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Stone Restoration Services Ltd
Unit 12 Communal Site
Anchor Lane
Abbess Roding
Ongar
Essex
CM5 0JR

Tel: 01279 876994
Fax: 01279 876995
Email: info@srslimited.co.uk

Registered office:
15 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2DD
Registered in England No.3507284

Stone Federation GB Stone Federation Uk

Stone Restoration Services are proud members of The Stone Federation Great Britain (SFGB). The Stone Federation is the official Trade Association for the Natural Stone Industry.

The Federation co-ordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing an appropriate material and a reliable service.

The Federation's objectives are:

  • To promote the use of natural stone as a building material in favour of other building materials.
  • To increase the market share of natural stone for SFGB members.
  • To promote and maintain the traditional skills involved in natural stone.

Stone Restoration Services are proud to represent the Industry on the committee for the Stone Industry Training Group. Our input to such a valued training group ensures future development for all members of the stone industry.

Experience amongst members of the Stone Industry is vital to the continued growth and quality training available.

The group is responsible for some of the newest most exciting training courses/ NVQs and other assessments imperative for ensuring the Stone Industry remains with quality craftsmen.


ConstructionLine

ConstructionLine

Constructionline is owned and endorsed by the Department of Trade & Industry

It's essential today for both clients and contractors to have access to a reliable, qualified database. Constructionline already has this ability and provides us with an excellent interface with our public sector clients .

A full assessment of the Company - its financial status, H&S records, Environmental Policy and lots of other pre-qualification criteria must be assessed prior to being accepted as a Constructionline member which allows recognition and credibility.


CHAS: Construction Health & Safety Assessment Scheme - Member CHAS logo

Stone Restoration Services are committed to the continued investment in Health and Safety - in addition to annual external verifications and audits undertaken by CHAS, Insurance assessors and Constructionline its own Management team also include IOSH Technicians and Nebosh assessed safety inspectors ensuring the day to day monitoring of all Health and Safety on site.


Construction Skills (CITB)

Stone Restoration Services are levy paying members of Construction Skills (CITB) and work closely with them in devising up and coming training courses via NSITG.

CITB logo

A full training and development plan is in place for all our employees. Ongoing assessments also ensure personnel remain competent and licensed for every activity they may be required to do.


CSCS (Construction Skills Card Scheme) CSCS

Stone Restorations have worked hard and are proud to be one of only a few Construction Company's to have achieved the Gold Status (top award for the highest % of CSCS card holders available).

We are also satisfied that 95% of our employees hold CSCS cards which are either experienced workers, time served apprentices or NVQ assessed - only new apprentices hold a general or apprentice card which we achieve a two year turn around to fully qualified (or less if employee has worked in the industry previously).


The Worshipful Company of Masons

We are proud to have Directors membership to the most prestigious Masons Company.

Originally formed in medieval times as a trade guild to the City of London to regulate the quality of stone buildings in the City the main activities are now to ensure support for apprentices and trainees in the craft of stonemasonry. In 2007 the Company of Masons also recognised skilled stonemasons and craftsmen - this year promoting the Natural Stone Awards and Duke of Gloucester awards - for which Stone Restorations were nominated for their work at Museum of Childhood.


SPAB: Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings SPAB

SPAB is involved in all aspects of the survival of buildings which are old or interesting- the skill lies in mending them with the minimum loss of fabric - old buildings cannot be preserved by making them new.

Stone Restoration Services work alongside SPAB to ensure that we are studying, developing and improving ways of "restoration" work to return an old building to a perfect state.

NSITG (Stone Industry Training Group) & Worshipful Co Of Masons natural stone industry training group logo

Stone Restoration Services represent the stone industry on both committees and strive to develop future stone masons ensure quality craftsmen are not just fully trained but continue in their professional development.

Our Commitment

Stone Restoration Services will ensure that all its workforce are fully qualified and continue to be developed/trained throughout their career.

CSCS

Stone Restoration Services hold the Gold Commitment award for its employees - over 90% are holders of qualified cards

Apprentices

Stone Restoration Services have new members of its team currently undergoing the façade cleaning and preservation apprentice. Investment in employees is critical to our Company to ensure that our future workforce are fully qualified.

Most of our masons are time served apprentices who were initially trained by our previous Company Gilbert & Turnbull.

Plant Operative Licenses

All our operatives hold licenses for all the plant/machinery/work equipment that we use. This training is ongoing and refreshed at regular intervals to ensure operatives continue to work in a safe manner.

H&S Training

100% of the workforce have undertaken and passed H&S tests. No operatives will be allowed on site without induction training and testing in line with CSCS scheme. We also run an in-house training programme for re-testing of employees.

Managers have undergone Management of H&S training together with internal H&S advisor being IOSH Technician.

First Aid Training

We encourage our operatives to be fully trained as 1st aiders and continue to develop this role. We have a number of qualified 1st aiders and appointed persons who have ongoing refresher courses to ensure they are fully up to date.

Fire Training

A number of our employees are now fully qualified fire marshalls - 100% of all other members of staff are required to regularly attend fire awareness and extinguisher operatives courses.

Operatives using flame texturing techniques are fully trained in the safe use, storage and handling of gases.

Approved Contractors

We have fully trained personnel and are approved contractors for approved contractors for Tensid / Sika / Torc / Doff.