A couple of weeks ago. We were delighted to receive our first accreditation of the year from CHAS.
For those who are use to dealing with contractors and companies. You may already be familiar with CHAS and what the scheme entails. Especially in terms of Construction work. More on what CHAS is later.
CHAS Certification for Communic8.
Our new accreditation has been awarded showing our compliance to the CHAS standards in line with the SSIP core criteria. This is also inline with UK Health and Safety Legislation.
We always take a professional and safety first approach to our hire work. Having our CHAS accreditation proves to potential clients;-
- Our Approach to Work.
- How we vet our freelance subcontractors, such as Sound or Lighting Engineers
- Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
Audio Visual work is increasingly being brought into line under construction regulations and safety at work. The main reason for this is because many setups are temporary structures and many hires involve the building of lighting towers (using truss) and flying speaker line array stacks.
There are many industry practices for AV work, many of these can be found at InfoComm (AVIXA).
By us managing to achieve the CHAS mark, which is a nationally recognised scheme in the UK. It shows our commitment to work and also customer satisfaction and a safer working practice all round.
What is CHAS?
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, or in short. CHAS. Was setup in 1997 by Health and Safety professionals to improve the overall H&S standards nationally.
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 founding parties behind 3rd party accreditations. CHAS are a trusted advisor on all matters relating to Health and Safety and compliance. CHAS also set a range of industry benchmarks and provide services to achieve a safer workplace.
It’s extremely common to see the CHAS mark across the construction industry. Builders, Roofers, Carpenters and so on. The scheme is open to a vast range of businesses and organisations however.
If you would like to read more about how the CHAS Scheme works. Head over to the CHAS website where you can read more about how both they and the scheme works to develop and improve. https://www.chas.co.uk/about-chas
Workplace Safety and Health and Safety Training
Our Audio Visual Engineers hold Site Safety Passports as well as various practical assessments including;-
- Working at Height,
- Ladder Training
- Manual handling and much more.
We also have IOSH Managing Safetly qualified staff.