The CHAS and Safecontractor schemes are an excellent way to demonstrate to your clients that you have an effective Health and Safety management system in place.
CHAS, or the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme as it is known in its proper form, is a significant scheme promoting the benefits of effective Health and Safety within industries and business. The CHAS certification or certificate for accreditation is meant for consultants and contractors who apply for work with private and public sector organisations. The Accreditation Certificate is valid for a period of 12 months from the last date of assessment stating as compliant. Maintaining the certification requires the supplier to be assessed on an annual basis.
Currently over 140 local authorities are client members of CHAS, with more signing up to the scheme each day. This means that if you want to be considered for work for these local authorities, you need to be CHAS registered. A growing number of construction companies insist on CHAS or Safecontractor before they will allow you to tender for contracts.
The application process can be onerous and time consuming, with four out of five small businesses failing their first assessment.
Safety Smart can help you achieve accreditation by:
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