The PAI Group of Companies hold multiple key industry accreditations and memberships, which we are extremely proud of.
(The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association)
AVIXA™, previously InfoComm, is the global trade association and community for creative professionals who use technology to create integrated experiences. We are Active Members, contributing voluntarily to industry development. All our operative, sales and technical staff undertake Audiovisual and Network training, working towards the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) credential. CTS is the only ISO registered AV qualification. Our principal audio-visual designer also holds the prestigious CTS-D (Design) qualification.
(Contractors' Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)
The PAI Group of Companies are all registered as CHAS compliant. The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK.
(Alcumus SafeContractor Approved Contractor)
The PAI Group of Companies remain committed to the health, wellbeing and overall safety of our workforce, as well as that of other trades we work alongside and members of the general public. To this end we operate a strict, assured safety management system, integrated with our ISO 9001:2015 compliant activities. This includes group wide commitment to our regularly reviewed safety policy, organising and planning to implement this, in addition to ongoing monitoring, audits and reviews. Accordingly, our workforce is highly trained in General Health and Safety, as well as specific Work at Height, Manual Handling, Asbestos Awareness and Risk Assessments. Each holds an ECS (CSCS) Card and is PASMA certified. A number also hold IPAF and our supervisors are all CITB SSSTS accredited. Underpinning our commitment to safety, we have achieved SafeContractor accreditation in recognition of reaching their health and safety expectations, in accordance with the SafeContractor Charter Standards.
(Gold and Silver Members)
We are registered with Constructionline (116280). Constructionline is the UK’s largest register of pre-qualified contractors, consultants and material suppliers. The renowned SSIP (safety systems in procurement) pre-qualification platform works to enhanced PAS 91 criteria and The PAI Group of Companies have been validated as ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ by health and safety specialists.
(Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers)
The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers is the specialist Learned Society for sound and communications engineers. We are Supporting Members, and as such work with the industry to improve the technical standards, knowledge and practices of sound installations. Our leading design team members have also been accepted as Full Members, allowing them to display the MInstSCE credential after their name. The ISCE plays a major part in developing installation standards and training; as such we are able to certify all Public Address (PA) systems to BS 6259, all Induction Loop systems to IEC 60118-4 and all Voice Alarm (VA) systems to BS 5839-8.
Contracting with The PAI Group of Companies, clients can be confident of our quality processes and systems. We ‘build in’ quality to everything we do, delivering best value to our customers. We are accredited to ISO 9001:2015 for ‘Design Integration, Supply, Installation, Service and Support of bespoke audio-video, lighting, sound and digital signage solutions’. ISO 9001:2015 accreditation is subject to regular internal and external audits of our quality management system processes and procedures. Our certificate number is GB09/76790 and is valid until 12 February 2021.
(Electrical Contractors Association)
The PAI Group’s operations conform with the Electricity at Work Act, which requires employers to ensure that electrical installations are carried out to BS 7671:2008 (IET Wiring Regulations) by competent persons. Additionally, works relating to Fire Safety such as Alarms, Disabled Refuge and Voice Alarm require certification to BS 5839 Parts 1, 8 or 9. Our current Technical Compliance certificate, valid until 30 April 2022, evidences that we have met the requirements of the ECA by satisfactorily demonstrating compliance with relevant technical standards in Electrical Installations within Commercial Buildings and Industrial Locations.
As registered members of the ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association), we are regularly assessed to prove competence in Electrical Installation, Fire Safety Systems and Data Installations to BS EN 50173, BS EN 50174 and BS EN 50346. Full testing and inspection of installations is carried out during commissioning, and certificates issued on completion.
As registered members of the ECA, all work carried out by The PAI Group is covered by the ECA Guarantee of Work Scheme. The Scheme provides the highest level of accountability and protection of any representative or qualifying body within the electrical installation industry. Our clients are also covered by the ECA Bond, which indemnifies them against the risk of the additional cost of finishing the works should we for any reason become insolvent.
Ensuring installation safety and customer satisfaction, our clients are further protected by the ECA Warranty, with assurance that if the electrical installation work fails to comply with the relevant British Standards then it will be rectified in accordance with the Warranty’s terms and conditions.