CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers. With 570 buyer members and over 50,000 suppliers on its database, CHAS is not only the largest but also the fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme in the UK.
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 buyer's health and safety standards.
Assessing suppliers 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. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.