At Ast Signs we're committed to being the best that we can be and this requires the dedication and enthusiasm of all our staff in order to provide a service of the highest quality standard to our customers. As a company we recognise that our actions and operations impact the environment and all our activities need to be managed in a safe and responsible manner. It is important as a company that we continue to develop and progress our internal management systems to ensure we meet customer expectation and be recognised for providing the best service in the industry.
We have key accreditations from manufacturers such as 3M and Avery; both of these accreditations mean that we are fully approved to provide you with the material, fitting service and warranty that you require. We are accredited to ISO9001 and ISO14001 and as well as the CHAS health and safety system, we are a member of Achilles, a global network of industry communities. We are also fully conversant and compliant with all the safety requirements of working in the rail sector including compliance with Railway Group Standards GM/RT2130.
It is the objective of Ast Signs to satisfy the quality and delivery requirements of our customers with a high quality product at competitive prices; whilst also striving for excellent customer service and best practice. We have been quality registered for over 5 years and carry the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Accreditation for Graphic Design Printers specialising in Signs. To sustain this standard we operate a system of continual improvement within our processes.
Ast Signs is proud to be a 3M Select Platinum Partner, which means we will use components such as films, inks, laminates and clear coats that have been tested and approved by 3M for total compatibility. As a 3M approved vehicle wrapper we offer a UK-wide fitting service, offering you quality and piece of mind no matter where you're located. The Matched Components System enables 3M and ourselves to offer the strongest warranty in the graphics industry for the production of your warrantied graphics. For more information on this partnership please click here.
We take seriously the impacts of our business on the environment and we are committed to conserving natural resources, operating in a manner sensitive to the environment and complying to all relevant legislation. We periodically monitor our Carbon Footprint with the aim to reduce this year on year with the implementation of our ‘green’ latex printers, stringent waste and recycling management and monitoring of gas, electricity, fuel and water usage. We carry the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard Accreditation which is awarded by the recognised national body ISOQAR.
Ast Signs is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment and we take this very seriously. Our customers have the peace of mind that we comply with legislation requirements and all staff are competent to carry out the duties required of them backed up by training, Risk Assessments, COSHH Assessments and Method Statements. We are CHAS Compliant, and SafeContractor Accredited, which gives our customers the added reassurance that our Health and Safety Procedures are monitored and adhere to a strict standard of legislation and regulations. Many of our management team also carry the IOSH Certification.
Cyber Essentials accreditation means that Ast Signs has been independently assessed and verified by a Government approved external body, and that the business has put in place systems and controls, which provide the latest measures in client data protection, as well as complying with the IASME Information Security Standard.