The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

We are pleased to inform our current and potential clients that we are accredited with CHAS.

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK.

It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.

On achieving compliance a supplier is approved to work for all of CHAS’ buyers.

Inconsistencies are reduced where some suppliers may be judged compliant by one buyer but not another.

There are three stages in the assessment process from the time a supplier applies for a CHAS assessment, through to working for a buyer:

The CHAS assessment: if a supplier passes this assessment they have shown they can adequately manage health and safety.
The employer (buyer) checks a supplier has the ability, experience and resources to carry out the specific work they have applied to do. The buyer will look at things like method statements, specific risk assessments, references, examples of previous similar work, training and available resources.

Monitoring the supplier when they are doing the work. Buyers will check suppliers are managing the work safely, carrying out the method statements properly, have enough resources, liaising properly, managing the site effectively and providing enough supervision.