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Why Specify a DSA Member?

• Quality • Environmental Commitment • Support • Commitment to customers • Training and development • High Standards • Mission Statement

Quality Quality lies at the heart of the DSA’s philosophy and members exercise the highest standards of business practice and workmanship at all times. DSA membership is not automatic, and applicants are subject to strict vetting procedures. Not only are members vetted on application, they are continually monitored to meet the high standards demanded. Vetting comprises of a detailed documentary and financial review. On being accepted, members agree to abide by the Code of Practice and conditions of membership.

Environmental Commitment Sustainability and environmental impact are major considerations when specifying, manufacturing and installing products in the workplace. DSA requires its members to confirm their commitment to protecting the environment, and is proactive in providing information and guidance on how best to achieve this. Its supplier members in particular are leading the way in seeking techniques and developing systems that provide high environmental and social value. Support DSA members operate with the benefit of vast resources of business and technical information and support from the Association. DSA is keenly involved with industry standards, training and health and safety, to promote a safe working practice and information sheets on topics relevant to our sector. The National Specialist Contractors Council assists in this support with a variety of advice helplines. The Website supports by providing information such as members directory, current affairs and access to documents and links to these. Drilling and Sawing Association, Unit 3, Brand Street, Nottingham NG2 3GW, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 115 986 7029 Fax: +44 (0) 115 985 0341

Commitment to customers DSA members are committed to customer care, which begins long before work commences on site through the provision of practical and technical advice by experienced personnel at the planning stage. This commitment continues through the full project to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Training and development DSA are the National provider of the Apprenticeship Scheme for Drilling & Sawing, where candidates undertake a two-year training program as part of the Qualifications Curriculum Framework. The association have access to government funding for delivery of the apprenticeship and NVQ diploma’s. On offer to the members are a variety of industry related courses to promote safe working practices

High Standards DSA requires that the quality of materials and service and workmanship provided by members is of the highest standard. DSA actively promotes good practice in the sector. So by choosing a DSA member as part of the supply chain, clients and specifiers are assured of the highest standards of professionalism and sound business practice. DSA members operate with the benefit of vast resources of business and technical information and support from the Association. DSA members are trained and certified through the NVQ process and Construction Skills Certification Scheme Card. DSA Mission Statement The DSA’s mission is to promote the work of professional drilling and sawing contractors by highlighting the many advantages of cutting concrete with diamond tools, which include precision cutting within the shortest time scale, reduced noise, dust and debris and maintenance of structural integrity. DSA members benefit from approved operator training courses and the adoption of national safety standards and working codes of practices, as well as affiliation with other recognised construction industry national associations. The DSA also provides a forum for members to meet within an organised framework to discuss and share their ideas on new technologies and the future development of the industry as a whole.

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Why Specify a DSA member? This document tells you why.