The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) have announced a new partnership to raise health and safety standards in the UK.
The NFB represents small- to medium-sized builders, regional contractors and housebuilders across England and Wales. It was created to represent the building profession and to promote conditions its members need to thrive and contribute to the economic success of the UK.
CHAS was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards, and provides a database of pre-approved contractors for over 900 construction clients. The company sets industry benchmarks, provides assurance and reassurance, and offers best-in-class services that are accessible and cost effective.
The partnership will also help to improve the acceptance and use of PAS91 in construction-related procurement and aims to reduce the cost of duplication and administration involved in the procurement process across the UK.
From February 2018, NFB members will be able to take advantage of a wide range of discounts and benefits by registering with CHAS.
Richard Beresford, Chief Executive of the NFB, said: “We’re thrilled to announce this additional benefit for our members, to offer added value and help them grow successful businesses. The NFB has championed smarter procurement for many years and our partnership with CHAS will promote the benefits of smarter procurement for both clients and contractors”.
Ian McKinnon, Managing Director of CHAS, commented: “CHAS is delighted to be supporting this initiative, as the NFB and its members continue to lead improvement of standards across the industry.”
NFB members can contact their area manager for more information about the offer.
Pictured above are Ian McKinnon, Managing Director of CHAS; Amanda Pilgrim, Head of Business Development at the NFB; and Richard Beresford, Chief Executive of the NFB.