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Thorite values its membership of the British Compressed Air Society

thorite bcas memberThorite has been a member of the society for nearly 50 years and through our membership have the following aims:

  • to promote the use of safe and reliable power
  • to improve the services we offer industry
  • to continuously improve and develop our professional competence
  • to conduct our business in industry to the highest standard and for the common good

Founded in 1930 at the instigation of the British Government the British Compressed Air Society is the only UK Technical Trade Association open to manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressed air products, portable air compressors and services. The Society actively represents the interests of members and the compressed air industry to United Kingdom Government, European and overseas Institutions.

Thorite is signed up to the BCAS Member Code of Conduct.

EEF and Thorite working for a better manufacturing future

thorite eef membershipThorite and EEF are dedicated to the future of manufacturing which is responsible for half of UK exports. This helps the UK maintain its position as the world's ninth largest manufacturing nation.

Thorite is a fully active member of the EEF both at regional and national level. A modern, competitive and innovative manufacturing industry is central to the UK's economic future and the partnership off Thorite and EEF supports manufacturing businesses evolve, innovate and compete in a fast-changing world. Compressed air, often referred to as the 4th utility, is the life blood of low cost manufacturing and can have a significant bearing on business costs and efficiencies.

Visit the EEF website.

You know you’re safe with "Safe Contractor"

thorite safe contractor approvedWith its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the "safecontractor" scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors.

Thorite's membership of the UK’s fastest growing accreditation scheme provides our customers with confidence and ensures and demonstrates our engineers perform to the highest level of competence. Competence in carrying out the repairs, installations and maintenance of compressed air systems.

Visit the Safe Contractor website.

Safeguarding our reputation for Health & Safety

thorite chas accreditedCHAS (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. More specifically the health and safety legislation was created to achieve the following aims:​

  • To simplify health and safety contractor assessment by standardising requirements
  • To allow companies to avoid undergoing health and safety assessments for every job

Thorite have been an Accredited Contractor of CHAS for many years and appreciates the value that this brings to our organisation. Membership of which highlights our commitment to conform to the latest health and safety regulations and ensure that our service engineers perform to the highest level of competence.

It keeps us focussed and gives us a goal each year to make sure we are meeting our health, safety and wellbeing obligations.

Visit the CHAS website.

Moving to a sustainable, low carbon economy

thorite carbon trust accredited supplierThe Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

Thorite have been approved by The Carbon Trust as an Accredited Supplier, specialising as a Distributor and Service Agent for compressed air, pneumatics and process equipment including service, installation and piping.

Read our Case Study on the Carbon Trust website. View our Accreditation Certificate.

About BAMA

thorite bama membershipThe Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance (BAMA) exists to help manufacturers work together for mutual benefit. A key aim is to form an association between manufacturers, local businesses and the wider community.

Visit the BAMA website.

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BCAS - British Compressed Air Society -- EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation -- CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme -- SafeContractor Approved