How To Apply for a CHAS Assessment
Please click here
or the Apply now/renew option in the navigation bar to start your application online.
If you are unable to complete the application online then you will need to contact the CHAS customer services team on 020 8545 3838.
Groups & Designer/Principal Designer
If you are applying as a group or designer/principal designer please contact a member of the CHAS customer service team on 020 8545 3838
for a copy of the appropriate application form as this cannot be completed online.
SSIP - Deem to satisfy
Please click here or the Apply now/renew option in the navigation bar to start your application online now.
The CHAS Assessment
The assessment is carried out as a desktop assessment, there are no visits to your office or site,
so it is important that when you submit your application you include all supporting documents and evidence.
CHAS assessment is a simple process. Our assessors will do all they can to advise you as to what is needed to achieve compliance.
It is not unusual for suppliers to receive an initial failure letter or a request for further information.
You will be told what needs to be improved and have the opportunity to reapply within a mutually
agreed time scale.
A fundamental principle of our scheme is to help any supplier improve their safety management
should they fail.
In exceptional cases, if the policy or arrangements are poor, you may be directed to seek
competent health and safety advice.
When tendering to one of our buyers, you should note you will not be short-listed if your status in
CHAS is ‘failed’, ‘failed to resubmit’ or ‘Withdrawn Non Payment’.
Please visit the CHAS fees & summary page
Areas to be assessed
The table below lists the subject areas that we assess. Not all areas of the assessment will apply to all suppliers
but it will depend on the kind of work the supplier does.
|General Policy Statement
||Organisation for Health & Safety
||Health & Safety Training
|Fire and Emergency Arrangements
||Display Screen Equipment
||Manual Handling of Loads
|Workplace and Inspections
||Fire Risk Assessment
||Monitoring Audit and Review