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Why to choose an Accredited Landscape Supplier

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Why to choose an Accredited Landscape Supplier

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When on the hunt for bulk landscaping supplies, it can be hard to know that what you are receiving is going to be quality and that the company that you are dealing with is reputable. This is why it is important to do a bit of research and check to see if they are accredited in the industry. In Queensland, the industry body for everything landscaping is Landscape Queensland and it is through this body that landscapers, gardeners, landscaping supplies yards and other relevant businesses can receive their accreditation.

To receive this accreditation every business needs to go through a number of checks including an audit of the companies Workplace Health and Safety standards, Environmental plans, Workcover information, and proof of complying with plant/soil/products that may harbor pests, weeds and diseases. Did you know Rock ‘N’ Soil holds a Biosecurity licence to ensure our soils/products are handled with biosecurity care? That’s because we care about the safety of staff and customers. This accreditation even delves into a business’ history, quality management strategies, industry licences, environmental management, water management, transport, staffing, future plans, and sustainability. So, there is quite a lot involved so when showcasing the ‘Accredited Supplier’ logo from Landscape Queensland.

Accreditation is also an easy way for you to identify companies you can trust and companies that care about doing things the right way. Using an accredited company is also great if you are working on a project for a government body that requires extra certification.

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What’s Industry Accreditation?

Industry accreditation and certification is “a form of industry self-regulation. Through significant consultation and review, industry sets what they believe are the skill levels, qualifications, systems, procedures and experience that a business or individual within an industry should have to enable them to operate to at least an acceptable industry standard and preferably to an industry best practice standard.” These standards encourage higher quality work and productivity, a lifting of existing standards, and give a goal for all starting businesses to strive for. This in turn leads to better conditions for workers as well as better experience for customers.

Why do the Landscape and Garden Maintenance Industries need Accreditation?

The landscaping industry as a whole is directly involved in creating and maintaining our green spaces and therefore has a significant effect on the liveability of our urban environments and our quality of life. While the industry is partially regulated through QBCC licensing, there’s little regulation in the horticultural side. The combination of low start up costs and access to advertising channels makes it easy for unqualified operators to come into the market and undercut professional contractors, taking work and giving the industry a bad name. Accreditation ensures that the industry is raised to a standard that values professionalism and quality.

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What does an Accreditation Show?

Accreditation shows you that this business:

  • Offers a high-quality product
  • Has experienced and knowledgeable staff
  • Has staff who perform to high standards
  • Provides consistently high-quality product and service
  • Strives to maintain a high level of professionalism by all staff members
  • Has a demonstrated commitment to efficient and environmentally conscious water, environmental, and soil management
  • Adheres to all relevant legislation and industry best practice
  • Has sound business practices and strives to continually improve them

Want to check if your landscaper or landscaping supplies yard is accredited with Landscape Queensland? Look out for the special Landscape Queensland badges. You can find examples of them on Rock ‘n’ Soil’s website homepage. This homepage displays our accredited supplier logo.

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