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CHEM - the trade association of manufacturers and suppliers of equipment to the waste industry

 Container Handling Equipment Manufacturer's Association

Our aims are:

  • To ensure that members' products continue to meet key performance criteria and health and safety standards.
  • To establish guidelines for container design to ensure correct interfacing with members' products.
  • To promote the interests of members in the drafting of European harmonised standards and UK regulations.
  • To establish and maintain contacts with other organisations connected to the waste industry and relevant government departments.
  • To provide a forum for members to discuss matters of mutual interest and importance.

Please browse our pages to find more about the Container Handling Equipment Manufacturer's Association, the latest news, technical bulletins, standards and how apply for membership.

Benefits of Membership to Container Handling Equipment Manufacturer's Association

  • CHEM, through its constitution, provides its members with a regulatory body ensuring a consistent application of standards and codes of practice.
  • CHEM provides a forum for discussion of issues that are of particular and general concern.
  • CHEM keeps members informed of proposed European Directives and UK legislation.
  • CHEM's participation in European technical committees, work groups and standards drafting ensures that members` interests are taken into consideration and protected as far as possible.
  • Members' customers are made aware of CHEM standards reassuring them in terms of health and safety, equipment specifications and compatibility.
  • CHEM maintains regular contact with other bodies including:- BSI (British Standards Institution), HSE (Health and Safety Executive), DfT (Department for Transport), CEN (Committee for European Standards)

An application form for membership to Container Handling Equipment Manufacturer's Association can be downloaded here

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