Hayes GFS awards & standards

Wessex Water Call In The Experts

Posted on: July 31st, 2013.
Plant Engineer

Wessex Water call in the experts.

Another year with Achillies UVDB

Posted on: July 11th, 2013.


Hayes GFS Ltd UVDB 2014






Hayes GFS Limited enjoy another year with Achilles UVDB who assist and support clients in the procurement process.

Achilles identify, qualify, evaluate and monitor suppliers via their Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB), on behalf of major organisations worldwide. In doing this, they also build and support online communities in many industry sectors, creating unique and powerful global networks. Established in 1990 in Norway, they now have offices all over the world and employ around 580 people in 22 countries. On a daily basis, their communities serve more than 700 of the world’s largest companies and over 55,000 registered suppliers.


Top Safety Accreditation for Hayes GFS Limited

Posted on: September 13th, 2012.

Hayes GFS Limited is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.

The Wiltshire-based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health  and safety practice amongst UK contractors.  Employing 9 people, Hayes GFS is principally involved in the supply, instalment and refurbishment of Glass-Fused-to-Steel Tanks and ancillary items.

Specialising in the water treatment and related industries, Hayes GFS Ltd’s most recent clients have included  RWE npower, Welsh Water, Wessex Water, Black and Veatch, Clancy Docwra, South West Water, BTU, BP, Costains, Morrison us, Kellogg s and Viridor. The company s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the desire to improve and assess their safety procedures and awareness.


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Delighted MD Stephen Skinner said “we have always been proud of our excellent safety record and our procedures, now with this accreditation, these high standards has been confirmed by another extremely well respected organisation in SAFEcontractor. This reiterates our determination to give our customers confidence in all aspects of our abilities. We continue to maintain and improve this and through the hard work, quality and commitment of our workforce, we will strive to provide a level of safety our clients expect and deserve”

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SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is due for renewal.

John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Hayes GFS has done. The firm s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies in the sector”

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website, www.safecontractor.com

Employer-only organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over one hundred and fifty major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

For Further Information contact:-
Stephen Skinner (Managing Director)
Tel: 01380-729612


Posted on: June 20th, 2012.

Following an assessment by an independent organisation, Hayes GFS Ltd has been successful in achieving both ISO 9001 and 14001 Certification. This Internationally recognised prestigious award for quality is an International Standard in use worldwide as a benchmark of quality.

These awards recognise Hayes GFS Ltd’s commitment to an exceptional quality of service. With only around 3% of UK business holding this certificate, Hayes GFS Ltd is now at the forefront of quality service, environmental awareness and customer care.

Delighted MD Stephen Skinner said ‘‘we have always been proud of the service and commitment we offer our clients. Now with the award of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, this has been confirmed by outside experts who are used to judging services on a daily basis, in a wide variety of trades and industries, we continue to improve what we do and through the hard work, quality and commitment of our workforce, we will strive to provide a level of service our clients deserve.

Neil Urquhart, who undertook the assessment for CQS Certified Quality Systems, paid particular tribute to the investment in people and training that enables Hayes GFS Ltd to provide an efficient service to their customers.

For further information, please contact:

Iris Sweet on 01380 729612 or Fax 01380 725801

Dated: 20-06-2012