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.

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 some of these things could get forgotten about, so would cost my company in contracts in the future.

T Brown Joiners.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


This is a legal Agreement, as amended from time to time, between you ("the Contractor") and CHAS 2013 Limited, whose company number is 08466203 and whose registered office address is Civic Centre, London Road, Merton, SM4 5DX ("CHAS").

(The Parties)





    a) CHAS has established an assessment scheme subscription service “the Services”.

    b) Following receipt of the relevant fee, an application and supporting documentation CHAS carries        out an assessment and based on such assessment determines whether or not an applicant should        become an Accredited Contractor.

    c) Clients obtain information from CHAS on Accredited Contractors

    d) The Contractor wishes to be listed with CHAS as an Accredited Contractor

    e) The Contractor has agreed to be assessed by CHAS with a view to being listed as an Accredited        Contractor subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.



1.1  The definitions and rules of interpretation in this clause apply in this Agreement.

       Accredited Contractor: means a contractor who has been subject to a CHAS Assessment and        whom CHAS has determined has achieved the required standard of competence and is therefore        suitable for accreditation within the CHAS scheme

       Application Fee: means the non-refundable fee payable by the Contractor upon application for a        CHAS Assessment in accordance with the fee schedule listed on the CHAS website        (

       Clients: means organisations and/or companies that subscribe to use the Services to obtain        information on Accredited Contractors.

       CHAS Assessment: means an assessment by CHAS of the Contractor’s standards and their level        of competence and a determination of whether or not the contractor should be accredited within        CHAS’s scheme.

       Fail Policy: means CHAS’s policy in relation to why you may fail your CHAS Assessment.

       Subscription Fee: means the non-refundable subscription fee payable by the Contractor to CHAS        on the first anniversary of the date of this Agreement and thereafter payable on a twelve (12)        calendar month basis for being listed as an Accredited Contractor in accordance with the fee        schedule listed on the CHAS website (

1.2  References to clauses are references to clauses of this Agreement unless otherwise stated.

1.3  “You”, “Yours” refers to you the Contractor.

1.4  “we”, “us”, “our” refers to CHAS.

1.5  Clause, schedule and paragraph headings shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

1.6  Unless the context otherwise requires, words in the singular shall include the plural and in the plural        shall include the singular

1.7  Unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to one gender shall include a reference to the        other genders.


2.1  On payment of the Application Fee by the Contractor and subject to the Contractor successfully        completing and passing the CHAS Assessment, CHAS shall permit the Contractor to be listed as an        Accredited Contractor.

2.2  Subject to payment of the Subscription Fee and the Contractor continuing to meet the required        standard for accreditation, CHAS shall permit the Contractor to continue to be listed as an        Accredited Contractor.

2.3  The Contractor shall permit CHAS to share information and data in relation to the Contractor with        Clients for the purpose of performance of the Services.

2.4  CHAS reserves the right to reject the Contractor’s application to become an Accredited        Contractor in the event that the Contractor does not meet the required standard following a CHAS        Assessment.

2.5  CHAS further reserves the right to remove the Contractor from the CHAS list of Accredited        Contractors in the event that the Contractor, at any time, ceases to meet the required standard for        accreditation.


3.1  In consideration of the CHAS Assessment the Contractor shall pay the Application Fee to CHAS.

3.2  In consideration of the Services the Contractor shall pay the Subscription Fee to CHAS.

3.3  For the avoidance of doubt in the event that CHAS determines that the Contractor shall be listed as        an Accredited Contractor no Subscription Fee shall be payable for the first calendar year of        accreditation.

3.4  Payment of the Application Fee will be due on application for assessment.

3.5  Payment of the Subscription Fee will be due on the 12 month anniversary of the date of this        Agreement, subject to termination of this Agreement pursuant to clause 11.

3.6  For the avoidance of doubt in the event that the Contractor fails the CHAS Assessment the        Contractor shall not be entitled to a refund of the Application Fee.


4.1  This Agreement shall commence on the date of this Agreement and shall expire 12 months        thereafter, unless terminated in accordance with clause 11 or renewed in accordance with clause        4.2

4.2  Subject to termination in accordance with clause 11 this Agreement shall be automatically renewed        for a 12 month period on receipt of the Contractor’s Subscription Fee on each 12 month        anniversary of the date of this Agreement.


5.1  CHAS

       5.1.1  undertakes that the Services will be performed with reasonable skill and care.

       5.1.2  warrants that it has and will maintain all licences, consents and permissions necessary for                 the performance of its obligations under this Agreement.


6.1  The Contractor warrants that any and all information which it provides to CHAS is true, accurate and        not misleading.

6.2  The Contractor shall:

       6.2.1  fully co-operate and provide necessary access to information required by CHAS in order to                 provide the Services; and

       6.2.2  comply with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to its activities under this                 Agreement; and

       6.2.3  comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations and codes relating to anti-bribery and                 anti-corruption including but not limited to the Bribery Act 2010.


7.1  The Contractor and its personnel shall comply with any notification requirements under the Data        Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and both Parties shall duly observe all their obligations under the DPA,        which arise in connection with this Agreement.

7.2  The Parties shall comply with any relevant European regulations on personal data in force from time        to time.


8.1  The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement does not grant the Contractor any        rights to, or in, any patents, copyright, database right, trade secrets, trade names (whether        registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licences in respect of the Services.


9.1  The Contractor shall indemnify and keep CHAS indemnified against all actions, proceedings, costs,        claims, demands, liabilities, losses and expenses whatsoever whether arising in tort (including        negligence) default or breach of this Agreement, to the extent that any such loss or claim is due to        breach of contract, negligence, wilful default or fraud of itself or of its employees or of any of its        agents, representatives or sub-contractors save to the extent that the same is directly caused by or        directly arises from the negligence, breach of this Agreement or applicable law by CHAS or its        representatives (excluding any Contractor's personnel).


10.1  Neither party shall be liable to the other party (as far as permitted by law) for indirect special or         consequential loss or damage in connection with this Agreement whatsoever and howsoever         arising whether in contract, tort, (including negligence) breach of statutory duty or otherwise, nor         for any loss of (or damage to) profit, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, goodwill or business         opportunities whether direct or indirect.

10.2  Each party shall at all times take all reasonable steps to minimise and mitigate any loss or damage         for which the other party is entitled to bring a claim against it pursuant to this Agreement.

10.3  Subject to clause 10.4, the maximum aggregate liability of CHAS to the Contractor for all claims         arising in any twelve (12) month calendar month period (other than a failure to pay any of the         charges that are properly due and payable and for which CHAS shall remain fully liable) shall not         in any circumstances exceed the Subscription Fee or the Annual Subscription Fee.

10.4  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement neither party limits or excludes its liability         for:

       10.4.1  fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

       10.4.2  death or personal injury caused by its negligence;

       10.4.3  breach of any obligation as to title implied by statute; or

       10.4.4  any other act or omission, liability for which may not be limited under any applicable law.


11.1  CHAS may terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice to you:

       11.1.1  if you commit a material or persistent breach of this Agreement which you fail to remedy (if                   remediable) within fourteen (14) days after the service of written notice requiring you to do                   so;

       11.1.2  if you fail to make payment of either the Subscription Fee or the Annual Subscription Fees                   within thirty (30) days of receipt of the invoice; or

       11.1.3  if you breach clause 6.2.3; or

       11.1.4  if you fail to pass the CHAS Assessment in accordance with the Fail Policy.

11.2  Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, CHAS may terminate this Agreement on         giving not less than seven (7) working days’ written notice.

11.3  The Contractor may terminate this Agreement upon providing fourteen (14) working days’ prior         notice in writing to CHAS and with CHAS’s prior written consent.

11.4  On termination for any reason:

       11.4.1  all rights granted to you under this Agreement shall cease; and

       11.4.2  you must immediately cease all activities authorised by this Agreement, including your use                   of the Services; and

       11.4.3  the Subscription Fee or the Annual Subscription Fee will not be refunded.


12.1  CHAS may transfer their rights and obligations under this Agreement to another organisation. A          transfer in accordance with this provision will not affect the Contractor’s rights or obligations under          this Agreement.

12.2  The Contractor may not transfer their rights or obligations under this Agreement to another          person.

12.3  If CHAS fails to require the Contractor to perform any of their obligations under this Agreement, or          to enforce their rights against the Contractor, or there is a delay in doing so, that will not mean          that CHAS has waived their rights against the Contractor and will not mean that the Contractor          does not have to comply with their obligations. If CHAS does waive a default by the Contractor,          they will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that CHAS will automatically waive any later          default by you.

12.4  This Agreement, and any documents referred to in it, constitute the whole agreement between the          Parties and supersede any previous agreement, understanding or agreement between them          relating to the subject matter they cover.

12.5  Nothing in this Agreement is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint          venture between any of the parties, constitute any party the agent of another party, or authorise          any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of any other party.

12.6  Each of the Parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into this Agreement it does not rely          on any undertaking, promise, assurance, statement, representation, warranty or understanding          (whether in writing or not) of any person (whether party to this Agreement or not) relating to the          subject matter of the Agreement, other than as expressly set out in this Agreement.

12.7  Each of the conditions of this Agreement operates separately. If any court or competent authority          decides that any of them is/are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining conditions will remain in          full force and effect.

12.8  This Agreement does not confer any rights on any person or party (other than the parties to this          Agreement and, where applicable, their successors and permitted assigns) pursuant to the          Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

12.9  This Agreement, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we          both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.