In January 2014, the Link-up accreditation was successfully renewed for a further 12 months.
Link-up is the UK's rail industry supplier qualification management scheme. It is recognised nationwide as the main point of reference for assessing the qualifications of rail suppliers. Link-up is used extensively by buying organisations such as Network Rail and London Underground as well as train operators and Tier One contracting organisations.
IUS is now fully accredited to fit domestic gas meters on new development sites. Several of our operatives have had the relevant training and have been granted Gas Safe registration for meter fitting. This will improve our customer service dramatically, as we have previously relied on third parties to fit gas meters, after completion of a service connection. The fitting of the gas meter has traditionally taken place the week after the service was installed. Same day installation in conjunction with the service, leaves the developer with a useable asset immediately. The fitting of domestic gas meters was rolled out across IUS in 2013.
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of the Principle Contractors Licence to IUS. This licence is granted by Network Rail and warrants work access for companies working within the Rail Industry. The 'Network Rail Principal Contractor Licence' issued to companies who have subsequently been 'Proposed' through the 'Network Rail Supply Chain Process'. To achieve licence we were required to take part in a 'Two-Stage Audit' process in order to become an approved contractor. Having a 'Network Rail Principal Contractor Licence' enables IUS to work directly for Network Rail.