The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) is an authority and trusted advisor on health and safety compliance. CHAS accreditation scheme acts as a pre-qualification tool during the tender process. Some buyers require a contractor is CHAS accredited before they allow you to tender.
The purpose of CHAS is to help both buyers and suppliers in the assessment of health and safety competence. To simplify health and safety contractor assessment by standardising requirements and to allow companies to avoid undergoing health and safety assessments for every job.
With over 900 organisations actively seeking work through one of the approved contractors, and 70,000 contractors registered on the CHAS database. CHAS is the most popular H&S accreditation in the UK.
How CHAS will help your Business
- It brings value to your business. It demonstrate to potential clients that you comply with health, safety and wellbeing obligations.
- It allows you to win work that you otherwise wouldn’t be able too.
- Reduce the time-consuming process of tendering for new work.
- Affiliates your business with the SSIP
How do I become CHAS approved?
We can provide you with the expert knowledge and documentation to complete your CHAS application. CHAS require specific Health and Safety documents and management practices that you may not already have in place. We will assess your health and safety management system and practices, identify gaps against CHAS standards, provide you with practical support and guidance to help you comply and get CHAS accreditation.
CHAS Assessment Standards
1.Health and Safety Policy and Organisation for Health and Safety
2.Arrangements for Health and Safety
- Health Surveillance
- Work Equipment
- Portable Electrical Equipment
- Hazardous Substances
- Manual Handling
- First Aid
- Fire Precautions / Fire Action Plan and Fire Risk Assessment
- Working at Height
3. Access to Competent Corporate (General) Health and Safety Advice
4. Training and Information
5. Individual Qualifications & Experience
6. Monitoring, Audit and Review
7. Workforce Involvement
8. Accident Reporting and Accident Investigation
9. Sub-Contracting / Sub-Consulting
10. Risk Assessment Leading to a Safe Method of Work
Additional Standards for Construction Related Businesses
1.Access to Competent Construction Health and Safety Advice
1A. Access to Competent Construction Health and Safety Advice For Small Companies
2. Individual Qualifications & Experience
3. Workforce Involvement
4. Co-Operation and Co-Ordination
5. Welfare Provision
6. Construction Phase Plan
You can continue to access to our Competent Health and Safety Advice after CHAS accreditation – This is not only a requirement for CHAS accreditation, it is also a legal requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999.