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.

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 Work Equipment Health & Safety Training Consultaion Arrangement First Aid
Fire and Emergency Arrangements Display Screen Equipment Manual Handling of Loads COSSH Risk Assessment Asbestos
Health Surveillance Accident Reporting Work Equipment PPE Electrical Safetyt Contractor Management
Workplace and Inspections Fire Risk Assessment Monitoring Audit and Review