Health & Safety Assessment

Demonstrate your compliance with health and safety regulations by gaining CHAS accreditation.

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Sign up for CHAS Standard and join the 32,500+ businesses that choose CHAS for their health and safety risk assessments. Demonstrate your compliance with health and safety regulations by gaining health and safety accreditation through CHAS Standard.

CHAS Standard: Health And Safety Assessments Made Fast And Simple

CHAS Standard is our entry-level membership package that includes our award-winning health and safety assessment, self-certified insurance module and SSIP accreditation. 

As a leading provider of risk mitigation services in the UK, CHAS is committed to simplifying the process of demonstrating health and safety compliance. Our health and safety assessments review your health and safety policy and all associated health and safety procedures, processes, arrangements and records.

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Gain Health And Safety Accreditation Through CHAS Standard

Become a CHAS Standard member to complete our industry-leading health and safety assessments and become health and safety assessed through a recognised SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) member scheme.

CHAS Standard Membership Inclusions

Your CHAS Standard membership comes with the following inclusions, helping you to prequalify for more work opportunities and grow your business.

Health And Safety Assessment

Highlight your compliance with health and safety legislation and best practice through the VeriforceOne Client Portal — our online client-facing dashboard where potential clients can look for suitably qualified contractors.

Self-Certified Insurance Module

CHAS Standard includes an insurance module that allows you to demonstrate your compliance with contractual provisions for insurance cover. You can upload evidence of the type of insurance that you have via for example, insurance schedule or brokers letter that includes your policy number, limit, excess and expiry date.

SSIP Accreditation

CHAS Standard membership includes SSIP accreditation. As a co-founder of the SSIP scheme, CHAS can help you join other SSIP scheme members through your CHAS accreditation so you can access even more work opportunities.

Meets SSIP Requirements

From

£349*

This plan includes:

Health and Safety Assessment
Self-certified Insurance Module
SSIP Accreditation
VeriforceOne Access
Exclusive CHAS Membership Benefits

Meets SSIP Requirements

From

£349*

This plan includes:

  1. Health and Safety Assessment
  2. Self-certified Financial Module
  3. SSIP Accreditation
  4. My CHAS Access
  5. Exclusive CHAS Membership Benefits

Meets SSIP Requirements

From

£349*

This plan includes:

  1. Health and Safety Assessment
  2. Self-certified Financial Module
  3. SSIP Accreditation
  4. My CHAS Access
  5. Exclusive CHAS Membership Benefits

CHAS Health And Safety Assessment Options

CHAS Standard members have three options to achieve health and safety accreditation.

Full Desktop Assessment

As our standard health and safety assessment option, a full desktop assessment allows you to provide all relevant health and safety information about your business online.

We’ll ask you to complete a set of questions about your health and safety policies and procedures and evidence your answers with relevant documents.

CHAS Assured On-Site Audit

This type of assessment ensures the policies and procedures assessed during the desk top assessment are fully embedded into the company’s management system, by sampling live documents during an onsite audit (Assured can be completed On-site or Remotely).

This option is ideal for organisations with many employees and highly complex supply chains.

Deem To Satisfy Application

As a registered SSIP member, CHAS can help contractors that have achieved accreditation through other SSIP member schemes to apply for CHAS accreditation through the Deem to Satisfy scheme. This step removes the need to undergo another health and safety assessment.

SSIP Accreditation

SSIP

SSIP enables you to:

  • Demonstrate your health and safety compliance
  • Secure more work opportunities
  • Save time and money on your risk assessment process

SSIP is the fundamental compliance criteria for contractor health and safety accreditation and is recognised by buyers across the entire construction industry.

SSIP approved schemes such as CHAS are approved and recognised by the Health and Safety Executive. This means that buyers mandating SSIP can be confident that contractors meet the HSE core criteria.

CHAS is a founding member of the SSIP community, having been a part of its inception in May 2009. Our award-winning team of experts has completed over 450,000 assessments for UK contractors and will guide you through the process to become SSIP accredited.

Reach out to our team to find out more.

How Do Our Health And Safety Assessments Work?

Whether you choose a desktop assessment or an on-site audit, all CHAS health and safety assessments are carried out by one of our NEBOSH-qualified health and safety assessors. Here’s how the process works.

Processing And Approval

Assessments are usually approved within 10 days — fast-tracked applications within 48 hours* of submitting your application.

Your business name, details and accreditation information will then be displayed on the VeriforceOne Client Portal — our client-facing online portal that connects contractors with 2,500+ CHAS clients across the UK.

*For fast-tracked applications, terms and conditions apply.

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Review And Evidencing Of Health And Safety Practices

CHAS Standard members can submit their health and safety information through VeriforceOne — our exclusive dashboard for all CHAS members.

Our assessors will independently review your health and safety policies, training, insurance details, maintenance records, construction phase plans, and your Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) procedures to evidence your compliance with health and safety policies. Your risk assessments and method statements will also play an important role in your assessment.

Our assessors also consider the size and scope of your business when reviewing your information.

Benefits of Health And Safety Accreditation Through CHAS Standard

Completing a health and safety risk assessment with CHAS will help you implement effective risk management strategies, comply with relevant legislation and land more work opportunities.

VeriforceOne – Your portal to all things CHAS

VeriforceOne is our dedicated portal for contractors, designed to help you manage your account and view your compliance status in real-time. Use VeriforceOne to renew and upgrade your membership, access your exclusive member benefits and raise your risk management standards. These are just some of the actions you can take through the VeriforceOne Portal:

Monitor, assess and renew your membership

Access and upload documentation and assessments for your CHAS accreditations

Complete assessments and access feedback from your CHAS compliance assessor

Update your accreditation progress and download certificates

Take advantage of additional money-saving CHAS benefits, including exclusive discounts, free legal advice, access to hundreds of free resources, discounted business insurance, fuel cards, a TradePoint card and training courses.

Sign up to Fast Track for a quick and easy way to gain your accreditation in just 2 days, with award winning support from a dedicated point of contact and assessor

2 day assessment turnaround

Award winning customer support

Dedicated 1-2-1 health and safety expert assistance

Additional support documents and templates

Your Support Package

If you require a fast-tracked application in as little as 2 working days or want additional support and guidance, CHAS Assist is the perfect option for you.

Upon purchasing CHAS Assist, you will receive a dedicated Health & Safety expert to support and guide your through the health and safety assessment process. Your assigned expert will be in contact over the phone within one working day to arrange a suitable time for assistance to be provided. If you are not available, they will leave a message and follow up with an email containing their contact details.

Your assigned expert can aid you with additional modules in the format of high-value templates, documents and advice which can be provided over the phone and/or email. Your initial assessment will be completed within two working days after submission.

Gain Accreditation Through NEBOSH-Qualified Assessors

As a leading health and safety risk assessment provider in the UK, CHAS undergoes an annual third-party audit to confirm our compliance with the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) standards and maintain our status as a leading provider of contractor accreditation services.

Our health and safety assessments comply with the stage 1 health and safety prequalification, defined by CDM 2015. Our team of assessors and health and safety professionals are all NEBOSH-qualified at the minimum and routinely undergo additional CHAS-specific training.

At CHAS, we’ve ensured that your business and your health and safety needs are in good hands.

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Thousands Of Contractors Choose CHAS Standard For Their Health And Safety Assessments

Become a CHAS Standard member to access our award-winning health and safety assessments and achieve SSIP accreditation. Use your membership to gain preferred status with clients and begin your journey towards winning more business.

The Importance of The Common Assessment Standard

Contractors looking to win work or keep existing contracts in the public sector should now have Common Assessment Standard (CHAS Elite) accreditation.

New Procurement Policy Note (PPN 03/24)

Contracting authorities in the public sector should now assess their supply chains using the Common Assessment Standard (CHAS Elite), following the release of PPN 03/24 which updates the existing statutory guidance.

Veriforce CHAS members wishing to work for public sector bodies or bid for new public sector contracts should hold Common Assessment Standard accreditation, which is achieved by completing the CHAS Elite assessment, to save time and money.

Public sector contracting authorities must implement the changes in PPN 03/23 by the end of June 2024.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A health and safety risk assessment is a process that seeks to identify health and safety (H&S) hazards in your workplace that could potentially harm employees or members of the public.

There are two reasons companies need regular health and safety risk assessments.

  1. Health and safety risk assessments are essential tools that protect the health and safety of workers, visitors and the community.
  2. You have a legal duty to identify and assess the H&S risks that could harm your workers and people visiting your facilities and work sites.

CHAS Standard is our entry-level accreditation package designed to help contractors complete a health and safety assessment and achieve SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) accreditation. As a co-founder of the SSIP scheme, CHAS offers the convenience of helping you join other SSIP scheme members through your CHAS accreditation.

The law requires all employers to conduct a health and safety risk assessment on all work performed by employees. Companies with five or more employees are legally obligated to record the findings of their risk assessments in a health and safety policy.

Yes. All employers have a legal duty to assess the health and safety (H&S) risks in their place of work. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires employers to:

  • Identify hazards that could cause injury or illness in the workplace
  • Determine the likelihood of these hazards causing harm to workers and visitors
  • Take action to eliminate or control these risks

Conducting a health and safety risk assessment is just one aspect of fulfilling these requirements.

A health and safety risk assessment can be a powerful tool for helping you determine the type and scope of workplace health and safety (H&S) training your workforce needs. Workplace health and safety training can help fill in the gaps identified in your risk assessments, ensuring that your people know how to be safe at work.

Workplace health and safety training can cover:

  • Manual handling (i.e. carrying, lifting, pushing and pulling) of objects
  • Working at height
  • Working in noisy environments
  • Managing equipment vibration to reduce injury
  • Managing skin hazards (e.g. chemicals, hot hazards)
  • Managing biological hazards
  • Fire safety
  • Asbestos safety
  • Protection against dust, paints, and coatings

Whether you’re a client or a contractor, CHAS can help you meet your health and safety (H&S) requirements in your workplace or supply chain with our award-winning health and safety assessments.

If you’re a CHAS client, you can use our FREE online VeriforceOne Client Portal to source contractors and suppliers who have demonstrated compliance with health and safety regulations.

Meanwhile, contractors can demonstrate their health and safety compliance by becoming CHAS Standard members.

Organisations can demonstrate their health and safety (H&S) competence by gaining health and safety accreditation from a third party like CHAS. This option allows you to meet prequalification standards when supplying goods and services to a main contractor or project.

At CHAS, we can deliver health and safety accreditations through a full desktop assessment, a CHAS assured on-site audit and a Deem to Satisfy application under the SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) member scheme.

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Join our latest webinar regarding The Common Assessment Standard: How it could benefit your business. Presented by Alex Minett, Head of Product CHAS. 11am, 30th November 2021
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Join our latest webinar regarding The Common Assessment Standard: How it could benefit your business. Presented by Alex Minett, Head of Product CHAS. 11am, 30th November 2021