CHAS is a leading authority on supply chain management and health and safety compliance across a wide range of industry sectors. We currently assist over 1,000 clients and 35,000 contractors in ensuring compliance with national health and safety and ethical operational standards.
Whether you operate in healthcare, social care, retail, manufacturing, construction, education, facility management, public services, hospitality or the NHS, if you undertake project-based work or procure contractors to complete project-based work for you, CHAS can streamline the accreditation and supply chain management process for you.
CHAS works directly with specific sectors to provide specialist industry accreditation programmes, including our Van Compliance Scheme (VCS) for professional van drivers and our national Social Care Services (SCS) scheme.
Not sure whether we provide services in your sector? Give our friendly operatives a call and we’ll be delighted to talk you through our FREE client services, exclusive contractor benefits and the CHAS Common Assessment Standard.
Services for the Construction Industry
With health and safety legislation continually changing and the penalties for non-compliance greater than ever, construction contractors are turning to trusted advisors like CHAS to provide them with a simple, streamlined accreditation process.
CHAS is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) and an authority on health and safety accreditation in the construction industry. We set industry benchmarks for contractors, and, with our Common Assessment Standard, provide assurance and reassurance to clients and offer contractors a cost-effective way to easily manage their compliance status and complete standardised pre-qualification questionnaires online.
Services for the Social Care Industry
CHAS offers a national Social Care Services (SCS) accreditation programme that is standardised for all continuing care, mental care and infant, elderly and community care service providers.
This allows clients to quickly and easily ascertain compliance, makes the accreditation process simpler for care providers and allows supply chain management processes to be streamlined effectively.
The Social Care Services accreditation programme is applied using the same principals that have underpinned CHAS health and safety certification for the past 20 years. By providing the scheme, CHAS aims to improve the quality and consistency of service provision within social care.
To request a CHAS SCS assessment for your social care organisation and benefit from exclusive member benefits, join CHAS today.
The CHAS Common Assessment Standard
Working in collaboration with Build UK, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and other accreditation bodies, CHAS has introduced a new Common Assessment Standard that streamlines the accreditation process and makes it easier for clients to determine compliance across their entire supply chain.
Contractors simply provide one set of information annually to gain re-accreditation, answering standardised questions based on existing good practice and areas covered under PAS91.
Clients can require that contractors gain accreditation under one of four packages based on project requirements. The Premier package covers all 12 modules available, comprising Health and Safety, Identity, Financial and Business Standing, Corporate and Professional Standing, Environmental, Quality Management, Equal Opportunities and Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Information Security and GDPR, Building Information Modelling, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and Modern Slavery.
Van Compliance Scheme (VCS)
Driving a van for work purposes is statistically proven to be one of the riskiest activities of any worker. CHAS has teamed up with the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme to develop a comprehensive Van Compliance Scheme (VCS) that safeguards organisations against prosecution or penalty under health and safety legislation.
The VCS accreditation scheme 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.
Our standardised accreditation questionnaire covers a wide range of areas, including the driver, the vehicle, safe working practices, record keeping and record retention. Through this thorough approach to vetting, we ensure that drivers 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.
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CHAS Membership Benefits for Clients
- Save money and time with our FREE service and find CHAS-approved contractors to deliver your projects
- Check the health and safety status of your supply chain
- Demonstrate responsibility and safeguard your reputation
- Set up alerts and monitor your supply chain’s certification status
- Discover the UK’s best and most trusted, fully accredited contractors
- Dedicated account management team
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