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CHAS brings David Ford on board as Compliance Lead

Health and safety specialist David Ford has joined CHAS, the supply chain risk management experts, as Compliance Lead.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the construction sector, including at senior management level, David brings a wealth of insight and expertise to CHAS.

David most recently held the position of Redrow Homes’ Group Health Safety & Environment Assurance and Legal Compliance Director, managing a team of Health Safety &Environment Inspectors and compliance auditors. In this role David was responsible for producing operational Health Safety &Environment standards for implementation within the business and developing strategy for Health Safety & Environment assurance inspection and audit team. Promoting a positive compliance culture throughout the business was also key to the role.

Prior to this, David was Group Health and Safety Director at Redrow Homes where he ensured that health and safety policy and standards were compliant and maintained. David has also fulfilled numerous Health Safety & Environment management and advisory roles for Wates Construction and Alfred McAlpine Construction.

David’s role at CHAS will be to work within the Products and Markets team to ensure all current products, within his knowledge base, which remain a key part of the business, are maintained to the highest levels, whilst working to design new products and services which are market-leading across various industry sectors to allow for growth of both the brand and the business.

CHAS Managing Director, Ian McKinnon, says: “We are very happy that David is joining us and expect him to prove an exceptional member of the team. His extensive knowledge of construction best practice and compliance will prove invaluable as CHAS continues to grow and evolve its service offering.”

David Ford adds: “Joining an organisation which plays such a key role in improving occupational health & safety performance is a very exciting prospect. I look forward to continuing this fantastic work and helping to further promote high health & safety standards in UK workplaces.”

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