BRS are now CHAS (Construction Health and Safety scheme) accredited! We are delighted to have passed the assessment process for contractors and to have received our certification which demonstrates our compliance with industry health and safety legislation.
So what exactly is CHAS accreditation?
CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme for contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry, and often acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process. For instance, if a particular contractor were seeking competent Builders cleaners, one of their criteria for potential cleaning suppliers might be CHAS accreditation as this would fill them with the confidence of knowing that the company are serious and professional as they could not have achieved CHAS without having first demonstrated high standards of work and health and safety compliance.
Some contractors require CHAS to be gained before they allow companies to tender, and this is being seen more often in public procurements such as for councils, schools and other public sector bodies. 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.
With our CHAS accreditation we commit to annual assessments to show that we are maintaining the high levels of health and safety management required.