ISO 9001

ISO 9001

Taranto Ltd achieved accreditation to British Standard ISO 9001:2000 in 1992.  This certification is by far the world's most established quality management system framework, used in 161 countries.

It demonstrates our commitment to quality along with our ability to gain and enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of our systems and procedures.

Our quality management system has been designed to fully integrate within the everyday operations of our organisation creating a logical and effective approach. We pride ourselves in using this framework to offer a mutually beneficial, pro-active approach to all interested parties.

Our certification comprises:

  • Design manufacture and erection of pre-stressed concrete flooring, plate flooring and precast stairs and landings.
  • Design and manufacture of reinforced precast concrete beams, pile caps and spacing blocks.
  • Design and installation of ground improvement techniques by vibro compaction.
ISO 14001

ISO 14001

Taranto Ltd achieved ISO 14001 certification in February 2010. Having expanded our 70-acre manufacturing facility by commissioning our own concrete batching plant, we are dedicated to continuously addressing the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact.

Our policy statement recognises that good management ensures that includes that environmental protection and the prevention of pollution are part of all our decisions, policies and practices.

It is our policy to foster open discussion with employees, customers, suppliers, contractors and all interested parties with regards to the environmental performance, objectives and targets of the company and the project.

We are committed to identifying anything that might impact on the environment. By understanding relevant environmental legislation, we can minimise any potential detrimental effects of our operations.

Our certification comprises:

  • Design, manufacture and erection of pre-stressed concrete flooring, plate flooring and precast stairs and landings.
  • Design and manufacture of house foundation systems using reinforced precast concrete beams, piles caps and spacing blocks.
  • Design and installation of ground improvement techniques by vibro compaction design and supply of precast pipes.
  • Design and installation of foundations utilising underpinning and mini piling.
  • Design and construction of pre-cast driven piles, tubular steel piles and cast in situ piles.
OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001

Taranto Ltd is committed to being a good employer, and looking after all its staff and clients. Our priority is making sure that everyone is kept safe and well during all our operations.

We conduct all our business activities in a way that meets the highest possible standards of health and safety for our employees, sub contractors, clients, visitors and anyone that could be affected by such activities including members of the public.

The company considers the successful management of health and safety as equal to all its other business activities. All staff consider health and safety issues just as important as production and quality control.

Taranto Ltd achieved accreditation to British Standard OHSAS 18001 for Health and Safety in 2012. This standard is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Constructionline Membership

Constructionline Membership

Taranto Ltd became members of Constructionline in 2014.

Through our membership of Constructionline, Taranto Ltd can reassure our customers that we have suitable and sufficient procedures and policies in place. This means that we can carry out all our works safely and efficiently, without the requirement to complete lengthy PQQs, saving time and resources, at a benefit to the company and to our clients.

Constructionline aims to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole. It streamlines procurement procedures and improves the supply chain management processes through reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers. It is the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a standardised questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.

ASUC

ASUC Plus Membership

Taranto Ltd can provide a 12-year defects guarantee for our foundation products and services through our accreditation with ASUC Plus.

ASUCPlus (the Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors) is an independent trade association formed to promote professional and technical competence within the subsidence, underpinning and structural stabilisation industries.

Taranto Ltd remains the only Irish members of ASUCPlus having successfully achieved accreditation following technical and financial audits and having committed to prescribed safety procedures.

12-year Defect Guarantee

Through our membership of ASUCPlus, Taranto Ltd is able to offer a 12-year Defects Insurance Guarantee against all our foundation products and services.

The main benefits to our customers of this guarantee include:

  • Indemnity Policy - a client does not have to prove negligence against any party.
  • Full 12-year term.
  • Policy covers defects in both design and works.
  • Up to 25% of contract sum insured for consequential loss.
  • Benefit of Guarantee can be passed to subsequent owners of property.
  • Guarantee remains in place should the contractor discontinue trading.
ICE

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Approval

At Taranto Ltd, we value our staff highly and invest in their training and personal development, from trainee level upwards.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has approved Taranto Ltd's graduate engineer and technician training scheme. The scheme outlines how Taranto Ltd commits to providing trainees with the support they need to gain the knowledge and experience required to work towards professional qualification with ICE to Eng Tech, IEng or CEng.

Taranto Ltd places great importance on the appointment of a mentor for every trainee, known as a Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE).

Initial Professional Development (IPD) at Taranto Ltd comprises the acquisition and development of the special skills and professional approach needed to practice as a professional. It bridges the gap between an educational foundation and professional qualification, developing a trainee’s ability to hold positions of responsibility and make independent judgments.

The first element of IPD is structured to give a trainee the necessary breadth of experience, as defined in the ICE’s Development Objectives.

The second part is a gradual progression towards increased responsibility, reflective of a trainee's personal development and commitment. This should also provide time for consolidation of experience and for preparation for the ICE's Professional Review.

The Taranto Quality Guarantee

Taranto is the leading precast concrete company in the UK and Ireland, verified by our range of accreditations and our quality guarantee.

We pride ourselves on producing the best products, with the highest standards in the industry through ISO accreditations and insurance backed guarantees.

Striving for continuous improvement, Taranto encourages innovation across our business. This includes our quality systems and procedures and innovative new techniques being developed with the support of Queens University, Belfast.

    Taranto Ltd's commitment to standards is demonstrated by our accreditations and guarantees:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • ASUC Membership
  • Constructionline Membership
  • SMAS Accreditation (Safety Management Assessment Scheme)
  • SSIP Approval (Safety Schemes in Procurement)
  • 12-year insurance backed guarantee available on all works
  • Multi size PCC pile range – the largest range of PCC pile sizes in Ireland
  • Innovative technologies in PCC concrete including research and development into high strength, self compacting concrete

"Taranto provided a high level of service to the Belvoir Park Tunnel Contract with the supply of 1500mm dia concrete jacking pipes."

Derek Elliott of Graham Construction Johnston Bell, Teague and Sally

Accreditations

To effectively lead our organisation towards improved performance, Taranto Ltd has developed a quality management system based on customer focus, process and systems approach and continual improvement.

ISO 9001
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ISO 14001
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OHSAS 18001
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Constructionline Membership
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Membership of ASUC Plus
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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
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