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Skills Matrix

Formed in 2008 by Norman Richards, Richards Associates have a wealth of experience in the rapidly developing fields of Environmental and Sustainability related issues.

Our staff and associate have a combined experience working with leading manufacturers of concrete building materials of over 60 years.

Skill Matrix
Ref: Subject Description:
Norman Richards
Trevor Grounds
Glenn Rowe
Andrew Richards
Colin Marshall
Paul Slater
Chris Richards
Alan Cooper
Marie Dalgaard
1.0
Management System implementation - Manufacturing Sector:
1.1
ISO 9001
x
x
1.2
ISO 14001
x
x
x
1.3
OHSAS 18001
x
x
1.4
BES 6001
x
x
x
x
1.5
Achilles
x
x
1.6
CHAS
x
x
2.0
Auditing of Management Systems:
2.1
ISO 9001
x
x
x
2.2
ISO 14001
x
x
x
2.3
OHSAS 18001
x
x
2.4
BES 6001
x
x
x
2.5
Achilles
x
x
2.6
CHAS
x
3.0
Energy Efficiency:
3.1
Auditing and reporting of recommendations:
x
x
x
3.2
Advice on renewable energy
x
x
4.0
Waste minimisation:
4.1
Auditing and reporting of recommendations
x
x
4.2
Advice on waste minimisation opportunities
x
x
5.0
Water Efficiency & Treatment:
5.1
Auditing and reporting of recommendations
x
x
5.2
Advice on water minimisation opportunities
x
x
5.3
Advice on water treatment (e.g. ph neutralisation etc)
x
x
5.4
Advice on water capture, storage and metering etc
x
x
6.0
Advice on Legislation and Standards etc:
6.1
ISO 9001
x
x
6.2
ISO 14001
x
x
6.3
OHSAS 18001
x
x
6.4
BES 6001
x
x
x
x
6.5
Achilles
x
x
6.6
CHAS
x
6.7
Local Authority Permitting
x
x
7.0
Technical Literature:
7.1
Advice on the drafting of technical literature
x
x
x
x
x
8.0
Technical Illustration:
8.1
Process flow charting
x
x
x
8.2
Site plans (e.g. drainage plans etc)
x
x
x
x
8.3
Organisation charts
x
x
x
x
9.0
Sustainability Issues:
9.1
Policy development and implementation
x
x
x
9.2
Advice on BPCF Sustainability Charter
x
x
x
10.0
Training:
10.1
Training the trainer
x
x
10.2
Advice on Tool box talks
x
x
x
10.3
Internal Auditor Training
x
10.4
Training in support of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 etc
x
x
x
x
11.0
KPI data collection and analysis:
11.1
Advice on KPI data collection (incl BPCF)
x
x
x
11.2
Independent Verification of data for BES 6001
x
x
x
12.0
Concrete Mix Design:
12.1
Advice on Mix design
x
x
12.2
Advice on use of admixtures
x
x
12.3
Advice on use of alternative cementitious materials
x
x
x
12.4
Advice on use of secondary aggregates
x
x
x
13.0
IT Skills:
13.1
Advice on software (e.g. Excel, Word, Access database, Visio etc)
x
x
x
13.2
Advice on web-site design and content
x
13.3
3D CAD Design
x
14.0
Life Cycle Issues:
14.1
Advice on LCA studies (e.g. BRE methodology)
x
x
x
14.2
Advice on Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
x
x
15.0
CE Marking
15.1
Advice on how to achieve CE marking for products
x
x
16.0
General
16.1
Specialist advice on Packaging Regulations & Compliance
x
16.2
H&S in Construction (CDM regulations etc)
x
16.3
Support with tender applications, including PQQs etc
x
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