Health and Safety
CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)
CHAS was formed in 1997 by a group of health and safety and procurement professionals from across the UK, working with the Association of London Government (ALG).
CHAS is recognised by most builders and main contractors as the leading pre-qualification tool in terms of Health & Safety compliance. By participating in the CHAS scheme, GBE Fire & Security show compliance with essential parts of health and safety law (the core criteria described in the CDM regulations).
SAFEcontractor is an accreditation scheme that assesses the health & safety competency of industry contractors and service providers. Many large organisations now use SAFEcontractor as their primary means of selecting contractors.
The major benefits of SAFEcontractor include ensuring that companies who are providing services on construction sites are taking their responsibility under health & safety seriously, and are fully insured and accredited to take on these works.
SAFEcontractor is the latest health and safety scheme that GBE Fire & Security have gained membership of – again proving our commitment to the requirements of our clients, our staff and the general public alike.
Constructionline is the UK’s largest register of local and national construction and construction-related suppliers pre-qualified to work in the public and private sector. It is owned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (formerly BERR) and supported by the Office of Government Commerce, and the Department of Communities and Local Government.
GBE Fire & Security have been a member of Constructionline since 2005, and are audited year on year to ensure that we comply with the health & safety, environmental and legislative standards and requirements expected by industry as a prerequisite.
ContractorPlus is an interactive database of contractors who have been vigorously vetted to ensure their health and safety systems are of the highest standard.
In an increasingly competitive workplace our clients are now more than ever aware of the importance of using contractors such as GBE who understand the need for compliance to corporate legislation.
The ContractorPlus database allows prospective clients to ensure that only reputable contractors who are fully compliant to all current health and safety legislation are selected – GBE Fire & Security are a fully approved member of the ContractorPlus scheme.