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SSIP ACCREDITATION 

CHAS


What is CHAS?


The CHAS health and safety assessment scheme is a pre-approval scheme that allows contractors to show potential clients that they meet the required health and safety standards.

CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.​

In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice which supported the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (now recogonised as CDM 2015) and is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). As one of the founders of third party accreditation CHAS are not only a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, we are an authority. CHAS set industry bench​marks, provide assurance and reassurance, and offer best-in-class service​​s that are easy to use and cost effective.

This health and safety legislation was created to achieve the following aims: 

• To simplify health and safety contractor assessment by standardising requirements. 

• To allow companies to avoid undergoing health and safety assessments for every job.

CHAS now has more than 1000 public and private sector client organisations and 35,000 contractors registered on its database. 


How do I become CHAS Approved?


We will take care of it for you.


We start by doing a GAP analysis. This looks at what you have in place already and what you need to have a successful application.


We than carry out the application process for and if required, we can produce any now documentation required to fulfill your CHAS application. Approval is guaranteed – provided you adhere to our advice and guidance.

SAFECONTRACTOR 

Safecontractor was initially developed as a bespoke project for a Property Management client who wished to outsource the annual vetting of contractors on its approved list. The interest shown by other similar clients identified the potential for a standardised system that could be offered to the whole of the company’s client base.

In 1999 SupplyLine was born. After further development, the product was expanded to provide web-based access to its clients and was re-branded as Safecontractor in 2003.

How do I become Safecontractor Approved?

We will take care of it for you.


We start by doing a GAP analysis. This looks at what you have in place already and what you need to have a successful application.


We than carry out the application process for and if required, we can produce any now documentation required to fulfil your Safecontractor application. 





SMAS

What is SMAS


Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’. A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and as part of this, your SMAS H&S certificate will be recognised by the other SSIP members who offer mutual recognition.


How do I get accredited?


SMAS Standards Pay particular attention to a number of areas. These include:

Health and safety policy

Risk assessments

Method statements

Accident reporting

Insurances

Training records

Management systems.


We will take care of it for you.


We start by doing a GAP analysis. This looks at what you have in place already and what you need to have a successful application.


We than carry out the application process for and if required, we can produce any now documentation required to fulfil your SMAS application





Constructionline and Acclaim

 

What is Acclaim?


Acclaim Accreditation is the SSIP member scheme provided by Capita Supplier assessment services. Acclaim uses the expertise and knowledge of Capita Property and infrastructure, leaders in health and safety consultancy, to appraise each application. Acclaim Accreditation enables you to demonstrate your compliance with health and safety legislation.


How do I become Acclaim accredited?


The Acclaim Accreditation health and safety questionnaire has six question sets. These were developed in line with the defined duties in the Approved Code of Practice to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM).

We will take care of it for you.


We start by doing a GAP analysis. This looks at what you have in place already and what you need to have a successful application.


We than carry out the application process for and if required, we can produce any now documentation required to fulfil your application


Looking to get accredited?


To get started, or for more information, please use the ‘contact us’ button or call us on 0330 133 0529 or email us at info@safetyfirstcornwall.co.uk.