Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications
CSSC is an organisation which aims to help business stay safe and secure at all times in emergencies and to develop general business resilience. It is effectively a messaging platform which connects both companies in the private and public sectors, connecting law enforcement with government sectors and most other business industries.
It provides an effective way to monitor situations such as transportation issues, terrorism, public events, fraud and other security alerts.
Impact Guarding Solutions are proud to be part of the CSSC and take security and safety very seriously in all situations.
Safe contractor is an accreditation scheme that assesses the health & safety competency of contractors and service providers. Clients have a legal obligation to ensure that contractors operate in a safe way. There is therefore a need to assess contractors’ health & safety arrangements, and increasingly this is being carried out through SAFE contractor. Many large organisations now use SAFE contractor as their primary means of selecting contractors. SAFE contractor is effectively the client’s approved contractor list. http://www.safecontractor.com/
CHAS Premier (CAS)
Impact Guarding Solutions are a part of the CHAS Premier (CAS) – the construction industry’s largest procurement and supply chain management service in the UK.
Suppliers and Buyers can both benefit from this as it leads to a more efficient supply chain process.
Impact Guarding Solutions keep company details, financial records and Health & safety, Environment and Quality policies, Equality polices, corporate and professional standard, information security and corporate social responsibility up to date within the CHAS databases. Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers. CHAS are dedicated to completing health and safety pre-qualification assessments to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard. http://www.chas.gov.uk
Our CHAS accreditation demonstrates our high standards of quality and health and safety. Annual external audits are carried out to ensure that all our processed adhere to the high level of standards set by the governing body.
We are delighted to be a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), a fantastic organisation whose mission is to help small UK businesses achieve their ambitions.
Established 40 years ago, FSB are a non-profit making and non-party political organisations led by its members, for its members.
Membership benefits include advice, financial expertise and support, plus a range of regional and national networking opportunities. Furthermore, FSB are the UK’s leading small business campaigner, focusing on being a powerful voice in government and delivering change which will help small/medium enterprises succeed and grow.
We look forward to seeing the continued positive impact FSB are having on the small business community.
Service with respect institution off customer service
Impact Guarding Solutions is proud to be part off The Service with Respect Campaign
Launched by the Institute of Customer Service to prevent essential customer service workers from being subjected to abuse, the campaign not only aims to raise awareness on the issues that key workers are currently facing, but also encourages organisations to take action. In their launch interview with BBC, CEO Jo Causon expressed the need to collaborate in safeguarding workers that have been taking extra responsibilities and risk in order to provide for us. She stated three core aims:
- For a change in UK law, to legislate against those that choose to abuse the 80% of staff that are in customer related occupation
- For company co-operation in training, tools, and security to deal with incidents
- For customer/employee tolerance during frustrating circumstances
Research conducted by the Institute highlights that more than half of customer-facing staff have experienced abuse - verbal and physical - from customers since the start of the pandemic. Back in June, Vice President of IOSH Louise Hosking wrote for us about protective measures that can be implemented through substantial risk assessment, to support those undertaking these vital roles in our society. Although more personal and collective freedoms are being exercised as pandemic restrictions are relaxed, this makes way for more opportunities to vent frustration and react to regulation changes. It is therefore important to encourage mindfulness, not shooting the messenger. Enforcing the message itself may require strategy for de-escalating behaviour that does fall out of respectful boundaries, as we discussed in June.