Before hiring any building contractor, it is worth ensuring they have appropriate proof that they can carry out the work you require, in a professional manner. National accreditation schemes can provide you with this assurance – so be sure to ask your contractor which accreditations they hold. Phil Oakley Contractors is accredited under both CHAS and Constructionline.
CHAS is the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, established in 1997 to improve standards of health and safety in UK construction. As a third party accreditation agency, the aim was to drive up safety, standardise requirements and reduce the administrative burden on businesses in the sector. The introduction of initiatives such as CHAS has led to an ongoing reduction in accidents and injuries across UK construction.
A CHAS accredited organisation has been regularly checked to ensure it meets the required standards, giving clients the satisfaction of knowing they do not need to independently verify those standards.
Constructionline is an accreditation service covering many layers of the construction industry, ensuring suppliers and contractors are qualified and meet required standards. For buyers in large organisations, it provides a level of vetting that makes it easier to hire smaller contractors, safe in the knowledge they can deliver, and will adhere to required health and safety standards.
In combination, these accreditations give clients of all sizes the reassurance that Phil Oakley Contractors works to a professional standard, and delivers consistently. The accreditations are regularly checked, and can be withdrawn should the required standards of workmanship and safe working not be maintained.