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Our Standards

Northen Surveying Services Ltd is a friendly and dynamic business that has built an enviable reputation for quality and reliability over the last 10 years. We are an SME with exciting growth plans based in rural offices near Thornbury, where our team work autonomously yet flexibly.

our people

We respect and value the things that make every member of our team individuals, and we’re committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity.  Flexible working was the reason NSS started up, we support our team to work flexibly thus affording them a strong work-life balance.

We create lasting benefits through continually developing skills and employment opportunities. We provide access to training for all team members to put them in the best position to do their job well and fulfill their potential. A measure of this comes through our Investors in People status, which was initially achieved in 2014.

royal institution of chartered surveyors

The company is a chartered practice and steadfastly believes in ongoing professional development and works with the RICS to deliver this.

Our commitment to building the future of surveying is also bourne out by 6 years of training apprentices to consistently high levels through a dedicated work and training program. Apprentice Quantity Surveyors work-study over 5 years towards Level 6 via a Degree Apprenticeship day-release. Then progress to RICS professional memberships (MRICS) as part of the Apprenticeship program to become Chartered Quantity Surveyors.

ISO 45001

our wellbeing

Our Team’s health and safety is paramount. The company has fully compliant H&S strategy and policies in place and has worked to achieve ISO45001.

For our wellbeing, there is an Employee Assistance program and Mental Health First Aider.

All QS team members are holders of CSCS cards or studying towards achieving them.

ISO 14001

our environment

We set sustainable standards for running the business by limiting our environmental impact and minimising our use of resources, recycling, and also supporting local businesses in the supply chain.

We continually strive to incorporate environmental good practice into our workplace. Sourcing materials that are carbon neutral or recycled and using technology to reduce waste.  We advise clients when required of current environmental legislation which may impact their builds, supporting clients to make better choices for their business.

NSS is focused on maintaining and measuring its Environmental Management System, which has achieved ISO14001, the International Environmental Management Standard.

ISO 9001

our customers and suppliers

We adopt a rigorous approach to detail and set high standards. Our client-focused team always aims to deliver measurable and accountable results for clients. We value our high repeat business ratio derived directly from Client satisfaction.

Delivering a quality service for clients is paramount to us. Following an audit into its business systems and processes, NSS achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard. NSS also has an internally developed quality process with robust QA schedules in place.