The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) is one of the most recognised Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) in the UK.
Our advanced certification not only gives assurance of our commitment to health and safety, it also includes the PAS91 pre-qualification questionnaire, so when contracting our services you can be confident in our compliance across several core areas of risk management.
The purpose of CHAS is to help both buyers and contractors with the assessment of standard health and safety - and in the case of the advanced certificate - risk management competence.
For us as a contractor, it removes the need to complete multiple forms and questionnaires for each project we work on or tender for. For you as a buyer, it reduces the lengthy procurement process of assessing each contractor’s health and safety and risk management standards individually.
Essentially, it lets you know at a glance that our working practices are up to scratch, that we rank health and safety as a top priority, and that we demonstrate full compliance with specific regulations.
The main areas assessed under PAS91 are:
To qualify for the CHAS advanced certification, we were required to complete a series of assessments to demonstrate our compliance with different supply chain standards. This meant providing documentation such as our health and safety policies, evidence of risk assessments and method statements, insurance documents and proof of training and certifications.
Assessments are carried out by an independent body, and we will be reassessed every 12 months to ensure we maintain existing standards and procedures.
CHAS is just one of several governing bodies to recognise Loughborough Air Conditioning as an approved business. We’re also SafeContractor approved, and members of both the voluntary REFCOM Elite Scheme and the BESCA Competent Person Scheme.
Together, we hope these accreditations give you confidence in partnering with us, knowing that our focus is to meet the highest level of professionalism and exceed industry standards.