But why is this important?
No organisation works in isolation, whether they work as part of a supply chain – from raw materials to distribution and installation, or as part of an industry that is heavily regulated, aviation for example. Each organisation will be impacted by the changes to legislation and new regulations, which is why it is so important to know you can rely on an impartial third party to support your organisation and the industry as a whole.
In order to be an independent third-party certification body, the BBA must remain impartial. In doing so the BBA can support organisations within the construction industry regardless of being in the same market or as direct competition, as all clients are treated equally and fairly.
All BBA job types are based on a series of documented procedures and templates, in order to ensure that they are carried out in an impartial, consistent and robust way. The same information is required from all clients, and all data are evaluated against the same criteria. This means that the outcome of testing and certification work is based solely on the testing and assessment conducted rather than favoritism or the size of the client.
There are no ‘shouting the loudest’ or ‘paying the most’ situations.