Premiere's aim of providing customers with outstanding products and excellent levels of service is underpinned by a strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement. Meeting all relevant standards, our processes and procedures - covering all activities from procurement through to delivery - have been designed to help us consistently exceed our customers' expectations. Our quality focus has led to the following accreditations and certifications:
FIRA Gold: Premiere has been awarded the FIRA Gold Award which is the ultimate mark of product excellence within the furniture industry. This award provides reassurance that a product meets all necessary standards. On-going certification requires comprehensive testing and auditing programmes for a complete range or item of furniture, thus ensuring that it has been manufactured to the highest possible standards.
NB: Doors from the Hardwicke kitchen range only, have not been FIRA tested.
ISO 9001: Premiere has achieved ISO 9001 which is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. It shows commitment to quality, customers, and a willingness to work towards improving efficiency. It demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit.
Product lifecycle: Premiere has achieved an Independent Lifecycle Evaluation of up to 20 years on its product range through BLP, demonstrating that our products represent real value for money and a cost effective, sustainable long-term solution in kitchen procurement. BLP (Building Life Plans) are the premier consultancy resource for “whole life cost” data and methodology in UK residential construction, and offer durability assessments for clients.
Safety: Premiere has achieved BS OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety accreditation which provides international recognition of Premiere’s commitment to both its employees and customers’ safety and well-being. This complements our existing ISO14001 Environmental and ISO9001 Quality accreditations. The standard enables Premiere to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety
Contractors’ Health and Safety: Premiere take health and safety seriously throughout the entire process of supplying customers’ with our products. We are proud to have received certification from CHAS, the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme. CHAS is an authority and trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, setting industry benchmarks for safer and more efficient working.
Premiere’s membership of Constructionline confirms to buyers that it has met Government approved pre-qualification criteria covering health and safety, equal opportunities, quality and environmental performance. It demonstrates Premiere’s commitment to operating within areas of compliance and regulations across all aspects of our business.