CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme that aims to improve health and safety standards across the UK. It stands for:
● Health & Safety
CHAS is one of a number of health and safety assessment schemes available; it’s one of the most well known and often listed as a prerequisite for companies to tender for work. This makes it an invaluable accreditation for businesses to have, particularly in the building and construction sectors.
What Are The Benefits To Your Business Of A CHAS Accreditation?
Once your business becomes CHAS accredited you’re able to use the CHAS logo when marketing your business, whether this be on your website, van or business cards.
You can also provide a copy of your CHAS certificate when tendering for business and as a number of companies (particularly public sector bodies) require a certificate as a prerequisite to apply to tender, your business potential opens wide up.
Without a CHAS (or similar) accreditation, your business may have to fill out lengthy pre-qualification questionnaires (PPQs) just to get a foot in the door for the tender.
How Do You Become CHAS Accredited?
To become CHAS accredited, your business needs to complete an online application on the CHAS website, complete with supporting documentation. Your application is then passed to a CHAS assessor who reviews the information, resulting in an approval, failure, or request for more information.
There is an application fee to be paid; therefore, if you don’t pass on the first attempt, the fee has to be paid again.
Sadly, it’s reported that only 20% of contractors pass the CHAS application on their first attempt. For those that work with a specialist CHAS application support provider, the statistic is much higher.
Your CHAS accreditation lasts for 12 months; however, our advisors are here to help you when resubmitting your application. For more information call us on 01237 477 931