Established in 2002 by Mark Black, Portable Space has built an excellent reputation for delivering affordable and reliable portable accommodation and storage. This has resulted in significant and sustained company growth and the development of an enthusiastic and motivated team of more than 50 experienced and qualified people, headed up by Managing Director Mark Dolman.
Selling throughout the UK, hiring across the south of England and delivering containers and container conversions all over the world, we have the products and knowledge to solve your portable storage and accommodation requirements. Using our own fleet of 12 purpose-built delivery vehicles, operated by trained in-house drivers, our high quality products are matched by outstanding customer service, from the initial order through to delivery and installation.
Whether you are a private individual needing a single storage container or a multinational requiring multiple units for a range of uses, we are committed to operating to the highest professional standards, with national and international accreditations, systems and policies in place to help our people, customers and suppliers. As the size of our projects continues to grow, we are happy to submit Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) for customers, where required.
You can find more detailed information about our vision, policies and commitment to our stakeholders below.
Quality Management – Business Management System (BMS)
We are extremely proud of our Business Management System (BMS) which covers quality and environmental and health and safety processes, designed to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) ISO 14001:2015 (Environment) and ISO 45001:2018 (Health and Safety) or any other standard in line with Annex SL Structure.
Health & Safety
At Portable Space we are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all our employees, and will, so far as is reasonably practicable, establish the necessary procedures and systems to achieve this.
The Company will provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment with the objective of minimising occupational accidents and illnesses. We pay particular attention to:
- Maintaining the workplace in a safe condition and providing adequate facilities and arrangements for welfare at work.
- Providing a safe means of access to, and egress from, the workplace.
- Ensuring the equipment and systems we provide are safe and maintained as required.
- Committing to safety to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances..
- Providing information, instructions, training and supervision as necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of our employees and other persons.
Portable Space also recognises its duty to protect the health and safety of all customers and visitors, including contractors and temporary workers, who may be affected by the Company’s work.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We recognise that we must integrate our business values and operations to meet the expectations of customers, employees, regulators, suppliers, the local community and the environment and that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to these stakeholders are integral to our business. We aim to demonstrate these responsibilities through our actions and within our corporate policies.
We are open and honest in communicating our strategies, targets, performance and governance to our stakeholders in our ongoing commitment to sustainable development and take seriously any feedback we receive.
Equality and Diversity Policy
Portable Space is an equal opportunity employer and fully committed to a policy of treating all of its employees and job applicants equally. The Company will avoid unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment including recruitment and selection, promotion, transfer, opportunities for training, pay and benefits, other terms of employment, discipline and selection for redundancy and dismissal.
We will take all reasonable steps to employ, train and promote employees on the basis of their experience, abilities and qualifications without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Employees have a duty to co-operate with the Company to make sure that this policy is effective in delivering equal opportunities and in preventing discrimination. Action will be taken under the Company’s disciplinary procedure against any employee who is found to have committed an act of improper or unlawful discrimination. Serious breaches of this equal opportunities policy statement will be treated as potential gross misconduct and could render the employee liable to summary dismissal.
Portable Space has a separate Dignity At Work policy statement which deals with harassment, bullying and intimidation and sets out how complaints of this type will be dealt with.
Dignity at Work Policy
Portable Space seeks to provide a work environment in which all employees are treated with respect and dignity and that is free from harassment and bullying based on age, disability, gender reassignment, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We will not condone or tolerate any form of harassment, bullying or intimidation, whether engaged in by employees or by outside third parties who do business with the Company, such as customers, clients, contractors and suppliers.
Action will be taken under the Company’s disciplinary procedure against any employee who is found to have committed an act of improper or unlawful harassment, bullying or intimidation. Serious breaches of this Dignity At Work policy statement will be treated as potential gross misconduct and could render the employee liable to summary dismissal.
Portable Space will also take appropriate action against any third parties who are found to have committed an act of improper or unlawful harassment, bullying or intimidation against its employees.
Portable Space is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in relation to all its business activities. The Company therefore has a zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption and is committed to acting fairly and with integrity in all of its business dealings and relationships, including implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.
The Bribery Act 2010 on which this policy is based, criminalises the giving and receiving of bribes (however small) in order to influence improper conduct and, should the Company be found liable for allowing acts of bribery, we would face an unlimited fine.
Bribery of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Sustainable Procurement Policy
We will challenge the need for consumption of goods and services and promote recycling and reusing materials wherever possible. The costs/benefits of environmentally-preferable goods and services as alternatives will be considered, where possible taking the total cost ownership (including environmental factors) into account in the procurement decision. This may incorporate gathering environmental management data on goods and services including CO2 emissions.
Portable Space will determine the environmental and corporate risks to the business in developing a sustainable supply chain whilst being committed to working with our supplier base. This may include identifying commodities and suppliers which share Portable Space’s sustainable procurement programme and working with suppliers to reduce the environmental impacts of goods and services provided. We are also committed to ensuring that Portable Space’s procurement policy complies at all times with its legal and regulatory requirement in relation to Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity.