• Datacentre UK

  • Recruitment

  • EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency

  • Quality

  • Environmental policy

  • Equal opportunities policy

  • Health and Safety General Policy

  • Health and Safety Statement of Intent

  • Datacentre UK Terms and Conditions

Datacentre UK

Datacentre UK are specialist providers of energy efficient data centre and physical infrastructure solutions across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Utilising our skills, experience and knowledge of IT, Datacentre UK are experts in achieving performance optimisation of the IT environment. Datacentre UK provides critical power & cooling solutions for data centres, computer rooms and server rooms of all sizes with UPS power protection, cooling solutions, environmental and physical monitoring and the latest data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software solutions. 

We are focused on saving energy and the solutions we deploy from one rack to one hundred racks are designed to be flexible, scalable and resilient which are managed with the latest tools and support to ensure maximum availability.

As a founder endorser of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, Datacentre UK have been implementing efficient IT for years using Data Centre best practice guidelines. Datacentre UK understand the needs of IT Managers today and working with facilities teams can provide sound, practical advice to help proactively and efficiently manage across the Data Centre physical infrastructure providing the optimal environment for IT systems.

Recruitment

There's always room for talented people at Datacentre UK. Why not contact us detailing your past work experience and career aspirations.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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EU Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency

Datacentre UK is an 'endorser' of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency (the Code).

Formulated by the EU's Joint Research Centre, the Code is a measured response to the energy challenges the EU faces. Its aim is to encourage companies with datacentres to reduce energy consumption while ensuring business objectives continue to be met. Datacentres have been singled out specifically as they have been identified as high users of energy.

The code is voluntary, with recommended best practice split into seven distinct areas:

  • Datacentre utilisation, management and planning
  • IT equipment and services
  • Cooling
  • Datacentre power equipment
  • Other datacentre equipment
  • Datacentre building
  • Monitoring

As an endorser, we have pledged to implement the Code's ethos through devising products and services that help 'participants' (companies committed to the aims of the Code) to bring their datacentres into line with its best practice recommendations.

Click here and here for more information about the Code.

Quality

Datacentre UK's business activities encompass: the provision of Data Centre and Server Room builds incorporating power and cooling products, strategies and solutions.

Mission Statement

To build solid business relationships by exceeding customer expectations through attitude, solutions and support.

Company Objectives

To work with our customers as business partners with the aim of providing a solution which best fits the requirements whether they be budgetary, scalability or environmental.

Our Quality Management System (QMS) is continuously monitored and updated to ensure that all services, products and technologies provided to our customers are of the highest quality.

Quality Policy

Datacentre UK has recognised the importance of adopting a business strategy based on the pursuit of total quality and continual improvement. To advance the progress of this concept the Company has set itself a series of specified and measurable quality objectives which will be appraised at regular intervals by Senior Management.

Datacentre UK is committed to satisfying aspects included in the ISO9001 Quality Standard, ISO14001 Environmental Standard and OHSAS18002 Standard, legal and regulatory requirements.

Certifications

Datacentre UK is certified against the ISO9001:2008 ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards and is currently working towards certification for ISO27001.

As expected Datacentre UK has an Environmental Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy, Health & Safety General Policy and a Health & Safety Statement of Intent.

Standards

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is an established quality framework recognised worldwide and is suitable for any business looking to improve the way it is operated and managed. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organisation supplies to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met. It steers towards improved customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement thus providing cost savings and increased opportunities.

In addition, ISO 9001 is designed to be compatible with other management systems standards and specifications, such as BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety and ISO 14001 Environment.

ISO14001

Environmental impact is becoming an increasingly important issue which every business has a responsibility to manage. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that provides a framework for putting in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) and controlling activities that have an effect on the environment. These include the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption.

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. This standard promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework to consistently identify and control health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance. Certification to the standard demonstrates a commitment to implement, maintain and improve the way Health and Safety is managed.

More information on these standards and others can be found at http://www.bsi-global.com

Environmental policy

Datacentre UK seeks excellence in every aspect of our business and are committed to minimising the environmental aspects of our business operations, in accordance with sound Environmental practices.

We will achieve this by:

  • Managing our business operations to prevent pollution
  • Endeavouring to continuously improve our environmental performance and integrate applicable best practices into our business operations
  • Reducing our consumption of natural resources and energy and improve efficiency in using these resources
  • Ensuring all waste is disposed of in a safe and responsible manner
  • Complying with all relevant environmental legislation

To secure these objectives we will:

  • Review our environmental policy regularly
  • Communicate our environmental policy internally and externally and encourage feedback
  • Provide training for our staff on environmental procedures
  • Work together with our business partners and suppliers to encourage commitment towards improved environmental performance

This policy outlines Datacentre UK's responsibility towards protection of the environment, and issues this statement as a commitment of both management and employees to minimising the environmental impact of its operations.

Equal opportunities policy

Policy Statement

Datacentre UK is committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination in both its role as an employer and as a provider of services. Datacentre UK aims to create a culture that respects and values each other's differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity, and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential. We are committed wherever possible to achieving and maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and in the provision of services and not to discriminate on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

Datacentre UK opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

All employees, trustees and volunteers, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training, volunteering or any other benefit will be on the basis of skills and ability.

Principles

Datacentre UK commitment to Equality and Diversity is:

To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our employees, trustees and volunteers are recognised and valued.
To create a working environment that promotes dignity and respect for all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
To ensure training, development and progression opportunities are available to all.
To promote equality in the workplace, which it believes is good management practice and makes sound business sense.
To regularly review all employment and volunteering practices and procedures to ensure that no job applicants, staff, trustees or volunteers are treated less favourably than others.
To regularly review services to ensure they are accessible and appropriate to all groups within society.
To treat breaches of the equality policy seriously and to take disciplinary action when required.
To provide information and training to all employees, trustees and volunteers so that they are fully aware of the issues relating to Equality and Diversity and their responsibilities relating to it.
To develop an Equality Action plan, to ensure our Equality and Diversity policy is fully implemented.
To ensure the policy is fully supported by the Executive Committee.
To monitor and review the policy annually.

Positive action

Datacentre UK will act positively in using the Equality and Diversity Policy as a means of making public its commitment to provide equal opportunities to all present and future employees, trustees and volunteers.
Datacentre UK encourages all employees to apply for suitable opportunities and to seek training for promotion or in particular skills.
The Equality and Diversity Policy forms part of the Staff Handbook and Contract of Employment.
Training in Equality and Diversity is provided as part of the Induction Programme.
Any form of discrimination by an employee, trustee or volunteer is treated very seriously and where appropriate will be dealt with using the Disciplinary Procedure.

Positive Discrimination

Positive discrimination is illegal and the recruitment of 'quotas' of particular groups is also illegal. Discrimination in selection to achieve or secure a balance of persons of different racial groups is also not allowed under the Race Relations Act 1976.
There is an exception, however, which may be appropriate for certain posts in Datacentre UK, i.e. when a genuine occupational qualification (GOQ) is necessary or desirable for a particular group or sex. Both the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 allow these exceptions.

Recruitment

Care will be taken to ensure that job descriptions are not discriminatory on the grounds quoted in the Policy Statement.
This policy is circulated to the agencies responsible for our recruitment.

Applications and short listing

All applicants will be asked to fill out an application form which contains only information essential and relevant to the appointment. Different formats will be made available.
Short listing will be performed on the basis of objective criteria and the extent to which candidates have shown, in the application form that they meet the required Person Specification, and can carry out tasks and responsibilities required of the post-holder. Formal qualifications and standards of literacy and numeracy will only be taken into account when they are recognised as necessary for a particular job.

Short listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Staff and members of the Management Team responsible for short-listing, interviewing and selection of candidates will be:

  • Clearly informed of selection criteria and the need for their consistent application;
  • Given guidance on the effects which generalised assumptions about people from groups quoted in the Policy Statement can have on selection decisions;
  • Made aware of the possible misunderstandings that can occur between persons from different cultural backgrounds

Interviewing

The questions asked will seek to gather objective evidence in support of the job description and person specification. The same questions will be asked of all candidates applying for the job.
Disabled candidates will be asked if they need support during the interview process or adjustments should they be offered the position.
Notes will be taken and evidence gathered against the job description and person specification.

CRB Policy

For certain positions we will request enhanced disclosures for all employees, trustees and volunteers. This requirement will be clearly stated in the application pack.

Induction and training

All employees, trustees and volunteers will be required to follow an appropriate induction process to ensure they are equipped to do the job.
All employees, trustees and volunteers will receive training on the Equality and Diversity policy, procedures and action plan as part of their induction.

Recruitment Monitoring

All applicants will be asked to complete an anonymous monitoring form as part of the application pack (to be returned in a separate envelope).
The 2001 Census categories will be used in order to monitor ethnicity of staff (as recommended by the Commission for Racial Equality). An additional category for Gypsy and Travellers will be included.
The monitoring form will monitor age, race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, marital status, disability. Recruitment statistics will be produced on an annual basis and presented to the Executive Committee.

Flexible working

Datacentre UK will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements constructively and creatively, taking account of the balancing the needs of the organisation with the needs of the individual employee.

Datacentre UK will offer a range of flexible working arrangements and will work collaboratively to identify solutions that suit both the individual and the organisation
Promotion

All vacancies will be advertised internally and externally, where appropriate.

Training

All employees, trustees and volunteers have access to a wide range of training opportunities. See also Training Policy.
Special needs and requirements for people with disabilities or caring responsibilities will be taken into account whenever possible and methods sought to help them overcome disabilities in taking up training opportunities.
Staff with management, recruitment and selection responsibilities will be given guidance in the implementation of the Equal and Diversity Policy to ensure that they understand their position in law and under the Organisation's policy.
Induction training will include an explanation of the Equal Opportunities Policy and a requirement to undertake formal training within the probationary period of employment

Annual Leave and Religious Holidays

Datacentre UK will not ask about an employee's religion and will not discriminate against anyone wishing to celebrate their festivals. Employees are required to use part of their annual holiday entitlement to cover time off for these and must follow the normal holiday booking procedure.

Cultural and religious needs

Where employees, trustees or volunteers have particular cultural and religious needs, Datacentre UK will consider whether it is practical to meet these needs while maintaining the efficiency of the business.

People with disabilities

Datacentre UK will make genuine efforts to recruit people with disabilities and take reasonable steps to make the workplace and individual jobs accessible to people with disabilities.
Datacentre UK will regularly review its facilities for disabled employees, trustees and volunteers and will try to overcome any problems faced wherever possible and within reasonable resources available.
Datacentre UK will ensure that people have maximum access to employment opportunities and to meetings and events, regardless of any disability.

Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures

Datacentre UK will take seriously any complaints of discrimination and will not victimise people who make such complaints.
Staff will be made aware as part of the induction process of their responsibilities in relation to Equality and Diversity and that discriminatory behaviour will be fully investigated and dealt with using the Disciplinary Procedure.

Bullying and Harassment

Datacentre UK upholds the right of all employees and volunteers to be treated with respect and dignity and to work in an atmosphere free of bullying and harassment.
All employees and volunteers are responsible for ensuring that their own behaviour is sensitive to others and for ensuring that they do not condone or support the bullying or harassing behaviour of others.
All complaints of bullying and harassment will be treated seriously and should be raised using the Grievance Procedure. All complaints will be investigated and where appropriate, the Disciplinary Procedures will be followed.

Monitoring

Monitoring the workforce

Employees, trustees and volunteers will be asked to fill out a monitoring form on appointment.
The monitoring forms will be reviewed on an annual basis and statistics presented to the Management Team.

Responsibility

It is the Director's responsibility with the support of the Management Team to ensure the implementation of the Equality and Diversity Policy. Appropriate funds will be sought to implement approved aspects of the Policy which require special and additional resources.
All employees, trustees and volunteers have the individual responsibility to:

  • Follow procedures introduced to ensure equal opportunity and non-discrimination;
  • To draw the attention of management to suspected or alleged discriminatory practices;
  • To refrain from harassing or intimidating other employees, trustees or volunteers, clients or visitors of Datacentre UK on any of the grounds cited in the policy statement.

Health and Safety General Policy

1. Datacentre UK believes that one of its most important functions is the prevention of accidents and ill health. We do not wish any of our employees or any other person to suffer as the result of our activities or work processes. To this end, we intend to comply rigorously with all health and safety legislation, Codes of Practice, best guidance and work methods available, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

2. The Health and Safety Policy and manuals we have prepared indicate the ways in which we intend to meet with legal requirements.

3. Legislation requires that, as an employer, we prepare a statement of General Policy with respect to the health and safety of our employees, together with details of the organisation and arrangements that we have set up to carry out that Policy.

4. Therefore, we provide, so far as is reasonably practicable:

     a. A safe system of work

     b. Safe plant and equipment

     c. Safe means of handling and transporting articles, substances and people

     d. Adequate training, instruction, information and supervision

     e. A safe place of work with safe access and egress

     f. A safe and healthy environment

     g. Adequate welfare facilities

5. We also ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the way we carry out our work does not affect the health and safety of persons who are not our employees, for example, visitors and contractors.

6. It is also recognised that where we produce articles and substances for use at work, or we erect or install any plant or equipment, we have a duty to ensure the health and safety of those who use them and make available all the required information for their health and safety.

7. We remind you, our employees, of your duty to look after your own health and safety and ensure that you do not endanger others and that you must co-operate with us, as your employer, in meeting our legal obligations.

Health and Safety Statement of Intent

It is our firm intention to enforce appropriate measures to control and monitor health and safety procedures as a vital part of running Datacentre UK as an efficient and successful operation.

Therefore, so as far as is reasonably practicable, Datacentre UK:

a. Ensures that equipment and working practices are safe and offer no hazard and risk to health and safety

b. Ensures that all necessary precautions are taken in respect of the safe use, handling, storage and transport of materials and substances

c. Provides such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of all employees

d. Maintains all places of work, work equipment and transport under its control in a safe condition, free from risk to health and safety

e. Provides adequate facilities for the welfare of employees

f. Safeguards the health and safety of visitors, contractors and of any members of the general public who could be affected by its activities

g. Provides all necessary information relating to health and safety in respect of procedures and services and where necessary, consults with employees

h. Reviews and updates the Policy as and when necessary particularly in respect of major changes within the company and / or changes in legislation and brings these changes to the attention of all employees

i. Ensures that all employees are mindful of their health and safety responsibilities and co-operate with management in its efforts to fulfil the above Policy

j. Ensures the Policy is monitored in the workplace

Datacentre UK Terms and Conditions

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Datacentre UK T&Cs