Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Schemes (SSIP)

CHAS is a government run scheme available to any public and private sector organisation

Check the Health and Safety competence of your potential suppliers and contractors with the CHAS or equivalent Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP) database.

CHAS (SSIP) is named within the CDM Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as being one of the requirements that can be used when demonstrating your competence as an organisation.

What do CHAS or equivalent SSIP Schemes Assess?

  • General Policy Statement
  • Workplace and Inspections
  • Health and Safety Arrangements
  • Access to Competent Health and Safety Advice
  • Work Equipment
  • Health Surveillance
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Health and Safety Training
  • First Aid and Accident Reporting
  • Consultation Arrangements
  • Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments
  • Manual Handling
  • Asbestos Awareness and Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire and Emergency Procedures
  • Monitoring, Audit and Review
  • Work Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Contractor Management

How can we help?

If you need to make a CHAS/Safe Contractor/Acclaim application make sure you contact us before doing so, we can reduce the burden and streamline your entire SSIP application by working with you to ensure that you have the necessary systems, procedures and documentation in place.

Benefits of CHAS registration or equivalent include:

  • Demonstrating a level of compliance with health and safety law
  • Avoids duplication of effort by reducing the need to submit multiple Health and Safety questionnaires to clients
  • Overcomes inconsistency in assessments with some contractors being assessed as compliant by one employer but not others
  • Enabling the health and safety elements of Constructionline to be complied with


We can also assist with your Constructionline registration that often follows on from the CHAS Accreditation for many organisations.