What is CHAS Accreditation, and do I need it?
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 recognised as CDM 2015).
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.
To do this, CHAS assess the health and safety competence of suppliers by taking a look at their specific health and safety management arrangements to a level that is acceptable for CHAS buyers. This gives buyers the ability to make informed decisions when choosing a supplier, while also giving the supplier the ability to stand out from the thousands of other consultants and contractors they will be competing against.
Benefits of CHAS for suppliers
- CHAS saves time and resources. You won’t have to spend hours filling in forms for Health and Safety purposes for different customers.
- The process will locate any weaknesses in your safety management so you can improve them.
- Inconsistencies are reduced. Without CHAS, you may be deemed compliant by one buyer but not with another. Don’t leave it to chance.
- You will be approved to work for all CHAS buyers.
- You’ll prove that you are compliant with vital parts of health and safety law, demonstrating your commitment to health and safety to your customers and trade partners.
- You can win new business, especially from large corporate clients.
Easy and affordable accreditation – 100% guaranteed
Our step by step approach to accreditation reduces the time and paperwork required to complete the process. Preparing for accreditation is easy and affordable with Synergos which is why we 100% guarantee our service.
Applicants that fail to supply all supporting documentation can encounter delays along the way, or in some cases receipt of an initial failure letter. Partnering with experts at Synergos can reduce the roadblocks to becoming certified as we have experience with the process.
Where applicable we analyse fire risk assessment, monitoring, auditing & reviewing, workplace & inspections, contractor management, electrical safety, PPE, work equipment, accident reporting, health surveillance, asbestos management, risk assessment, COSHH, manual handling of loads, display screen equipment, fire and emergency procedures, first aid, consultation arrangements, health & safety training, organisation for health & safety, and general policy statement.
We will ensure that you achieve the health and safety levels required, so that you can become a CHAS certified supplier.
Achieve CHAS accreditation with Synergos
There are many benefits to achieving CHAS accreditation. Working with Synergos can help you navigate the complexities of applying for accreditation by following the process accurately, enabling your business to become CHAS certified swiftly and easily, so that you can focus on achieving your commercial goals.