Despite the industry you’re in, health and safety accreditations and regulations are important. Looking after the health and safety of employees makes for good business sense and if you neglect the basics of workplace health and safety then you risk prosecution and also put your employees at risk too which will ultimately increase costs and reduce profitability. A high percent of people are injured in work every year with the statistics stating the figure is close to one million. Within industries such as ours, that pose many hazards, it’s beneficial to follow the basic health and safety practices in order to make everyone feel secure and safe in the workplace.
Within the flooring industry, there are countless businesses that aren’t registered and don’t take the safety of their clients and employees seriously. However, those who do hold some key accreditations.
At Walton Flooring Contractors we don’t only ensure the upmost perfect job is completed on time but also ensure everyone is safe while the job takes place. One of our accreditations is that we’re a certified SMAS workspace. In addition, we hold a CHAS and Constructionline Gold accreditation too.
An assessment organisation that works with many major organisations across the UK, this primarily new build construction accreditation board is a dedicated H&S assessment. This means all of their assessors are qualified H&S professionals and have completed SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) training. The minimum standards are clearly assessed against using the SSIP core criteria and their assessments are undertaken in-house allowing for standardised assessments that are consistent.
Having an accreditation from the SMAS workspace is important to us as contractors as we can be sure everything is in working order and nothing can go accidentally wrong. We are proud to be certified by a long-standing, professional organisation such as SMAS who regularly review our workspace and provide us with support as necessary.
The UK’s leading contractor health and safety assessment, CHAS, ensure that standards are met for any contracting company and their employees. Options of this common assessment include, the basic CHAS certificate to their premier CHAS choice which covers modules such as equal opportunities and anti-bribery and corruption. Through complying with these mandated risk mitigation requirements, it ensures your business, especially that which specialises in contractors, is safe, reassuring prospective clients.
At Walton Flooring Contractors, we feel confident that holding the CHAS accreditation to our name makes us even more credible within the industry. CHAS are a highly authoritative and trusted advisor on health and safety compliance and being a member of their network makes us one of the top leading flooring contractors in the North West and across the UK too.
Possibly the most impressive amongst our health and safety accreditations is our Constructionline Gold membership. Not only does this mean we are scrutinised for further validation checks using enhanced questionnaires, but it means we have passed them with flying colours offering client assurance! Those who hold gold membership from Constructionline are some of the top UK contractors as they’re assessed for SSIP. Why is this important? It ensures safety, plus, construction buyers look for this accreditation when selecting a supplier.