neaco has qualified as an accredited supplier under the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), the market leader for Health and Safety pre-qualification in the UK.
CHAS is available to suppliers of goods and services and organisations looking for suitably competent suppliers. Companies must show compliance with important parts of Health and Safety law (the core criteria described in the CDM regulations) and on achieving compliance a supplier is approved to work for all CHAS buyers.
neaco supplies products to architects, specifiers, contractors and end users in all sectors, including commercial, industrial and residential developments, local authority projects, housing associations, care facilities and major utilities. CHAS accreditation will assist in the supply of our balustrade, balconies, structural glass, decking, walkways, cladding, solar shading and adaptive bathing applications, including level access shower grilles, easy access shower trays, wet-floor formers, half-height shower enclosures and bathroom support fittings.
neaco’s Managing Director Alan Green said: “Being CHAS-approved is an excellent achievement for neaco and will help to streamline our tendering process in securing new business, saving time and resources within the supply chain. Each month thousands of contractors and consultants apply for work with public and private sector organisations and must meet their Health and Safety standards in order to win the work.”
“Assessing Health and Safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another’s. Being CHAS-approved reduces duplication as suppliers and compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.”
CHAS has founder member status with the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) competence forum and is reliant upon continued annual accreditation by an Independent SSIP-appointed Auditor who in turn, has been approved by the Health & Safety Executive. CHAS is also audited annually by the UKAS accredited certification body BM TRADA Certification to both the ISO9001 and ISO14001 standards.