Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the supply chains health and safety standards.

Assessing supplier’s health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time-consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. CHAS approval reduces duplication as all CHAS buyers accept your compliance.

We can help to meet CHAS criteria by ensuring documentation is in place and that it meets regulatory requirements. We can implement and ensure that all of the following requirements are in place: Health and safety policy statements;
Their organisation and arrangements for health and safety are fully in place;
Their specific health and safety arrangements are in place to a standard acceptable to buyers’ requirements.

CHAS Benefits:
Participating in the CHAS scheme helps both suppliers and buyers. Suppliers show compliance with important parts of health and safety law (the core criteria described in the CDM regulations). On achieving compliance a supplier is approved to work for all CHAS buyers.
Inconsistencies are reduced where some suppliers may be judged compliant by one buyer but not another. CHAS gives guidance on any weaknesses in a supplier's safety management, including how they can improve. Being a CHAS supplier or buyer saves both time and resources

CHAS Successes
Lancashire Gas Services
Bailey Construction
TTL Services Ltd

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