The CHEM Constitution

Scope

  • The association shall be known as: the Container Handling Equipment Manufacturers Association.
  • The abbreviation CHEM has been adopted as the short name.
  • The CHEM logo shall be as displayed below:
  • CHEM shall be a voluntary organisation.
  • The membership of CHEM shall comprise of companies which are actively engaged in the manufacture and/or supply of equipment designed for the compaction, collection and transportation of all types of dry waste and which satisfy the criteria for membership as set out in clause 3 of this Constitution. The equipment herein referred to includes but is not necessarily limited to:
    • Refuse collection bodies and associated lifters
    • Skip loader equipment
    • Ground level de-mountable equipment
    • Static and portable compactors
    • Bulk transportation ejection bodies/trailers

Aims

The aims of the CHEM shall be to:

  • Develop and maintain Technical Standards which enhance the safety of the equipment represent the interests of members with related industry bodies which include:
  • Environmental Services Association (ESA)
  • Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • British Standards Institution (BSI)
  • Department for Business, innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Department for Transport (DfT0
  • European committee for Standardsisation (CEN)
  • Publish Codes of Practice covering the safe operation of equipment.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of topics of interest and benefit of members and the waste industry as a whole.

Membership

Membership of CHEM shall be determined by Members in accordance with the following criteria.

  • 1Eligibility
    • 1.1Membership shall be held only by companies which are registered in the U.K. and can demonstrate a minimum of two years successful trading.
    • 1.2Companies which are manufacturers or primary suppliers of equipment referred to in 1.6 may apply for membership.
    • 1.3Manufacturers are defined as companies which employ their own facilities and resources in the design and manufacture of their products. A manufacturer may also market its products.
    • 1.4Primary suppliers are defined as any one of the following:
      • companies which own the brand name[s] of the products they market and employ resources for full technical support but are not the manufacturers.
      • companies which are the subsidiaries of foreign companies trading under the name of the parent and employing the resources in the U.K. to provide full technical support for their products.
      • companies which, under a formal agreement with foreign manufacturers, are the sole importers of the manufacturers’ products and are employing the resources to provide full technical support for those products.
    • 1.5A branded family of products shall be represented by only one member.
    • 1.6 Companies which belong to the same group of companies but trade as independent UK registered companies in products listed in clause 1.6 shall be eligible for membership provided all other membership criteria are met. 

Notwithstanding any other interpretation put on the above definitions, clause 3.1.1 above shall apply to all members.

  • Application for Membership
    • 2.1 Prospective members are invited to apply to the Secretary of CHEM.
    • 2.2 Application forms, together with a copy of the constitution will be sent to the prospective member.
    • 2.3 The prospective member shall complete the application form which will confirm:
      • [a] CE compliance.
      • [b] Confirmation that the prospective member will work to CHEM standards if not already doing so.
      • [c] Acceptance of the CHEM constitution.
    • In addition, the applicant shall provide a brief company profile and product brochures sufficient to enable members to determine eligibility under the terms of Clause 3.1.
    • 2.4 Completed applications shall be distributed to members of the Policy Committee and tabled by the chairman at the next general meeting of members and, after due consideration, each application shall be put to the vote of members in accordance with the CHEM voting procedure [see Clause 5]. The Secretary shall inform each applicant of the result of its application.
  • Approval of Membership
    • 3.1 Applicants whose applications for membership are approved in principle, shall be asked to submit to an inspection visit by two members and arrangements shall be made as soon as possible. The inspection shall concentrate and report on the following topics:
      • [a] design facilities
      • [b] manufacturing facilities
      • [c] technical support facilities
      • [d] CE compliance
      • [e] agreement to work to and enhance CHEM standards
      • [f] acceptance of CHEM constitution
    • 3.2 The inspecting members’ report shall be tabled at the next general meeting and a decision taken by vote. The Secretary shall advise the applicant accordingly.
    • 3.3 Successful applicants will be invited to attend the next general meeting when they will be formally admitted as members.

To download a PDF version of CHEM constitution please click here. 

The CHEM Constitution

Scope

  • The association shall be known as: the Container Handling Equipment Manufacturers Association.
  • The abbreviation CHEM has been adopted as the short name.
  • The CHEM logo shall be as displayed below:
  • CHEM shall be a voluntary organisation.
  • The membership of CHEM shall comprise of companies which are actively engaged in the manufacture and/or supply of equipment designed for the compaction, collection and transportation of all types of dry waste and which satisfy the criteria for membership as set out in clause 3 of this Constitution. The equipment herein referred to includes but is not necessarily limited to:
    • Refuse collection bodies and associated lifters
    • Skip loader equipment
    • Ground level de-mountable equipment
    • Static and portable compactors
    • Bulk transportation ejection bodies/trailers

Aims

The aims of the CHEM shall be to:

  • Develop and maintain Technical Standards which enhance the safety of the equipment represent the interests of members with related industry bodies which include:
  • Environmental Services Association (ESA)
  • Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • British Standards Institution (BSI)
  • Department for Business, innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Department for Transport (DfT0
  • European committee for Standardsisation (CEN)
  • Publish Codes of Practice covering the safe operation of equipment.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of topics of interest and benefit of members and the waste industry as a whole.

Membership

Membership of CHEM shall be determined by Members in accordance with the following criteria.

  • 1Eligibility
    • 1.1Membership shall be held only by companies which are registered in the U.K. and can demonstrate a minimum of two years successful trading.
    • 1.2Companies which are manufacturers or primary suppliers of equipment referred to in 1.6 may apply for membership.
    • 1.3Manufacturers are defined as companies which employ their own facilities and resources in the design and manufacture of their products. A manufacturer may also market its products.
    • 1.4Primary suppliers are defined as any one of the following:
      • companies which own the brand name[s] of the products they market and employ resources for full technical support but are not the manufacturers.
      • companies which are the subsidiaries of foreign companies trading under the name of the parent and employing the resources in the U.K. to provide full technical support for their products.
      • companies which, under a formal agreement with foreign manufacturers, are the sole importers of the manufacturers’ products and are employing the resources to provide full technical support for those products.
    • 1.5A branded family of products shall be represented by only one member.
    • 1.6 Companies which belong to the same group of companies but trade as independent UK registered companies in products listed in clause 1.6 shall be eligible for membership provided all other membership criteria are met. 

Notwithstanding any other interpretation put on the above definitions, clause 3.1.1 above shall apply to all members.

  • Application for Membership
    • 2.1 Prospective members are invited to apply to the Secretary of CHEM.
    • 2.2 Application forms, together with a copy of the constitution will be sent to the prospective member.
    • 2.3 The prospective member shall complete the application form which will confirm:
      • [a] CE compliance.
      • [b] Confirmation that the prospective member will work to CHEM standards if not already doing so.
      • [c] Acceptance of the CHEM constitution.
    • In addition, the applicant shall provide a brief company profile and product brochures sufficient to enable members to determine eligibility under the terms of Clause 3.1.
    • 2.4 Completed applications shall be distributed to members of the Policy Committee and tabled by the chairman at the next general meeting of members and, after due consideration, each application shall be put to the vote of members in accordance with the CHEM voting procedure [see Clause 5]. The Secretary shall inform each applicant of the result of its application.
  • Approval of Membership
    • 3.1 Applicants whose applications for membership are approved in principle, shall be asked to submit to an inspection visit by two members and arrangements shall be made as soon as possible. The inspection shall concentrate and report on the following topics:
      • [a] design facilities
      • [b] manufacturing facilities
      • [c] technical support facilities
      • [d] CE compliance
      • [e] agreement to work to and enhance CHEM standards
      • [f] acceptance of CHEM constitution
    • 3.2 The inspecting members’ report shall be tabled at the next general meeting and a decision taken by vote. The Secretary shall advise the applicant accordingly.
    • 3.3 Successful applicants will be invited to attend the next general meeting when they will be formally admitted as members.

To download a PDF version of CHEM constitution please click here. 

The CHEM Constitution

Scope

  • The association shall be known as: the Container Handling Equipment Manufacturers Association.
  • The abbreviation CHEM has been adopted as the short name.
  • The CHEM logo shall be as displayed below:
  • CHEM shall be a voluntary organisation.
  • The membership of CHEM shall comprise of companies which are actively engaged in the manufacture and/or supply of equipment designed for the compaction, collection and transportation of all types of dry waste and which satisfy the criteria for membership as set out in clause 3 of this Constitution. The equipment herein referred to includes but is not necessarily limited to:
    • Refuse collection bodies and associated lifters
    • Skip loader equipment
    • Ground level de-mountable equipment
    • Static and portable compactors
    • Bulk transportation ejection bodies/trailers

Aims

The aims of the CHEM shall be to:

  • Develop and maintain Technical Standards which enhance the safety of the equipment represent the interests of members with related industry bodies which include:
  • Environmental Services Association (ESA)
  • Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • British Standards Institution (BSI)
  • Department for Business, innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Department for Transport (DfT0
  • European committee for Standardsisation (CEN)
  • Publish Codes of Practice covering the safe operation of equipment.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of topics of interest and benefit of members and the waste industry as a whole.

Membership

Membership of CHEM shall be determined by Members in accordance with the following criteria.

  • 1Eligibility
    • 1.1Membership shall be held only by companies which are registered in the U.K. and can demonstrate a minimum of two years successful trading.
    • 1.2Companies which are manufacturers or primary suppliers of equipment referred to in 1.6 may apply for membership.
    • 1.3Manufacturers are defined as companies which employ their own facilities and resources in the design and manufacture of their products. A manufacturer may also market its products.
    • 1.4Primary suppliers are defined as any one of the following:
      • companies which own the brand name[s] of the products they market and employ resources for full technical support but are not the manufacturers.
      • companies which are the subsidiaries of foreign companies trading under the name of the parent and employing the resources in the U.K. to provide full technical support for their products.
      • companies which, under a formal agreement with foreign manufacturers, are the sole importers of the manufacturers’ products and are employing the resources to provide full technical support for those products.
    • 1.5A branded family of products shall be represented by only one member.
    • 1.6 Companies which belong to the same group of companies but trade as independent UK registered companies in products listed in clause 1.6 shall be eligible for membership provided all other membership criteria are met. 

Notwithstanding any other interpretation put on the above definitions, clause 3.1.1 above shall apply to all members.

  • Application for Membership
    • 2.1 Prospective members are invited to apply to the Secretary of CHEM.
    • 2.2 Application forms, together with a copy of the constitution will be sent to the prospective member.
    • 2.3 The prospective member shall complete the application form which will confirm:
      • [a] CE compliance.
      • [b] Confirmation that the prospective member will work to CHEM standards if not already doing so.
      • [c] Acceptance of the CHEM constitution.
    • In addition, the applicant shall provide a brief company profile and product brochures sufficient to enable members to determine eligibility under the terms of Clause 3.1.
    • 2.4 Completed applications shall be distributed to members of the Policy Committee and tabled by the chairman at the next general meeting of members and, after due consideration, each application shall be put to the vote of members in accordance with the CHEM voting procedure [see Clause 5]. The Secretary shall inform each applicant of the result of its application.
  • Approval of Membership
    • 3.1 Applicants whose applications for membership are approved in principle, shall be asked to submit to an inspection visit by two members and arrangements shall be made as soon as possible. The inspection shall concentrate and report on the following topics:
      • [a] design facilities
      • [b] manufacturing facilities
      • [c] technical support facilities
      • [d] CE compliance
      • [e] agreement to work to and enhance CHEM standards
      • [f] acceptance of CHEM constitution
    • 3.2 The inspecting members’ report shall be tabled at the next general meeting and a decision taken by vote. The Secretary shall advise the applicant accordingly.
    • 3.3 Successful applicants will be invited to attend the next general meeting when they will be formally admitted as members.

To download a PDF version of CHEM constitution please click here.