CHAS is a Contractors Health and Safety Scheme developed by local authority health and safety and procurement professionals with the support of the HSE.
The scheme is available for use by any public and private sector organisations when short listing contractors, suppliers and consultants (companies) who apply to work for them. The CHAS assessment is a rigorous process and accreditation demonstrates that the company has met all the requirements regarding The 1974 Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act, designer competence and compliance to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 Code of Practice.
The areas that are covered in a CHAS assessment are shown below.
|General Policy Statement||Organisation for Health and Safety||Health and Safety Training|
|Work Equipment||Health and Safety Training||Consultation Arrangements|
|First Aid||Fire & Emergency Procedures||Manual Handling|
|Health Surveillance||Accident Reporting||Work Equipment|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Electrical Safety||Contractor Management|
|Workplace and Inspections||Fire Risk Assessment||Monitoring, Audit and|