BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) Scheme was set up in 2004 with the aim of establishing a network of nationally accredited businesses and registered fixers that will ultimately replace individual Registration Schemes.
BRAMM serves the memorial industry and bereaved families, by promoting higher standards of memorial construction through education and qualifications.
What is BRAMM?
For The Public:
- BRAMM businesses will have an adequate level of public liability insurance.
- BRAMM businesses will give a guarantee of the stability of their memorial.
- BRAMM fixers will be able to prove that they have been accredited to safely fix/install memorials.
For the Mason:
- BRAMM businesses will have certificates to show that their business is registered and their fixers will be issued with a BRAMM Fixer Licence and a certificate showing they are a registered fixer and have obtained a BRAMM Fixer Licence.
- Ultimately BRAMM businesses will only need to maintain their BRAMM registration instead of joining separate registration schemes.
- Masons can be assured that all BRAMM fixers are working to the same standard.
- This Scheme will be effectively policed to ensure that recognised standards of fixing are maintained.
For Burial Authorities:
- Authorities will no longer need to spend time and money administering individual registration schemes.
- They can be assured that any BRAMM business has adequate insurance, a risk assessment, a current Health & Safety policy, and a Certificate of Compliance.
- Burial Authorities can be assured that a BRAMM fixer has the skill and knowledge of the correct trade practices and procedures in order to erect a safe and stable memorial. BRAMM fixers will have to attain a BRAMM Fixer Licence and present it when required.
- To establish a recognised uniform standard of workmanship and business practice throughout the UK.
- To promote BRAMM Accredited Businesses and Registered Fixers.
- To ensure all Businesses, Fixers and Burial Authorities on the BRAMM Register follow the current health and safety guidelines to protect both the public and their employees.
- To ensure that BRAMM businesses give a guarantee of the stability of their memorial.
- To ensure the Scheme will be effectively policed ensuring that acceptable standards of fixing are maintained.
- To encourage on-going training and education within the memorial masonry industry.
- To promote a closer working relationship between Memorial Masons and Burial Authorities.