Contractors health and safety assessment scheme (CHAS)

RSA Geotechnics has recently passed an annual reassessment for the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) criteria via the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), reinforcing the company’s commitment to meeting the highest UK safety standards.

CHAS is a government run scheme which has been developed over a number of years by local government health and safety professionals, with the support of the Health and Safety Executive.

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme for organisations looking for suitably competent suppliers. The aim of the scheme is to save time and resources by avoiding unnecessary duplication in the first stage of health and safety competence assessment.

To achieve SSIP pre-qualification the company’s health and safety policies and procedures were evaluated in detail to establish that safe working practices and sufficient risk assessments are being carried out. With many organisations making SSIP compliance a condition for all contractors working on their sites, RSA Geotechnics decided it was an essential requirement. It also provides peace of mind that we conform to the industry’s most widely recognised safety standards scheme.

Operations Director, Andy Symis comments; “RSA Geotechnics are members of the CHAS and Constructionline schemes and our management system is accredited for compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO/IEC 17025. Our accreditation provides reassurance to our customers of our commitment to work to the highest standards. We shall continue to ensure that the quality of our services, workmanship, health and safety remain at the forefront of our business.”