What is CHAS?

CHAS - Health and safety accreditationThe 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.

The main purpose of CHAS is to avoid repeated applications by suppliers and contractors to become approved as local authority suppliers and to improve health and safety in small to medium-sized businesses. Whilst the CHAS assessment scheme is a local authority and government-backed scheme, it can be used by any organisation looking to shortlist suppliers and contractors and can save time and money for all parties.

How do I become CHAS approved?

Compliance Health and Safety can provide you with the expert knowledge and documentation to complete your CHAS application.

The majority of ‘consultants’ provide just desktop support. CHAS are clearly irritated by these ‘consultants’ which generally end in applications being rejected.

Compliance Health and Safety will review your current documents and attend sites to make sure the documents are relevant to the work to be undertaken. Compliance Health and Safety will ensure you achieve your accreditation by doing the work for you. We have a 100% success rate with all companies that work with us.

Our high success rate does not mean you have to pay high prices for any accreditations.

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What is 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.

Steady growth and the adoption of the system by some major brand names such as Kellogg, Debenhams Retail Plc, Home Retail Group and General Motors UK, saw the entry into new client markets and further growth in contractor members.

How do I become Safecontractor Approved?

Request your free digital information pack from the Safecontractor website.

Check the documentation you can provide and contact Compliance Health and Safety for further assistance.

What is Constructionline?

Constructionline logo - Health and safety accreditationThe UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiency, time and cost saving and best practice, Constructionline is proven to deliver for public and private sector organisations alike. For suppliers to the construction industry, Constructionline means that you no longer need to repeatedly fill in standard pre-qualification forms for every construction tender. What’s more, with 8,000 buyers already using the Constructionline database to source contractors and consultants, Constructionline is a great tool to market your organisation

By providing an up-to-date register of pre-qualified suppliers for construction contracts, Constructionline is a commonsense solution that 8,000 buyers from over 2,000 organisations are already making the most of. They pre-qualify all of their suppliers to government standards and maintain relationships with a range of industry.

How Do I become Constructionline Approved?

Visit the Constructionline website to sign-up and then call or email us if you require additional support or advice.

What is Acclaim?

A health and safety accreditation service exclusive to Constructionline members

Acclaim logo - Health and safety accreditationConstructionline have teamed up with Capita Symonds to offer an optional health and safety assessment as part of the Constructionline application process so you can get pre-qualified and health & safety assessed all in one place.

How Do I Become Acclaim Approved?

The Constructionline Health and Safety Appendix has been replaced with the Acclaim Accreditation Questionnaire. This questionnaire is designed so that the answers to each question can be assessed by a team of trained and experienced assessors for members who want a ‘third party’ health and safety accreditation.

Members that choose not to have the health and safety assessment will still be required to complete the questionnaire so buyers are able to view responses and supporting documentation or upload a valid SSIP certificate.

Compliance Health and Safety can assist you in gaining all of your Health and Safety accreditations!


SMAS logo - Health and safety accreditationAs SMAS Ltd is a Registered Member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum, your SMAS Worksafe certificate should be recognised by many other SSIP member schemes – meaning that you should not have to complete further full Health & Safety assessment questionnaires for SSIP member schemes (who offer mutual recognition), whilst your certificate remains valid. Further details are available at the SSIP website.

Many Clients will now only use contractors and consultants selected from an approved database who have demonstrated the appropriate level of competence in their H&S management systems. Clients can be assured that contractors and consultants who have been assessed and accredited by an SSIP member scheme have achieved the initial threshold of competence to provide specific services. Compliance Health and Safety will assist you in completing SMAS and deal with them directly on your behalf.

How do I become approved?

The key documents you will need are:

  • H&S Policy
  • Sample Method Statements and Risk Assessments
  • Information on H&S Training (certificates/records etc)
  • Information on your current insurances
  • Sub-contractor assessment processes
  • Accident records
  • Any additional information for some industries


SSIP logo - Health and safety accreditationIn April 2007, an initial meeting was held at the Health & Safety Executive’s Headquarters, which included representatives from the Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), Constructionline, Exor and the National House-Building Council (NHBC) to discuss the potential for the SSIP Forum.

Following further regular meetings over the next two years, SSIP Forum founder members agreed and signed up to an ethos that it should act as an umbrella organisation to facilitate mutual recognition between health and safety pre-qualification schemes wherever it is practicable to do so.

Importantly, the SSIP Forum will work to actively advise and influence clients (buyers) on acceptable interpretation and appropriateness of health and safety competence standards in the UK.

Both public and private sector clients (buyers) who run their own approved or preferred list of contractors require contractors and consultants wishing to be placed on those lists to have their health and safety competence assessed at the pre-qualification stage This places a time-consuming and costly burden on all parties involved which is further exacerbated by the number of times a business is required to go through repeated pre-qualification.

All of the above along with Compliance Health and Safety acting as Competent Person will allow you to become accredited. We will do it all for you!

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We have been partnering with Compliance Health & Safety Limited since March 2014 for all of our health and safety requirements.

They have had an immediate impact on enhancing our business, taking time to thoroughly understand our requirements and working with us to ensuring that bespoke compliant systems are in place and also providing effective ongoing reviews. The staff are very knowledgeable and always very responsive to any questions or issues we may have.

Each school or business is different and we feel that Compliance Health & Safety Limited have treated us as individuals.

Their wide range of services and training are at a very competitive price and we feel that we are receiving extremely good value for money.

Compliance Health and Safety Limited is a very trusted partner to Greenbank High School and we would not hesitate to recommend them.

Peter Miles, Director of Finance & Business Operations
Greenbank High School

Compliance Health & Safety have helped us to establish a robust health and safety system enabling us to adhere to health and safety legislation and best practises, along with helping us with our staff training. They are always on hand to give us any advice or support when needed. Their assistance ensures we have all relevant safety documentation, to ensure we are compliant with relevant laws and legislations. They have also assisted us in achieving CHAS accreditation, which has helped to strengthen our systems for ISO approval.

We continually use Compliance Health & Safety for regular reviews and support and would recommend them as a trustworthy firm which deliver on the promise of their name. They deal with any query quickly and efficiently and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking health and safety expertise to improve their business. I am more than happy to provide a reference as they have proved to be very capable and professional and consider them to be an asset to our business.

Kirsty Felton
Phoenix Commercial Collections

Outsourcing my Health and Safety was an easy decision after meeting the team from Compliance Health and Safety. It is such a specialist area with legislation changing all the time that it needs a specialist to know where to start and keep on top of things. I met with a few Health and Safety consultants, but can honestly say that the consultant from Compliance was the right choice. I have no more concerns in this area as they have taken the headache away from me. Compliance Health and Safety have given me the peace of mind I needed and have become part of our team here at R.J. Edwards. They come in and do all the work for you, risk assessments, training, accident reports, helping us with gaining our CHAS accreditation and so on. The consultants at Compliance Health and Safety aren’t just an advisor, they are a true resource to my company.

Simon Holmes
RJ Edwards Engineering Ltd

The service and knowledge provided by Compliance Health and Safety Ltd has been very impressive. They have proved to be highly beneficial to the school, always offering a professional attitude to health and safety and we look forward to working with them for many years to come. Highly recommend!

Debbie Pringle, Head Teacher
Trinity St Peter’s

We have found Compliance Health and Safety to be an invaluable service. Their professionalism and expertise ensures we are not only compliant with health and safety requirements, but we also have an expert on hand to provide support and guidance, no matter how large or small our query is.

Tracy Webley, Assistant Head Teacher
Springwell Park Primary

I started using this company at the end of 2013. I have been delighted with their professional, flexibility and helpfulness.

They have produced an outstanding handbook, with countless policies, individual staff interviews, risk assessments and fire drills.

This has meant a great less work/worry by myself on Health & Safety which is a very specialised area.

I thoroughly recommend their service to anybody looking for help in this area.

Mr A Reeves, Head Teacher
Florence Melly Community Primary School

Compliance Health and Safety have worked with us since Spring 2014.
They have used their knowledge and expertise to support us in many ways including the production of quality Risk Assessments, enhanced Fire Drill procedures and in the completion of legal paperwork and forms.
They have helped us to ensure that our systems are compliant for all aspects of Health and Safety.
We would strongly recommend them.

Karen Ford, Deputy Head
Lawrence CP School

Outsourcing my Health and Safety not only removed its burden but also created a positive health and safety culture without causing us any disruption to our core business. Compliance Health and Safety are now a key member of our successful team. Running our Health and Safety without trying to tell us how to run our business.

Stephen Washington
White Moss Horticulture

We have just renewed our contract with Compliance Health and Safety. We have been very pleased with the service they have offered – prompt, practical advice as well as a comprehensive service which has improved staff awareness of health and safety issues. We would recommend this service to other schools.

Suzanne Loyden, Head Teacher
King David Campus

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