The Landscape Engineering Group http://www.landscapeengineering.co.uk/ have been CHAS members since its inception and are proud to display their membership logo.
”We appreciate the significance of achieving this certification for another year and take Health and Safety very seriously. CHAS is a good way of reviewing and refreshing our systems and policies on a frequent basis. All our projects are different and the range of risks and reviews we are required to implement means that we continually grow our portfolio of capabilities and expertise”, said Gary Birtwell, Managing Director.
CHAS has a web site https://www.chas.co.uk/about-chas and support service and can be summarized as follows –
CHAS is a founding member of SSIP and played an integral part of its launch in May 2009. Supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), SSIP acts as an umbrella organisation by having cross-recognition between its members. Its main aims are to reduce health and safety assessment costs and duplication in the supply chain.
SSIP Mission Statement
“Our mission is to act as an umbrella organisation to facilitate mutual recognition between health and safety assessment schemes wherever it is practicable to do so”
For us to achieve and maintain our SSIP registration we, like other schemes must demonstrate and maintain the standards required by HSE through an annual independent third-party audit. The audit is in two parts, we continue to demonstrate quality management to ISO 9001 and health and safety pre-qualification to the HSE approved standard.
Last year Landscape Engineering Ltd uploaded all their H&S information onto the CHAS website. This is an excellent methodology and saves time on the re-application process for yearly accreditation. CHAS also works well with Construction Line https://www.constructionline.co.uk/ as an SSIP organisation and dovetails with the safe contractor approval, giving the customer satisfaction that works are implemented in a professional and safe way.
The assessment is carried out electronically as a desktop exercise – reviewing your safety policy and associated procedures, processes, arrangements and records – so there are no visits to your office or site. On successful outcome to the assessment you gain accreditation and are licensed and entitled to use the CHAS logo on your letterhead and livery and have access to your records to see detail of any client who has been reviewing your registration.
The assessment is carried out by one of our qualified assessors, who have specialisms including designer, principal designer and care sector, so you can be assured that any assessment is being carried out by an assessor with an appropriate knowledge base. Our assessors take a pragmatic approach and will take the size and scope of your business into consideration when undertaking the assessment.
Landscape Engineering Ltd achieved BALI http://www.bali.org.uk/about-bali/ accreditation last year, another quality badge held since inception. They have a reputable list of accreditation’s now and house them in their reception for all to see.