September 2011 -- CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is rapidly becoming a construction industry standard which allows buyers to measure H&S standards fairly and consistently across a range of companies working in allied but often dissimilar trades.
The aim of the scheme is to improve health and safety standards across the construction industry sector and to alleviate some of the inevitable duplication that exists when completing tender applications.
Major construction industry buyers such as Local Councils, NHS Trusts, housing associations and increasingly private organisations who participate in the scheme can now logon to a single database and check the current status of all potential suppliers.
CHAS accreditation is increasingly often requested by the countries major construction companies as it allows an uninterrupted transparency in the lengthy chain of pre-qualification system. With Base Structures enviable record in the management and application of H&S systems throughout the business we take great pride in our passing of this stringent quality assurance benchmark.