We are proud and delighted to announce that our CHAS accreditation has been renewed again. This means that we can provide assurance of very high standards of health and safety for all our Clients and Staff.
CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.
In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice which supported the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (now recognised as CDM 2015) and is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). As one of the founders of third party accreditation they are not only a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, they are an authority. They set industry benchmarks, provide assurance and reassurance, and offer best-in-class services that are easy to use and cost effective.
This health and safety legislation was created to achieve the following aims:
- To simplify health and safety contractor assessment by standardising requirements.
- To allow companies to avoid undergoing health and safety assessments for every job.
Why does Dynamics Cleaners think it’s important to obtain CHAS?
CHAS undergoes an annual third-party audit to achieve and maintain the HSE’s Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) standard.
They also demonstrate quality management to ISO 9001 standard and environmental management to ISO 14001. The health and safety assessment complies with stage 1 health & safety pre-qualification as defined by CDM 2015.
Again, they are an authority.
CHAS team works with over 100 assessors, all of whom are NEBOSH qualified practising health and safety professionals who also attend CHAS specific training.
In order for Dynamics Cleaners to achieve the accreditation, we had to show determination, dedication and compliance with health & safety culture.
The assessment is carried out electronically as a desktop exercise – reviewing the safety policy and associated procedures, processes, arrangements and records. On successful outcome to the assessment the company gains accreditation and is licensed and entitled to use the CHAS logo on letterheads and livery and have access to records to see details of any client.
The assessment is carried out by a CHAS qualified assessor, who have specialisms including designer, principal designer and care sector, giving assurance that any assessment is being carried out by an assessor with appropriate knowledge base. CHAS assessors take a pragmatic approach and will take the size and scope of any business into consideration when undertaking the assessment.