Make Sure Your Exhibition Stand Contractor is CHAS-Accredited
Avoid any nasty surprises and do your due diligence, choose a trusted CHAS-accredited exhibition stand contractor
Stay on top of the regulations
Failure to do so, could not only damage your company’s good name beyond repair, but you could incur a fine too.
Does that come as something of a shock to the system?
If so, it’s hardly surprising.
In 2016, the Health & Safety Executive decreed that CDM regulations (Construction, Design and Management) should apply to the events and exhibitions industry. Yes, the very same legislation that governs the building of permanent structures like offices, houses, public buildings and the £56 billion HS2 high-speed rail project, would now be applied to the temporary structures used at events and exhibitions!
After some debate, (and to be honest a bit of a backlash within the events community), the HSE rethought its stance on the compliance process. The upshot was that the regulations introduced were appropriate to our industry, but nevertheless sufficiently stringent as you might expect.
Whilst there is now an added burden placed on exhibition and design contractors, the onus is firmly on the client, (the hirer of the service), to ensure that their appointed contractor is legally compliant and competent when it comes to delivering on health and safety regulations.
At Quadrant2Design, rather than seeing this new legislation as a hindrance, the management team saw an opportunity to add even greater value to the client-contractor relationship, by building in processes which ensure legal compliance at every step of the way.
Choosing to work with Quadrant2Design means you can rest easy when it comes to the latest CDM regulations. Q2D is also CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) certified; an accreditation which confirms a contractor is meeting the high level of health and safety competence the industry demands.
Quadrant’s exclusive 100% graphic-look Prestige Exhibition Stands is easily the most visually stunning exhibition stand on the market today. It’s also lightweight, stable and easy to configure, requiring no power tools in the assembly process.
What’s more, Prestige is entirely ‘clean-process’, with no sawdust, fumes, paint, glues or laminates involved. Clients demanding ‘green’ credentials need to look no further.
Finally, ensuring your contractor is CHAS-accredited will save you time, hassle and possibly money too … not to mention sleepless nights!
Check whether your contractor is CHAS-certified today!