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Van Compliance Scheme (VCS)

Supply Chain Management Services

Van Compliance Scheme

 A new certification standard from CHAS


Driving a van for work purposes is statistically proven to be one of the riskiest things any worker does. Changes to Health & Safety legislation have greatly increased both the likelihood of prosecution and the levels of penalty imposed against organisations and individuals.

That’s why CHAS have worked with the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme to develop our Van Compliance Scheme (VCS). FTA developed the Van Excellence Code with the UK’s best van operators and it represents an industry recognised standard of operation – simply put, it’s what good looks like!

CHAS VCS draws on Van Excellence’s expertise to provide verification that operators have the correct processes in place to run their vans in a safe and legal manner and are meeting their responsibilities to their employees, clients and other road users. It also provides an ideal stepping stone for businesses aspiring to full Van Excellence accreditation.

Van Compliance Scheme is intended to improve operational standards and we verify that your company meets the minimum best practice standards to manage the safe operation of your van fleet.

What Do We Check?

  • The driver
  • The vehicle
  • Safe working practices
  • Record keeping
  • Record retention


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