04 Oct 2018

CHAS launches the van compliance scheme

CHAS launches the van compliance scheme
 

Driving a van for work purposes is statistically proven to be one of the riskiest things any worker does. Changes to Health & Safety legislation have greatly increased both the likelihood of prosecution and the levels of penalty imposed against organisations and individuals following serious crashes.
 
That’s why CHAS have worked with the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme to develop our Van Compliance Scheme (VCS). FTA developed the Van Excellence Code with the UK’s best van operators and it represents an industry recognised standard of operation – simply put, it’s what good looks like!

CHAS VCS draws on Van Excellence’s expertise to provide verification that SME operators have the correct processes in place to run their vans in a safe and legal manner and are meeting their responsibilities to their employees, clients and other road users. It also provides an ideal stepping stone for businesses aspiring to full Van Excellence accreditation.

Ian McKinnon, Managing Director at CHAS says:

 “We are delighted to be adding another product to our ever growing supply chain management services and it is has been great working with FTA to learn from their expertise.”

Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles: at FTA says: 

“As the number of vans on our streets continues to increase, all road users benefit from improved driving standards and maintenance. That’s why we launched Van Excellence in 2010, an industry-led scheme to promote the safe operation of vans. I’m honoured CHAS sought out our assistance in the creation of its own Van Compliance Scheme and we advise all operators to seek accreditation as a stepping stone towards achieving FTA’s full Van Excellence certification.”

Freight Transport Association (FTA)

FTA are one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for efficient logistics. We are the only organisation in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.