We were delighted to hear this week that our recent assessment for CHAS status (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) was successful and we have now been accredited. EFJ had to pass a stringent health and safety assessment process to gain the CHAS accreditation.
The CHAS health and safety assessment scheme is a pre-approval scheme to allow contractors to show potential clients that they meet the required health and safety standards. It is the largest and also the fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme in the UK.
CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme for the construction industry, and often acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process. It is a national database of contractors who have been through a health and safety assessment, and have demonstrated compliance and management standards.
The purpose of CHAS is to help both buyers and suppliers in the assessment of health and safety competence. Helping buyers by reducing the lengthy process of assessing contractors health and safety standards individually. Helping suppliers (contractors) by reducing the time consuming process on completing and submitting full details of health and safety processes on each project they compete for.
Murray Dunsire, Managing Director of EFJ, said: “The CHAS accreditation shows our ongoing commitment to continual improvement and will be a powerful tool when competing for new business.”
More details can be found at www.chas.co.uk.