We are delighted to announce that this month, Cooper Weston Electrical Contractors Ltd became accredited with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) after demonstrating compliance with, and sound management of the current health and safety legislation. We join a select group of approved contractors who have met the high standards needed to be certified.
What is a CHAS Accreditation?
CHAS stands for The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and is designed to improve health and safety standards across the UK since its launch in 1997. It allows companies like ourselves to reduce time spent completing health and safety assessments for every job as the accreditation demonstrates compliance.
We hold this accreditation until 13th September 2018 as it needs to be renewed annually to ensure we are up-to-date with the latest health and safety legislation.
What does the assessment involve?
Our team were assessed by an official on a variety of health and safety commitments and presented the skillset and quality of work we deliver. The process included an in-depth review of our insurance, training registers, staff qualifications and ensured we have a complaint and up-to-date health and safety policy.
Safe on-site work was demonstrated as well as an assessment of our knowledge of working at height with mobile platforms, asbestos and hazardous substances. Our supervisors required the relevant qualifications and training to be able to manage sites safely, and junior staff had to demonstrate awareness of health and safety guidelines and evidence they had passed the relevant training courses.
Being CHAS accredited is another way we can assure the value of our services and that projects will be completed to the highest possible standards by our growing team.
The assessment is required for most larger developers, so we look forward to expanding our clientele in 2018.
If you would like any more information on our CHAS accreditation or help with your next project, please get in touch through our contact form, or call 0800 669 6229.