Kidderminster-based distributor Abraxas Catering Equipment has been accredited by CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme).
Founded in 1997, the primary aim of CHAS was to help to elevate the health and safety practices of contractors and consultants throughout the UK whilst reducing the duplicate health and safety applications often dealt with by both buyers and suppliers.
Therefore Abraxas is now overseen by a government-sponsored third-party committee that puts a huge emphasis on health and safety procedures.
In addition to the distributor’s health and safety policy statement, the company’s organisation for health and safety and specific health and safety arrangements were evaluated as part of the CHAS assessment process and will continue to be assessed annually. This should give assurance to the dealer’s customers that work carried out by Abraxas is completed to current health and safety standards and completed in a professional manner, on time and within the agreed budget.
Mike Nixon, sales manager at Abraxas explained: “We are very proud of our CHAS accreditation and the value it brings to the company. In being a member of the scheme, we demonstrate to our customers that we take health and safety very seriously.
“Besides completing all tasks to current health and safety standards, we have a responsibility to flag up anything we deem unsafe, and to challenge businesses about unsafe practices in an attempt to improve health and safety across the industry.
“With more than 900 public and private sector client organisations and 70,000 contractors registered on their database, CHAS works to develop new business opportunities, help safeguard company’s reputations and above all, make working environments safer.”