See below the aim of CHAS and some of the benefits of working with CHAS compliant contractors.
In 1997 a group of health and safety and procurement professionals from across Great Britain worked with the Association of
London Government (ALG) to develop CHAS. In 2001 CHAS became a web-based system.
CHAS started with two main aims.
• To improve health and safety standards across Great Britain.
• To reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers.
These days there are more than 500 public and private sector buyer organisations, such as councils, housing associations,
NHS trusts, including a growing number of large private companies who employ sub-contractors
Principles of CHAS
Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations
(buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer's health and safety standards.
Assessing supplier's health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can
sometimes meet one buyer's Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as
suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.
CHAS assesses applicants:
• Health and safety policy statement;
• Their organisation for health and safety;
• Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.
You can find more info and benefits and information on the CHAS website www.chas.gov.uk
Since March 2012 M K Facades ltd has been approved as CHAS compliant contractors, thus
showing our company's continued investment in health and safety at work. Health and safety is our
company's no 1 priority and we have been continually investing in our team to keep them up to
date with all aspects that relate to health and safety at work.
We as a company manage all aspects of health and safety as well as working together with our
external safety consultants S.M.C Safety Solutions to oversee our site teams, to ensure that we
can evaluate and manage risk in the most appropriate way.