The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

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This certainly seemed to prove an easier and more painless way to attain our accreditation.

Kings Security (Full Application)

The new process was clear, very quick and easy to use.I would not hesitate to use this service when our accreditation comes up for renewal next year.

Cityspec Specialist Pest Management Solutions Ltd (Deem To Satisfy)

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A high percentage of new business is generated through successful tenders. Over the years the number of lead contractors that make CHAS registration a prerequisite in the tendering stage has risen substantially. One of our biggest customers accepts CHAS as an alternative to having to go through their own health and safety questionnaires. This allows us to streamline our tendering process to maximise the number of projects we can work on.

Greens Decorating Contractors Ltd, 2015.

With my company being small, the assessment works well for me, but also keeps me up to date with all my H&S. Without using CHAS so of these things could get forgotten about, so would cost my company in contracts in the future.

T Brown Joiners, 2014.

Joining CHAS really made us consider out H&S procedures in more detail and having to document them all instantly makes them easier to maintain and renew.

Ecological Land Management Ltd, 2014.

CHAS is a great service which has helped my company become better and which has resulted in us winning more contracts of work. I have also recommended CHAS to other companies I work alongside who have now also become CHAS accredited.

MA Brickworks Ltd, 2014.

The accreditation process itself is a great way of monitoring the H&S within your own company, so by itself forces training in areas you may not be familiar with, so money well spent.

Probe Lockers, 2014.

I would just like to thank you for your help and expertise throughout this whole process. My experience with CHAS was great from start to finish.

Autism Hampshire, 2014.

We first achieved our CHAS accreditation in 1998 and have found it very useful as a means of demonstrating that we comply with current health & safety law in the construction industry. CHAS is recognised across the whole of our industry so it reduces the amount of time and resources needed to pre-qualify for projects.

Concrete Repairs, 2014.

Scheduled maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance on the 28th & 29th November, the CHAS Website is likely to be subject to interruption during this period, Also the CHAS Eforms system will be unavailable during this period.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

CHAS is pleased to announce the launch of our Electronic application system (Eforms)

We are pleased to announce that our new Eforms system is now live.

Eforms is an electronic application system which allows you to submit a CHAS Assessment with supporting documentation online.

If you have been registered with CHAS before and you’re a returning Supplier you can login with your “Accredited Contractors ID” (Your Accredited Contractors ID would have been supplied upon completion of your last assessment. Please click here if you have forgotten your Login ID).

Alternatively if you are a new Supplier you can apply for an assessment using Eforms and it will allocate you a login ID.

Please click here to apply via eforms

The main benefits of the Eforms system are:

  • New efficient online process
  • Upload documentation electronically
  • Save and retrieve your application at anytime
  • An electronic certificate will be emailed instantaneously upon successful completion of your assessment. (A hard copy will be posted within 10 working days)
  • Instant email alerts throughout your application process from start to completion
  • No more large/multiple emails
  • Save on unnecessary trips to the post office & postage costs
  • Eforms uses a secure (3d secure Visa verified) online card payment system

Click here for more information on 3d secure

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.

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Need help with your CHAS registration?

All of our assessors are friendly, qualified, competent Health & Safety officers who are committed to improving Health & Safety, and pride themselves in guiding companies in the right direction. Find out more or apply now

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.
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About 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.

CHAS is a founder member and past Chair of Safety Schemes in Procurement – Competence Forum or SSIP. Please go to or click here for full details.

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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.

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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.

Request Forms

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Want to check your supply chain ?

Request for access form

If you think you may be eligible please complete the request for access form. A member of the CHAS team will make contact within three working days.


Apply for an assessment

Please click here to apply for an assessment

Useful Information

New Domestic Clients

Are you having work done on your home?

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Upcoming Events

CHAS will be exhibiting/attending the following events. Please do visit our stand and meet some of the team

Please click on each month below to get more events info

November 2015

Nottingham City Council MTB Event
Nottingham Sustainability & Enterprise Centre (NSEC) - 11th

Construction SME Croydon
Croydon Park Hotel - 12th

Local Government Procurement Expo
London Olympia - 18th

HOMES 2015
London Olympia - 18th-19th

Robert Woodhead MTB Event
Bishop Grosseteste University - 24th

Scotland Build
SEC Centre, Glasgow - 25th-26th

December 2015

Architex 2015
St. George's Hall, Liverpool - 1st-2nd

February 2016

Chase 2016
Business Design Centre, London - 16th-17th

March 2016

Toolfair Manchester
Event City, Manchester - 3rd-4th

Excel London - 8th-10th

Health & Safety Birmingham
NEC Birmingham - 22nd - 24th

April 2016

USHA Spring Conference
Belfast Hilton Hotel - 20th - 22nd

Toolfair Exeter
Westpoint, Exeter - 21st - 22nd

North England Build
Manchester Central Exhibition Centre - 27th - 28th

May 2016

Kent 2020 Vision
Detling Centre, Maidstone - 11th

PHEX - The plumbing & heating exhibition
Alexandra Palace, London - 18th - 19th

June 2016

Safety & Health Expo
Excel London - 21st - 23rd

Toolfair Harrogate
Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate - 23rd - 24th

CIH Housing 2016
Manchester Central Exhibition Centre - 28th - 30th

July 2016

LGA Conference
The Bournemouth International Centre - 5th - 7th

September 2016

The Energy Event
NEC Birmingham - 13th -14th

NHF Housing Exhibition
ICC Birmingham - 21st - 23rd

Toolfair Coventry
Ricoh Arena, Coventry - 22nd - 23rd