In the construction industry, there are many known accreditations and standards such as ISO, CE, Achilles, SMAS, and CSCS. We view these as basic-level entry points, and therefore, enforce the Steel Build Standard to ensure our customers are receiving the best products, QA, and installation services when embarking on the Steel Build Journey. If documentation is stamped ‘Steel Build Standard’, then you can be sure the following processes have been completed.
With Steel Build starting out as an installation company, our design is driven by site activities and CDM. We promote innovation and input from all staff throughout this process to ensure we minimise all risk.
All production processes, regardless of request, will follow our CE procedure. As a company we decided to enforce this to avoid any misinterpretation of projects and to support this becoming part of our Steel Build Culture.
Steel Build enforce traceability and a stringent QA procedure to support CDM and removing risks from site activities. This QA culture in Steel Build assists in site procedures.
Our managers are promoted to voice their opinions in regards to our package or surrounding associated works. As part of your team, we aim to have a proactive, positive approach.
Health and Safety
At Steel Build, we pride ourselves in our health and safety culture. This is demonstrated through our awards received. We are consistent regardless of project size or customer expectations.
As part of the Steel Build Standard we exceed the CE recommendation and ensure all installations are documented to support our factory traceability.
Training and competency
The Steel Build Standard really comes to life when we talk about training and competency. Throughout our trading experience we have witnessed many levels of operatives possessing the same qualifications, and therefore have developed our own in-house accreditation. We hold a card scheme as follows:
Gold = Management Level
Silver = Installer Supervisor
Bronze = Installer or Welder Fabricator
White = Installers Assistant or Workshop Operative
To be awarded a card, employees and subcontractors must complete the following series of tests:
- Multiple choice questionnaire – 64 questions with a maximum of 86 points to be awarded.
- Practical assessment – An initial audit of an install followed by regular audit to ensure the standards are kept.
- Case study – A one-to-one interview to demonstrate understanding and responsibility in the industry.
- Other training – This area includes CSCS, CPCS, NVQ’s, and other basic industry-recognised qualifications.
The cards are issued on the outcome of these tests.
"I have worked in the secondary and architectural steel industry for the last 28 years. During this time, I have only worked for three companies. I have been in this employment for nearly ten years and have loved every minute of it. Over this time the company has grown. I work for a company that cares for the health and safety of its employees with no compromises. We are not all about maximum profit at any cost; we aim to provide an excellent service for a fair price, with the intention of building business relationships that enable all to prosper. I am now in the position as manager and go to work very proud to wear the company emblem on my jacket - I'm working for the best in the business."
"I have worked for Steel Build for 7 years now. I have seen the company and employees go from strength to strength. The management team and the fitters on site are always happy to help. We have the knowledge and experience to resolve many different situations. I can see a great future for myself and others working at Steel Build."
"Working for Steel Build has been a complete change of career for me. Although I have only been with the company for a short amount of time, I have learnt more than I could ever have imagined about the work that the company does. Everybody at the company made me feel very welcome, and has helped me to gain the knowledge I have and continue to gain. I can only see the company growing in the industry and I am looking forward to being a part of that and furthering my career with Steel Build."
"Having spent several years working for Steel Build, I have seen a relatively small company grow and prosper. The company has achieved success after success by being organised and well run. It has a team of experienced, knowledgeable individuals who give additional strength to a business that, I believe, stands out from others in the same field. Working for Steel Build is a career and not just a job. In my opinion, one of its key points for success is maintaining 'family values' in the workplace."
"Steel Build employees have a wide range of experience within the construction industry."
"It's refreshing to work for a young and enthusiastic company who are striving to reach the very top of the industry, with realistic goals, whilst considering the well-being of the employees."
"I believe Steel Build has a very good approach towards health and safety, work quality and as a company is very well organised. I like that the safest way of completing any given task is always the one selected. The right equipment is in place and ready before work commences, so we can deliver more easily with quality and safely. What also deserves credit is that the correct paperwork is in place to refer to, and when needed there's always someone in the office who will deal with our concerns and help find a solution. The work gets done correctly in a safe manner and without cutting corners."
"I've only been at Steel Build for 3 weeks, so it's a little difficult to express my feelings in that short space of time - but what I will say, is that I've received more training in that time than I ever did in my previous employment. I believe that they care about you as an employee regarding health and safety issues. I will continue to grow as a person and try to achieve my goals at such a growing company. Thanks for giving me this opportunity."
"As a manager within Steel Build I am supported to supply our employees with the best working environment possible."
"It's a pleasure to work for a company that is growing in the right direction and takes care of their employees. I have the freedom to do my job without being micromanaged. Steel Build are good at maximizing the strengths of the workforce by placing them to suit their individual abilities. People are treated with respect."
"Steel Build is a forward thinking, efficient and well organised company. I admire many things about the way it's ran and operates. Strong leadership, good management and impeccable management systems are in place, ensuring everything goes to plan and all risks are eliminated. A company with very high standards in work quality, which priorities the health and safety of their employees."