About CHAS

ABOUT CHAS

CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.​

In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice which supported the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (now recogonised as CDM 2015) and is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). As one of the founders of third party accreditation we are not only a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, we are an authority. We set industry bench​marks, provide assurance and reassurance, and offer best-in-class service​​s that are easy to use and cost effective.

This health and safety legislation was created to achieve the following aims: 

  • To simplify health and safety contractor assessment by standardising requirements. 
  • To allow companies to avoid undergoing health and safety assess ments for every job.

We have more than 900 public and private sector client organisations and 70,000 contractors registered on the CHAS database. 

OUR CREDENTIALS

CHAS undergoes an annual third-party audit to achieve and maintain the HSE’s Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) standard.
​We also demonstrate quality management to ISO 9001 standard and environmental management to ISO 14001. The health and safety assessment complies with stage 1 health & safety pre-qualification as defined by CDM 2015.​​

We are an authority. We set industry benchmarks, provide assurance and reassurance, and offer best-in-class services that are easy to use and cost effective.
 
We work with over 100 assessors, all of whom are NEBOSH qualified practicing health and safety professionals who also attend CHAS specific training.​​

HOW WE WORK

We are professionals with a sense of the personal. With CHAS, you come first; our people are invested in helping you work safer, more efficiently and enjoy playing a part in your success. Working together, we can improve your business, create business opportunities, drive the industry forward and make your world of work safer.

 

SSIP

CHAS is a founding member of SSIP and played an integral part of its launch in May 2009. Supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), SSIP acts as an umbrella organisation by having cross-recognition between its members. Its main aims are to reduce health and safety assessment costs and duplication in the supply chain.
 
 

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