Valent Roofing gained CHAS accreditation on 6th May 2010. When you are looking for a roofing contractor you should always make sure that they have one, but what actually is a CHAS accreditation and what does it mean?

CHAS, or the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, is one of a number of health and safety assessment schemes available – primarily to the construction industry – to review the standards of health and safety the business is operating by. Any construction company that can claim CHAS standard can equip the logo onto their vehicles, company website, stationary etc.

The certificate is a clear indication of quality to potential clients but is also beneficial to the companies themselves when reaching out to clients. The CHAS even offer those accredited with unique working opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable.

Is CHAS necessary?

Here at Valent Roofing we provide a lot of roofing applications for public buildings such as schools, council buildings and other public sector bodies. In order to acquire a contract to provide roofing solutions to any pf these sectors, we require a CHAS accreditation to show that our work is guaranteed to be of a high standard.

The main role of the CHAS accreditation is to immediately demonstrate to our clients that we are competent in our health and safety approaches. In the past, when people took on a roofing contractor, they would have to go through extensive research to assess contractors, which could only be done on an individual basis.

The CHAS helps reduce the time it takes by producing a fully detailed health and safety process. Seeing the CHAS logo is proof that the company you are dealing with has passed an assessment, providing evidence of their quality work structure in the meantime.

Every application goes through an assessor who reviews each company and gives feedback, ultimately having the final decision as to whether a company has passed or not. On average, only 20% of contractors pass on the first attempt.

For CHAS accredited industrial roofing in Manchester, contact the team at Valent today.