Accreditations 2019-01-19T12:25:40+00:00


As a well-established piling company with a reputation for excellence, Southern Piling is pleased to have several high profile industry benchmarks and accreditations.

In the front of our business lies a strong awareness of quality.

First and foremost, we aim to deliver over and above customer expectations.  Importantly however, in a crowded sector, safety, excellence and high standards are vital.  They have been an essential part of our success.  As a result, we truly feel that Southern Piling stands apart.  Moreover,  to coin a phrase, we are not just any piling company.

Southern Piling is a thriving organisation.  As a successful business, we are proud of achievements.

However, it is true that we are very aware of the criteria we need to meet in order to gain these markers of professionalism.   Therefore, our recognition by industry standards organisations demonstrates our high standards to you, our potential customers. Third parties inspect Southern Piling’s business processes from top to bottom on a regular basis and we always make the grade.

Our business has maintained all the below accreditations for several years.  Of course, we plan to do so now, and well into the future.

These standards of excellence are important to us. Why?  Because in a sector increasingly driven by safety and quality considerations, we think it’s essential to get things right.   Therefore, as a piling company of several years’ standing, we hold ourselves to account for what we do.  We’re very pleased that our clients recognise our high standards, too.


Southern Piling  has full accreditation with CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme).

In short, CHAS maintains strict health and safety standards throughout the UK.  Equally, they aim to standardise their high standards across the industry.


SMAS sets stringent health and safety standards.  It offers industry-recognised H&S certifications to contractors mainly within the UK house building sector.  Southern Piling has achieved SMAS Worksafe, an accreditation which meets the SSIP core criteria.

SMAS assesses and renews our Accreditation annually.  As a result, we keep fully up to speed with all legislation regarding health and safety.

FORS: Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme

We have a fully registered Accreditation with  FORS (The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme).

This organisation promotes best practice across the European fleet industry.  FORS focuses on safety, efficiency and environmental protection.  This important accreditation also has links with the Transport for London Scheme.


Southern Piling has a Gold Accreditation with Constructionline.

Federation of Master Builders

Membership of the Federation of Master Builders, the largest trade association for the construction sector in the UK, means a great deal to us.

The FMB vets us in depth on a regular basis.  They also inspect us every three years.  We meet consistently the FMB’s high industry standards and stringent criteria.