frequently asked questions

  • How can I find a professional near me?
    To find a BALI Registered member in your area please visit our members' directory page where you can locate a member by keyword or by filtering your search. Read more
  • What is BALI's Dispute Resolution Service?
    BALI’s Dispute Resolution Service provides protection for the client and designer or contractor should something go wrong, helping to improve communication when a dispute arises by mediating between the parties. On the very rare occasion when mediation is unsuccessful, BALI will assist... Read more
  • What do you mean by the BALI vetting process?
    By choosing a BALI Registered member to design, build, maintain or supply based on your landscaping requirements we can ensure that you will receive the highest industry standard. This is conducted in three key ways. Firstly, to become a BALI... Read more
  • Do BALI Registered members provide good value for money?
    By choosing a BALI Registered member to undertake your landscaping requirements you are choosing a company or individual who provides exceptional value for money with the knowledge, expertise and skill that you are buying into. As Registered members of the UK’s... Read more
  • What or who is BALI? I've never heard of it before...
    BALI stands for the British Association of Landscape Industries. BALI was established in 1972 and is a not-for-profit leading trade association for UK landscape professionals. If you are looking for a qualified and vetted garden designer, landscape architect, landscape contractor or supplier... Read more
  • What is LISS/CSCS?
    LISS/CSCS stands for Land-based Industry Skills Scheme (LISS) and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). It is a jointly managed scheme (LISS/CSCS) exclusively administered by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). The scheme provides: a framework for skills development and... Read more
  • What are the aims of the LISS/CSCS scheme?
    The scheme aims to: keep a record of workers in the land-based industry who have achieved a recognised level of competence raise health & safety standards that help to reduce the risks and number of accidents throughout the industry encourage... Read more
  • What are the benefits of the LISS/CSCS scheme?
    The scheme provides the following benefits to individuals: recognition of skills, competence and qualifications improved health and safety awareness improved employment prospects A range of SmartCards are available in relation to occupational categories. Scheme membership is confirmed through the issue... Read more
  • Who manages/oversees the LISS/CSCS scheme?
    The scheme is jointly managed by BALI and CSCS. A committee regulates the administration of the scheme. The committee comprises stakeholders from the industry and currently includes representation from the following organisations: BALI CITB CSCS City & Guilds Highways England... Read more
  • What is BALI's role in LISS/CSCS?
    BALI administers the LISS/CSCS scheme on behalf of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme . Applicants who apply online or via postal also send evidence of achievement to BALI who check that the application is complete and validates the online submission and/or... Read more
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