Quidos Cleaning Services is pleased to announce we have been accredited with CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) for providing excellent standards when it comes to our health and safety processes.
Peter Regan (Tech IOSH PIEMA) SMSTS our company director is passionate about health and safety dedicating his career to finding and identifying safety threats and developing/suggesting cost effective and environmental friendly solutions.
“It is with great pleasure to announce we are at the forefront of health and safety protocols with Quidos Cleaning Services. This accreditation from CHAS is just the basic benchmark we have achieved from day 1. We have grown to become the best commercial and domestic cleaning services company in the North East of England. With no job to big or small give us a call to get your free quote today!”
What does it mean to be CHAS accredited?
According to CHAS they are the UK’s award winning and leading accreditation scheme for contractors and supply chain management services for clients.
“The Common Assessment Standard is the most comprehensive accreditation programme we offer, covering 12 key areas of risk management, including and building on areas assessed under the PAS 91. By covering many different aspects of risk management, the Common Assessment Standard can reduce risk across the whole supply chain.”
What does CHAS stand for?
CHAS – the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme – was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997, in an effort to improve the much needed health and safety standards across the UK at the time.
In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer in the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice. This code supported the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007, now recognised as CDM 2015.
CHAS is an organisation that is a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance. Industry benchmarks are set by CHAS as it continually pushes forward in making the workplace safe for all employees.
The aim is two-fold:
To simplify health and safety contractor assessments by standardising requirements.
And secondly, to allow companies to avoid multiple health and safety assessments.
There are over 900 public and private sector client organisations and 70,000 contractors registered on the CHAS database – and the numbers will keep growing.
Who needs CHAS accreditation?
CHAS, is a significant scheme promoting the benefits of effective Health and Safety within industries and business.
The CHAS certification or certificate for accreditation is meant for consultants and contractors who apply for work with private and public sector organisations. The Accreditation Certificate is valid for a period of 12 months from the last date of assessment stating as compliant. Maintaining the certification requires the supplier to be assessed on an annual basis.
The purpose of CHAS certification is to assist buyers as well as suppliers in the process of health and safety competence assessments. Being CHAS certified minimises duplication as prospective clients accept the compliance of the supplier.
This can save a company hours of form filling for Health and Safety purposes with many different customers. It makes it easy for potential clients to gain an insight into your working standards too, in terms of health and safety.
Some buyers may require the suppliers to be CHAS certified or accredited before allowing a tender as well as they are likely to enquire for a copy of the CHAS certification as an evidence, so having one can certainly help win new business, especially for large corporate clients.
CHAS also guides the supplier through any flaws in safety management, thereby helping them to improve. This commitment to consistent improvement of standards can be very attractive to clients.
What Does CHAS mean to you, our customer?
The certificate of accreditation helps buyers too, by minimising the lengthy process of contractor assessment regarding health and safety standards. If a corporate client needs to find a contractor and time is of the essence, sifting through reams of questionnaire submissions is not something they’re likely to enjoy.
Requesting CHAS certifications can save time, as a company with CHAS accreditation will already meet many requirements our client has, certainly in terms of Health and Safety.
Quidos Cleaning covers many sectors including (but not limited to) retail, industrial cleaning, education, transport, sports & leisure, block management, and communal areas.
We use the latest technology provided by HS Direct to complete anything from risk assessments to infection control keeping you safe in the knowledge that you are being looked after with the highest of health and safety standards.
Apart from regular cleaning contracts, we also provide specialist anti-viral & sanitising fogging services which is effective against bacteria including MRSA, E.coli, Salmonella and viruses including Measles, Ebola, HIV and Coronavirus. Hepatitis A, B, and C, Influenza A Virus, Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL) and Coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
At Quidos Cleaning Services our Health & Safety record is the reason we have a very established and very strong client base with repeat commercial and domestic customers on a regular basis.
Quidos Cleaning Services are committed to planning and executing all operations in a manner that preserve the health, welfare and safety of our employees, sub-contractors, clients, end users of our services and the general public.
Give us a call today to get your free no-obligation quote today on 0191 731 8555 or Contact us today!
Written by Chris Lawlor