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SARH achieves its second major health and safety accreditation of the year

Stafford and Rural Homes has gained accreditation from the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) – a well recognised independent body that assesses health and safety practice in the construction and building maintenance sector.

Dave Wilkins, head of asset planning and development for SARH, said: “The accreditation further demonstrates that our Repairs First service is working safely in and around customer’s homes, and recognises that our team of trade staff and contractors appreciate how important health and safety is to customers and themselves .”

SARH has 42 trade staff in its Repairs First team, made up of heating engineers, plumbers, electricians and joiners who along with SARH’s contractors look after the repair and maintenance of over 5600 properties in Stafford Borough.

The CHAS assessment involved a thorough review of what policies and measures SARH’s Repairs First team have in place to reduce health and safety risks and what procedures the team has to deal with any emergencies that may happen.

Earlier this year SARH also retained a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its commitment to looking after the safety and welfare of its staff in workplace.

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