The Guild of Master Craftsmen
The Guild is the UKs leading trade association, and always asks applicants for several recommendations from people for whom the applicants have recently completed works.
The Benchmark member scheme is a nationally recognised scheme that places the responsibilities on both manufacturers and installers to ensure best practice in installation, commissioning and servicing of domestic heating and hot water products in line with Building Regulations in England and Wales.
The Gassafe register is the official list of gas engineers and companies whom are registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all gas appliances. It is the law that all engineers working with gas appliances are registered on the Gas Safe Register.
City & Guilds
This is a national organization committed to train people in various industry skills, for example, plumbing and heating. Plumbing and heating engineers qualified through City & Guilds normally complete training within college and an apprenticeship in industry over several years.
Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.
CHAS assesses applicants:
- Health and safety policy statement
- Their organisation for health and safety
- Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others