Accreditation | CHAS, SMAS, BALI, Arb Association, IOG | Bawden

Trade Association & Accreditation

Bawden Managed Landscapes seeks to achieve the highest operational standards in all aspects of the services provided to customers and clients alike.  Bawden has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001, see Business Accreditations, giving customers the confidence and comfort that systems and procedures have been rigorously audited by external consultants. 

In addtion to these quality benchmarks Bawden Managed Landscapes maintains membership of several Trade Associations, SIPP Schemes and Safety Groups.  The majority of these require Bawden to be audited externally to ensure that high standards and industry best practice are being delivered across thus business.  Membership also provides an opportunity to gain industry recognition for outstanding work and safety, something Bawden is proud to have achieved in the past.  It gives Bawden access to current thinking and best practice enabling staff to be kept up to date and trained in the latest techniques using the best equipment available.

Bawden Managed Landscapes maintains active membership of the follwoing:

British Association of Landscape Industries

BALI is the leading Trade Association for the nation's landscape professionals and delivers exceptional business, technical and promotional support to its members.  BALI seeks to promote, support and inspire all professional landscapers, garden designers and landscape suppliers to be leaders of an environmentally, ethically and commercially sustainable landscape industry.  There is a rigorous initial vetting process involving visits to the contractor's recent projects or sites, references, scrutiny by the Association's officers of the contractor's accounts and business practices, and the contractor's commitment to abide by the BALI Code of Conduct. Once accepted the contractor must submit to a regular Quality Standards Review to ensure the worth of the BALI logo is in no way diminished by members whose standards drop.  Bawden Managed Landscapes has been a Full Contracting Member of BALI since 1992.

Institute of Groundsmanship

Institute of GroundsmanshipThe Institute of Groundsmanship is the leading professional organisation for grounds management, recognised by the national governing bodies for sport in the UK for its industry knowledge and technical expertise. Bawden Managed Landscapes has long been providing advice to local authorities, schools and other organisations with sports pitches on turf and pitch care, supported by knowledge acquired through practical experience and membership of the IOG. The Institute of Groundsmanship also provide members with invaluable training opportunities of particular interest to Bawden Managed Landscapes are the courses which focus on the practical aspects of pitch care and in particular the maintenance of cricket wickets and squares.  

Arboricultural Association

Arboricultural Association Approved ContractorBawden Tree Care, the Arboricultural Department of the Bawden Managed Landscapes is an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor as well as being a Corporate Member of the Association, which exists primarily to advance the study of Arboriculture and to raise professional standards. In an industry where poor workmanship is both immediately visible and potentially dangerous, membership of the Association ensures Bawden Tree Care receives up to the minute information on skills and health and safety training to ensure their work complies with all necessary legislation and uses the most current techniques.  As far as the Approved Contractor scheme is concerned, this offers a recognised benchmark for arboricultural contracting throughout the UK and Ireland and is increasingly demanded by Local Authorities and other large commercial organisations. Approved status is also of considerable benefit in the domestic sector as a quality mark assuring the client of good quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently.


RoSPA plays a unique role in UK health and safety. As a member organisation that campaigns for safety change it also provides services and support to help organisations, such as Bawden Managed Landscapes, on their own journies to become safer and healthier places in which to work. RoSPA's occupational safety department produces a wide range of advice and information resources on all aspects of accident prevention in and around the workplace.  RoSPA has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world since our inception back in 1917. With a huge toll of death and injury from accidents remaining in this country and overseas, we are committed to using and adding to the tremendous base of expertise we have built up over many decades.  Bawden Managed Landsca[pes, as Corporate Members of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents,takes occupational health and safety extremely seriously and works to the highest standards where the health and safety of its staff, customers and the general public is concerned. 


Safety Management Advisory ServicesSafety Management Advisory Services or SMAS is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement, SSIP. A H&S Assessment organisation that takes great pride in our professionalism, customer service and efficiency.  Working with many of the major UK housebuilders they have developed experience and expertise in new build construction but we also deal with many other construction organisations.  SMAS accreditation means that Bawden Managed Landscapes has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’. A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and as part of this, SMAS H&S certificates are recognised by the other SSIP members who offer mutual recognition.  


Constructionline Approved Contractor and SupplierConstructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services, making contracting simpler and helping our customers achieve more.  Constructionline build value from beginning to end in the supply chain and procurement cycle, making it easy to optimise performance, minimise risk and realise opportunities.  They collect, verify and monitor standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91:2013 and offer a range of allied services and opportunities, all designed to assist you in your day to day activities.  Constructionline provides a rigorous checking process, which ensures that suppliers, such as Bawden Managed Landscapes, are qualified, with standards that are uncompromised."


CHAS Health and Safety SchemeBawden Managed Landscapes is a compliant supplier following assessment by CHAS.  Assessing suppliers’ health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another.  Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as Bawdens’ compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. CHAS have assessed Bawden's:  Health and safety policy statement; Organisation for health and safety; and Bawden's specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to customers and others.  In addition to this assessment CHAS gives guidance on any weaknesses in safety management, including how they can be improved.

BALI Approved Registered Landscape Contractor