Scott Anson Painters and Decorators Limited is a family-run business that has more than two decades of experience in the profession. The firm performs work for a wide range of clients and a variety of sites, including new build properties, empty council properties (also known as void properties) and regular maintenance of sites. Additionally, the company is also experienced in handling projects that require special preparation or materials. Scott Anson Painters and Decorators Limited has worked with universities, hotels, care facilities, schools, shops and factories, among others.
Over time, clients have preferred to work with Scott Anson Painters and Decorators Limited for various key reasons. For starters, the company endeavours to meet its business and legal insurance requirements to the satisfaction of clients. The team performs quality work in its projects, with health and safety among the major considerations. Most importantly, Scott Anson Painters and Decorators Limited has accreditation from the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).
CHAS is a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance matters, and it is also recognised as a third-party accreditation founder. The organisation is responsible for setting benchmarks, offering high-quality services and providing assurance and reassurance to its clients.
CHAS partnered with the Association of London Government (ALG) to develop the core criteria that are found in the Approved Code of Practice, and it is also a founder member of Safety Schemes in Procurement. By creating health and safety legislation, CHAS aimed to make contractor assessment simple and help companies to reduce the burden of performing health and safety assessments for every project they work on. There are more than 70,000 contractors and 900 client organisations registered by CHAS.
Among the services offered by CHAS is a health and safety assessment that is carried out electronically. It involves the review of policies, procedures and records that a firm has about the aspects above. A successful assessment enables a company to gain accreditation and the approval to use the CHAS logo on its letterhead.
CHAS played an important role in the launch of SSIP, which has support from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). SSIP aims to reduce the costs and duplication of health and safety assessments in the supply chain. In doing so, SSIP is seen as an umbrella organisation that seeks to bring various assessment schemes together for a common goal.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is a certification scheme used extensively in the construction industry. Holders of the CSCS card are ascertained to have the required training and qualifications to work in their roles. The Scheme continually manages a database of individuals who have worked towards getting or have achieved a recognised qualification in the construction field.
Obtaining a CSCS card is not set in legislation. It is up to a client or contractor to determine whether they want workers to have that card before working on site. However, many house builders and contractor companies require their workforce to have a valid CSCS card.
The major advantage of having a CSCS card is that, for workers, it shows employers that they have the necessary training and qualifications to work in the construction industry. However, the card should not be confused with a guarantee of the worker’s competency, or replace other identification documents such as a passport.
As a general rule, CSCS (the body) does not allow third-party organisations to reproduce their logo. However, it doesn’t prevent firms from making reference to the CSCS, but only if such reference has been passed through the organisation’s team.