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Allium receives SMAS Accreditation

We are delighted to have recently been accredited by SMAS as a competent company who take health and safety extremely seriously.

Working with the management of asbestos is a high-risk business and we never make compromises on our own staff’s safety or that of our customers.

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Essex school fined after refurbishment disturbs asbestos

According to the HSE, an Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard that managers at The Boswells School, Chelmsford, decided to convert an old boiler room at the school into a cleaning store. During the course of this work, asbestos residue on the walls was disturbed and caretakers swept contaminated debris from floors. Their exposure to risk only came to light after a later asbestos survey was completed in the area.

By seeking advice from Allium, our clients can be assured that they will remain compliant and on the correct side of the law.

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Allium is proud to announce the granting of CHAS accreditation.

Participating in the CHAS scheme helps both suppliers and buyers.

  1. Suppliers show compliance with important parts of health and safety law (the core criteria described in the CDM regulations).
  2. On achieving compliance a supplier is approved to work for all of CHAS’ buyers.
  3. Inconsistencies are reduced where some suppliers may be judged compliant by one buyer but not another.
  4. CHAS gives guidance on any weaknesses in a supplier’s safety management, including how they can improve.
  5. Being a CHAS supplier or buyer saves both time and resources