Possible IT disruption between (30th May - 31st May)
Due to planned maintenance work being carried by the London Borough of Merton, which means all Merton's systems will be down or
possible disruption when accessing the CHAS website.
Hopefully this should not cause any problems with our service, but we apologise if you are affected.
Important information regarding changes to the duties under the CDM Regulations
As you will be aware the CDM 2007 regulations were superseded by the CDM 2015 Regulations on the 06 April 2015.
Under the new Regulations the CDM-Coordinator role will disappear when the transitional arrangements end on 6 October 2015 and a new role of Principal Designer came into existence on 06 April 2015.
CHAS will no longer be offering a CDM-Coordinator assessment.
CHAS will be assessing the new role of Principal Designer.
The new CHAS Principal Designer assessment criteria and question set has been finalised and is available for download through the "Forms & Standards" page of the website.
A company will be able to apply as a Principal Designer when their next assessment is due or can apply earlier if they wish.
Note: There will be no change to other assessments offered by CHAS.
Grace period under the Regulations:
If you are already employed as a CDM-Coordinator on a project BEFORE 06 April 2015, you will be able to continue in this role until 06 October 2015.
There is no plan currently to remove historic CDM-C records from our database.
Please click on the web link for detail of industry guidance issued by HSE's Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC).
Please click here for further information on the changes involved in CDM 2015.
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The fastest growing Health and Safety assessment scheme in the UK
With 720 buyer members and over 62,000 suppliers on its database,
CHAS is not only the largest but also the fastest growing
health and safety assessment scheme in the UK.
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.
CHAS is a founder member and past Chair of Safety Schemes
in Procurement – Competence Forum or SSIP.
Please go to www.ssip.org.uk or click here for full details.
CHAS isn’t just for construction companies, it assesses health and
safety for all types of suppliers, from care services to demolition contractors, designers and consultants. The aim of the scheme is to save time and resources by avoiding unnecessary duplication in the first stage of competence assessment; the CDM Core criteria.
Membership includes the public sectors: health trusts, emergency services and government departments and large private companies who have a supply chain, for example Royal Mail Group, Kier and Mitie Group. Ultimately we complete the initial H&S application process for buyers,
saving time and resources for all involved in the process.
If you think you may be eligible please complete the
request for buyer access form. A member of the CHAS team will make contact within three working days.
CHAS will be exhibiting/attending the following events.
Please do visit our stand and meet some of the team
PHEX - The plumbing & heating exhibition
Alexandra Palace, London - 20th-21st
Safety & Health International
Excel London – 16th-18th
Safety and Health International
CIH Conference & Exhibition 2015
Manchester Central Exhibition Centre - 23rd-25th
Harrogate - 30th-2nd
QE2 Conference Centre, London - 3rd
NHF Housing Exhibition
ICC Birmingham – 23rd-25th
The Build Show
NEC Birmingham – 6th-8th
Health & Safety North
Bolton Arena – 7th-8th
Health and Safety Events
London Olympia - 18th-19th