CHAS application and registration and safety compliance – The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme otherwise is an organisation which companies can register with in order to achieve pre-qualification for health and safety standards. The organization is a non-commercial one, which is targeted at UK companies selling goods and services (suppliers) and to companies which prefer to buy from competent suppliers (buyers).
CHAS has a large member base spread across many different industry sectors including government, private and public.
Each year thousands on consultants and contractors bid and pitch for work with various industry sectors, however to win work suppliers must meet the strict health and safety standards of buyers. Registering as a safe contractor with CHAS can help contractors and consultants to win business and contracts from large customers and public sector organisations.
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme is not just for construction companies, it assesses health and safety for suppliers ranging from care services to demolition companies, designers, consultants and so on. The focus and aim of the scheme is to save resources and time by missing out the application in terms of safety declaration and the unnecessary duplication of competence assessment; which is the the CDM Core criteria.
Safety competence of suppliers is more often than not a lengthy and time consuming process and often one buyers safety requirements are different to the next. By registering with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme you save a significant amount of time as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.
CHAS Application – What Does It Assess?
- Your health safety policy statement
- Your organisation for health and safety
- Your specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.
What Are The Key Benefits Of CHAS Registration?
- Scheme participation helps both buyers and suppliers
- Suppliers show compliance with important parts of health and safety law (the core criteria described in the CDM regulations).
- On achievement of compliance the supplier is approved to work for all of CHAS buyers. (Some Buyers may require Accredited Status).
- Inconsistencies are reduced where some suppliers may be judged compliant by one buyer but not another.
- CHAS registration gives guidance on any weaknesses in a supplier’s safety management, including suggestion of how they can improve
- Successful CHAS application ensures suppliers and buyers save both time and resources