Professional removers memberships and accreditations
Which? Trusted trader
Which? has been a consumers champion for over 55 years, well known for testing consumer products and establishing the best buy. They have now extended their range to the service sector and established a Trusted Trader scheme which endorses reputable traders. Ballards have successfully undergone the rigorous assessment process and are pleased to be a Which? Trusted Trader. See our Which? certificate.
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Professional Removal Company – Members of BAR
Ballards are members of The British Association of Removers (BAR). BAR members are professional removal and storage companies, each working to BAR’s approved Code of Practice. This means that you have the peace of mind that comes from using a firm that really knows what it’s doing, and in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you’ve got someone to turn to. See our BAR certificate.
European Movers Association – Fedemac
Fedemac is the umbrella association of the European moving industry and through our membership we have access to around 4000 member companies in 27 European countries, to assist with European moves where required. See our Fedemac certificate.
BAR Self Storage
The BAR Self Storage Interest Group (SSSIG) is a group of over 20 professional BAR UK companies who have ownership or control (and branding) of a self-storage facility and have demonstrated their commitment to providing professional self-storage services to members of the public and businesses large and small alike. The SSSIG is a special interest group of the BAR. See our BAR certificate.
Ballards has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
British Standard (BSEN12522)
Ballards have elected to adopt the increasingly widely known European Standard for removals – BS EN 12522. These standards are the first and only recognised quality standards specifically aimed at furniture removals and storage for the benefit of the private individual. Certified companies operate to clearly defined standards and the procedures are designed to benefit you, the customer, at every stage of your move.
Move Assured is dedicated to providing the moving public with details of removal companies that they can have confidence in. You can check the feedback from satisfied customers and pick a remover with proven quality. See our Move Assured certificate.
xCenta is a health & safety risk management system and certification is awarded to businesses that have demonstrated compliance in key areas of Health & Safety, Employment and Commercial Law. Being members of xCenta helps us to ensure that we are kept up to date with changes in legislation and best practise, and that the systems we have in place meet the necessary standards to ensure the safety of employees, customers contractors and other visitors to our site.
See more information about xCenta.
The Property Ombudsman
We adhere to the British Association of Removers Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme which is independently operated by;
The Property Ombudsman
43-55 Milford Street