Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Welcome to BSF Group LTD!
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of BSF Group LTD's Website, located at BSF Group LTD.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use BSF Group LTD if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to law. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
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License
Unless otherwise stated, BSF Group LTD and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on BSF Group LTD. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from BSF Group LTD for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
  • Republish material from BSF Group LTD
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from BSF Group LTD
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from BSF Group LTD
  • Redistribute content from BSF Group LTD
This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.
Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. BSF Group LTD does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of BSF Group LTD,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, BSF Group LTD shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
BSF Group LTD reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
  • The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You hereby grant BSF Group LTD a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorise others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
Hyperlinking to our Content
The following organisations may link to our Website without prior written approval:
  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organisations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organisations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
These organisations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organisations:
  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations.
We will approve link requests from these organisations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organisation does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of BSF Group LTD; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.
These organisations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
If you are one of the organisations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to BSF Group LTD. Please include your name, your organisation name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.
Approved organisations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:
  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.
No use of BSF Group LTD’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.
iFrames
Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.
Content Liability
We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.
Removal of links from our website
If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.
We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
Disclaimer
While every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, no guarantees for the currency or accuracy of information are made. BSF Group website and material relating to information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided ‘as is’. It is provided without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
BSF Group do not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website. BSF Group do not warrant that the functions contained in the material in this site will be uninterrupted or error free. Also, BSF Group do not warrant that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the materials.
In no event will BSF Group be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of BSF Group website.
These Terms and Conditions shall be covered by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Intellectual Property Rights
All material on BSF Group website is owned by BSF Group or is licensed to the Barking Shopfronts  Ltd and is protected by copyright, trade marks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. The Barking Shopfronts  logo is a registered trademark. If you wish to reproduce the Barking Shopfronts  logo please ask our permission first: info@barkingshopfronts.co.uk
Any enquiries regarding the material on this website should be addressed to : info@barkingshopfronts.co.uk by email or letter to Barking Shopfronts  Ltd, Unit 1 Barking Industrial Park, Alfreds Way, Barking, Essex, IG11 0TJ
Hyperlinking
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to the web pages hosted on this website. However, BSF Group does not permit its pages to be loaded into frames on your website as all of Barking Shopfronts  pages must load into the user’s entire window.

BSF Group is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Linking should not be taken as endorsement of any kind of the website linked to, including any products and services referred to in that website, nor does it imply that there is an association between BSF Group and the operators of that website. BSF Group cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of linked pages.

Arrangements for Isolation of Power Supplies
For work on electrical equipment (electric roller shutters, electric doors), it is important to ensure that the correct point of isolation is identified, an appropriate means of isolation is used and the supply cannot inadvertently be reinstated while the work is in progress. Caution notices should also be applied at the point(s) of isolation, and the conductors must be proved to be dead at the point of work before they are touched. A fundamental principle is that the point of isolation should be under the control of the person who is carrying out the work on the isolated conductors. The means of isolation can be an adjacent local isolation device such as a plug and socket, switchdisconnector, circuit breaker, fuse etc, as appropriate, which is under the direct control of the competent person carrying out the work.

These devices can be used without further precautions provided there is no foreseeable risk that the supply could be reinstated by others. When there is no such local means of isolation or there is a risk of reinstatement of the supply as above, the circuit or equipment to be worked on should be securely isolated by one of the following methods. Isolation using a main switch or distribution board (DB) switch-disconnector. Isolation of equipment or circuits using the main switch or DB switch-disconnector is the preferred method. The point of isolation should be locked off using a unique key or combination retained by the person carrying out the work. In the case of multiple isolations on a DB, a multi-lock hasp can be used to prevent access to a main isolator until such time that all persons working on a system have completed their work and removed their padlocks from the hasp. If locking-off facilities are not provided on the relevant switch then a locked DB door or locked switch-room door is acceptable provided the key or combination is unique, and is retained by the person doing the work. Again, multi-lock hasps can be used to control multiple isolations, although a key box or similar system may be needed to retain and control access to the main door key. Safe Isolation Practice Where it is intended that more than one person will be working on circuits supplied from a DB, (i.e. multiple isolations) and a multi-lock hasp cannot be used to secure the main point of isolation, individual isolation of each circuit by one or more of the methods shown below is recommended, to prevent inadvertent reinstatement of the supply. The principle is that each person carrying out such work should have control of their own point(s) of isolation and not rely on others to prevent inadvertent energisation. Isolation of individual circuits Where it is not practical to isolate a distribution board, individual circuits supplied from it can be isolated by one of the methods described below, depending on the type of protective device used. However, bear in mind the overriding advice to avoid energising any outgoing electrical distribution services, preferably until the distribution switchgear and all connected circuits are complete and have been inspected and the relevant tests carried out. If any items required to carry out the procedures recommended below are not manufactured for the DB in question or cannot be obtained through retail/trade outlets, it is acceptable to disconnect the circuit from the DB as long as the disconnected tails are made safe by being coiled or insulated. Suitable labelling of the disconnected conductors is important to prevent the supply being reinstated, particularly if other involved trades are present. Isolation of individual circuits protected by circuit breakers Where circuit breakers are used the relevant device should be locked-off using an appropriate locking-off clip with a padlock which can only be opened by a unique key or combination. The key or combination should be retained by the person carrying out the work. Note Some DBs are manufactured with ‘Slider Switches’ to disconnect the circuit from the live side of the circuit breaker. These devices should not be relied upon as the only means of isolation for circuits as the wrong switch could easily be operated on completion of the work. Isolation of individual circuits protected by fuses Where fuses are used, the simple removal of the fuse is an acceptable means of disconnection. Where removal of the fuse exposes live terminals that can be touched, the incoming supply to the fuse will need to be isolated. To prevent the fuse being replaced by others, the fuse should be retained by the person carrying out the work, and a lockable fuse insert with a padlock should be fitted as above. A) caution notice should also be used to deter inadvertent replacement of a spare fuse. In addition, it is recommended that the enclosure is locked to prevent access as stated above under ‘Isolation using a main switch or distribution board (DB) switch-disconnector’.  B) Where the works do not require a manager and a supervisor, the supervisor will assume the role of manager and supervisor. This will only be where works take place under a principle contractor with an existing site manager on site. Director responsible for The Environmental Policy The Director is ultimately responsible for the Implementation of The Environmental Policy. He has overall responsibility for maintaining an organisation that ensures that all requirements of the policy and associated Statutory obligations are met by all employees and visitors/contractors to all sites or other premises under the control of the Company. Special responsibilities include: To approve, personally sign and date, to take ownership of the company Environmental policy and ensure that there are procedures in place for the statement to be adhered to. Setting the targets and objectives that BSF Group will work towards. Where required external consultants and specialist advice will be sort, and keeping up to date with health and safety legislation, standards and good practice. Ensuring that the conditions and requirements of the Environmental Policy are understood and implemented in the respective area or section of control Ensuring that all necessary liability is covered by insurance and advising the extents to which risks are acceptable; Ensuring that adequate financial resources are made available to relevant departments to ensure sufficient resources to achieve the objectives as set out in the Environment Plan Set an example, including considering the Environmental impacts of the offices, adhering to the hierarchy of control measures. Assess training needs for the division and arrange for all employees under his control to have suitable safety training on an ongoing basis Resourcing and investigating all Environmental related accidents, including any complaints directed at BSF Group Monitoring and updating any information received from internal and external sources Co-ordinating all activities/training/policy related spillages, dust, noise and related environmental procedures Site and Office Inspections Managers (Contract and Site) Directly responsible to the Director for the health and safety arrangements on all areas of business under their control, and include
• Implementation of companies Environmental policy
• Recognise the importance of effective management of the Policy system
• Ensure that any work carried out under their control is affected in accordance with all contract and regulatory requirements, including method statements and risk assessments.
• Seek the advice of the Director, when in doubt, on matters relating to Environmental matters
• Liaise with the Director at the planning stage of contracts.
• Complete the Site Waste Management Plan
• Ensure COSHH assessments are completed on all COSHH related substances to be used on site
• Plan and maintain an orderly site
• Supervise arrangements with subcontractors and possible other contractors on site to avoid confusion over areas of responsibility
• Constantly look out for hazards from equipment and materials
• Ensure checks on Plant and machinery either hired or owned by the company and used within contracts are carried out to ensure that they are safe and in good working order, and maintained accordingly
• Investigate Environmental issues and environmental complaints immediately and report on them to Director as appropriate
• Ensure that Subcontractor information is passed to the Director for approval to the Approved Contractor List.
• Ensure all site personnel are fully competent and trained in the tasks to be undertaken • Will be responsible with the director to ensure that the Environmental plan, policy, and procedures are implemented.
• Will ensure that the human and physical resources are in place for those who will be carrying out the works
• Will meet regularly and feedback any success and failures of any part of the Environmental policy or Environmental Management system.
• Will facilitate communication through all levels of the company, this will be through regular toolbox talks and meetings.
• Will be responsible for the participation of all employees working for the company in the development of the EMS
• Will identify the hazards associated with the works, and put in place control procedures and will report the findings back to the director. Supervisors Are directly responsible to the relevant line managers for Environmental arrangements under their control, and include:
• Be conversant with the requirements of the Site Environmental Management Plan • Carry out regular inspections of plant, equipment, tools and PPE as appropriate.
• Bring to the attention of all operatives any information or new legislation which requires to be effectively implemented (toolbox talks)
• Ensure that all personnel are trained in the relevant emergency procedures
• Ensure that wherever an activity is deemed hazardous, and therefore subject to permit-to –work, that all appropriate records are held, and staff receive suitable instruction.
• Discuss any training needs identified with the Director Employees
• Read and understand the Company Environmental Policy and comply with its requirements, arrangements and safety rules
• Carry out the work in accordance with all relevant risk assessments.
• Comply with all written or verbal instructions given
• Not take unnecessary risks, which could cause Environmental harm
• Observe all laid down safe systems of work; permit to work; and other safety procedures concerning work activities, plant, materials and substances.
• Dress sensibly and safely for the particular work environment or occupation involved in.
• Report any environmental hazard within the work area or defect in any office equipment, machinery, plant to the appropriate Supervisor or Line Manager. • Always act in an orderly manner in the workplace and refrain from any form of horseplay.
• Will not act in a manner that could detrimentally impact on the neighbouring community
• Will adhere to the site rules on personal conduct. Environmental Management System (EMS) Arrangements Environmental Impacts Nuisance BSF Group will be considerate and put in place the appropriate control measures to reduce any nuisance that could be caused to the local communities or neighbours as a direct result of the works. The nuisance activities such as works that can create dusts and noise will be assessed at the planning stages and will be controlled using appropriate measures. All projects are required to have an Environmental Management Plan completed prior to works commencing. Climate Change BSF Group will regularly review the initiatives that are available for small to medium business using internet sites and tools such as NET Regs and Business Link. All employees are encouraged to sign up to the 10:10 campaign and the company monitors the energy usage where possible and looks to reduce the Carbon foot printing by using local supplies. Waste At present BSF Group do not transport any waste materials as the contracts are for Principle Contractors who provide the skips on a static site with no requirements for transportation on the public highway. This will be reviewed for each individual contract as part of the Environmental Plan. If the requirement to transport waste on the public highway arises then the BSF Group will apply for a Waste Carriers Licence from the Environment Agency. Sharp Brothers (Waste Management Company for waste disposal at BSF) have the relevant license in place for the transport of non-recyclable waste produced by BSF factory. All other waste metals (aluminium, steel) are recycled via Creek Metals. Segregation of Wastes on Site BSF Group will enforce any requirements for segregation as instructed by the Principle contractor, with segregation of wastes considered in the Environmental management plan. WRAP Plans BSF Group has taken the initiative to complete WRAP plans for the projects. This is an externally written template that assess the predicted waste against the actual waste created during the projects which assists in accurate tendering and allows reviews of the waste to find reductions which is beneficial to the environment and to the business. Water Use and Efficiency BSF Group understands that using less water is not only good for the Environment but also makes good business sense. In the offices there is a maintenance programme in place to ensure that there are no leaks that are left unattended. The toilets are fitted with water saving flush devices, the rain water on sites where practicable is saved in butts for wash out. Paint brushes are wrapped instead of washed out every day. Sustainability There are a number of initiatives that are available for businesses, BSF Group seek to use sustainable materials during their works, and resource materials from responsible suppliers.

In addition to this BSF Group monitor and record:
• Fuel usage
• Vehicle usage
• Electricity bills (for offices only at the moment)
• Employee travel The Company target is to be registered with the Carbon trust by 2022 and to have a calculated carbon foot print by monitoring the above.
Complaints Procedure All complaints received by BSF Group are taken very seriously and there is a complaints procedure in place. The Environmental Complaints will be followed up and any actions taken. BSF Group strives to ensure that all of customers and contractors are given the best service possible, however when occasionally there is a break down in the procedures the Company would like to know so that every effort can be made to rectify the situation and produce a satisfactory outcome. There are a number of ways in which a complaint can be put to BSF Group:
• Direct verbal contact
• Written Letter
• Emails
• Website The contact details are available through our clients were BSF Group is the under a Principle Contractor. All of our details are available on the website and verbal face to face contact can be made with any of our employees, managers and supervisors at site. Any complaint will firstly try to be resolved in the first instance, by direct communication. Where this cannot happen then the direct line manager will be asked to help with finding an amicable solution. All complaints are to be recorded and to be raised at the appropriate meetings and then reported on a monthly basis to the direct line manager. Any significant complaints will be raised at Direct level and if required a review of the procedures and working practices will take place. Control of Fatigue Policy – BSF Group This policy supplements the health & safety policy statement. Any employee must not commence or continue work if he or she is fatigued to such an extent that their condition may prejudice his or her safety, or the safety of others. Managers will not plan work arrangements for personnel who are fatigued or are likely to become fatigued during the work period. Managers and supervisors are authorised to prevent any employee from commencing work or continuing to work if they believe the person is fatigued. To contribute to improved safety performance through the control of fatigue limitations on hours worked will be applied. Employees must:
• Not work more than ten hours in any one shift.
• Not work more than 45 hours in a calendar week.
• Have a minimum rest period of 10 hours between booking off and booking on for consecutive shifts.
• Not work more than 13 shifts within any 14 consecutive days. If working continuously on the same active construction site or for Transport for London / London Underground
• The longest shift will be 8 hours.
• The minimum rest between shifts will be 8 hours.
• The maximum days that can be worked between rest periods are:
• 6 consecutive days followed by a rest period of not less than 24 hours.
• 12 consecutive days followed by two consecutive rest periods each of not less than 24 hours.
• Within any 14 day period, two rest periods each of not less than 24 hours.
Calculating the total hours and shifts worked must include the hours worked for another supplier and on all infrastructures. Exceedance of these hours in emergency situations shall only be permitted once the risk of fatigue has been assessed and an acceptable outcome achieved. Travelling time will be limited to a maximum of one hour to and one hour from the work site where shifts are of 12 hour duration. Where travelling exceeds this the working hours will be adjusted accordingly. Recording and monitoring will take place weekly using the working hours data. In instances where the above has been exceeded the Contracts Manager will complete a R13 Excess Working Form and return to Human Resources. The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of the Managing Director, assisted by the Health & Safety Manager and other members of his management team. This policy will be reviewed annually, when circumstances indicate.