Clearway Gritting based in St Albans, Hertfordshire and operating from four other sites across the South East, has achieved The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) accreditation. CHAS is one of the founders of third party accreditation. It was founded in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK, and is a founder member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP).
In February 2018 CHAS won the Feefo Gold Service Award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences as rated by real customers. According to their website CHAS is: ‘not only a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, we are an authority. We set industry benchmarks, provide assurance and reassurance, and offer best-in-class services that are easy to use and cost effective.’
Andrew Sherriff, Director Clearway Gritting said: ‘We recognise the importance of achieving CHAS accreditation as it is an industry standard for our business with over 900 public and private sector client organisations and 70,000 contractors registered on the CHAS database. Gaining this accreditation reassures our Clearway Gritting colleagues that we always put their interests first especially when it comes to health and safety compliance. Winter gritting can be a very difficult job especially when we get heavy snowfalls. In the winter our teams are often out overnight using gritting vehicles to grit client car parks, access roads and footpaths in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London. It is not an easy job and it is our responsibility to give our Clearway Gritting teams as much support as we can. We hope our clients support us in this initiative and recognise the importance of the CHAS accreditation.