The CHAS scheme provides assessment criteria that Health and Safety professionals can apply to the Health and Safety element of a select list application. The scheme accesses adequacy and compliance of the Health and Safety policy statement, all organisation for health and safety and specific arrangements to a single, common, standard, acceptable to CHAS members and users.
Clients have a legal obligation to ensure that contractors operate in a safe way. There is therefore need to access contractor’s Health & Safety arrangements, and increasingly this is being carried out through SAFE Contractor. Many large organisations now use SAFE Contractor as their primary means of selecting contractors. SAFE Contractor is effectively the client’s approved contractor list.
ContractorPlus is a web enabled database that allows contractors to meet such demands and ensure total compliance to current Health and Safety legislation.The system is used Nationwide by Lambert Smith Hampton to ensure that the contractors they use are up the highest calibre and hold the relevant documentation to ensure safe working procedures within their properties,thereby reducing liability and ensuring legislative compliance.
ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for an organisation’s ability to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services, and to improve its environmental performance continually, and to implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, to achieving these and to demonstrating that they have been achieved.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
We are all under increasing pressure to comply with an ever growing number of regulations to maintain the highest standards of sustainability, but few of us can find a truly effective method that delivers real results. The Green Accord scheme provides that solution and is a proven accreditation that drives sustainability, addressing the expanding environmental responsibilities facing those who procure. It demonstrates best practice and promotes the reduction of environmental impact through the whole supply chain by demanding practical actions and the instigation of alternative working practices. It’s about deeds not words. It is inclusive, benefiting both the client and supplier, as well as non-customers in terms of community benefit from environmental benefit realised.
Altius was founded in 2007 by its current directors to provide significant benefits to clients with, or working in, supply chains. Extensive experience in complex, large and demanding supply chains combined with a proven track record of using modern information technology gives Altius a unique ability to quickly deliver valuable benefits to their clients.