SafeContractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 200 major clients and over 18,000 contractor members.
SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and
safety management amongst UK contractors.
John Kinge, technical director of SafeContractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of
employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.
More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Access
Automation Ltd has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other
companies within the sector”.



Door & Hardware Federation
DHF's heritage dates back to 1897. Today, it has over 250 members, representing key players in the building hardware, industrial and garage doors, metal and timber doorsets and powered gate sectors.
This group represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates, and equipment used on such gates, who demonstrate their credentials of quality, safety and adherence to high technical standards.
The group was formed in response to requests from the Health & Safety Executive. This government-safety organisation wanted to see an industry-wide trade body that would develop higher standards of safety for automated gates. The initiative followed a number of tragic accidents involving such gates. Every automatic gate installed by a member of this DHF group will:
  • Conform to stringent levels of safety
  • Prove reliable in operation
  • Meet the very latest legislation
  • Be installed and maintained by skilled and fully trained engineers
If your gate is considered unsafe a letter will be provided advising you; please click the link below to see an example letter.

(The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.‚Äč
In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice which supported the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
(now recognised as CDM 2015) and is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement).
As one of the founders of third party accreditation they are a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance. 
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