence of competence in health and safety management
  • The Common Assessment Standard – a standard set of questions developed by industry to help save time and money at the prequalification stage.

Paul Beck, Matrix Networks Sales Director, said: “We’re finding more and more contractors are asking their supply chain partners to be listed on Constructionline, because it ensures they’re dealing with businesses which meet the required industry standards without having to duplicate and evaluate further prequalification assessments.

“We’re extremely pleased to have achieved Gold level membership as this is proof of our capabilities and standards as a business – and something for which we’ll work to maintain year on year. We’re obviously new to Constructionline, but are already starting to realise the benefits of being a registered member.”

Matrix Networks Group is an industrial and commercial multi-utility Independent Connections Provider (ICP), servicing UK developers, main contractors, and consultants. The Company is accredited under CHAS and Altius, as well as Lloyd’s Register WIRS, GIRS and NERS schemes.

 

Situations with the Coronavirus are developing day by day. This advice is communicated to assist the NHS and to ensure all those working on Matrix Networks Group sites, are kept safe from infection and prevent infecting others.

Key points to remember:

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds (2 x happy birthday)
  • If you have ANY of the following symptoms, go home and self-isolate for 14 days.
    • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Guidance for safe distancing includes the following:

  • Travel to and from sites alone – not in teams.
  • Take breaks alone in your vehicle or other safe location. (remember to wash your hands before handling food or beverages).
  • Work alone where possible or maintain the 2m distancing. (follow lone working procedures)

Guidance for use of PPE

  • Gloves are mandatory at all times, use disposable gloves when not wearing working gloves.
  • Clean all surfaces, materials and vans regularly (Vans daily)
  • Contact your employers for ordering of wipes/ sanitisers (MNL staff please contact the SHEQ Dept on safety@matrixnetworks.co.uk ) or call Davina Reilly 07835525129.

KEEP SAFE

 Please contact the SHEQ Manager Davina Reilly on 07835 525129 if you need further clarification on the information contained within this alert.

Please send any information to safety@matrixnetworks.co.uk