CHAS has moved to annual assessments
With effect from 1st October 2012
CHAS, like the majority of other health and safety pre-qualification schemes, has moved to an annual assessment cycle.
View details of how this will affect you>>
Download the CHAS Application Forms and Standards
The CHAS threshold standards have been applied by an assessor. You'll find here that
the legal (or best practice) standard and the rationale behind the assessment are
explained. Download the CHAS Standards >>
The applications are available in Word format below. Where possible, please complete them
in Microsoft Word and retain a copy for your records and future use.
For renewal you will
need to complete the full application process.
SSIP - Deem to satisfy
If you have already been assessed by
another SSIP member you can apply for registration
by downloading and completing the Deem to satisfy
5 or more employees, Designers and CDM-C's:
This application is for completion by suppliers who employ 5 or more people. It is also
to be completed by Designers or CDM-Cs. It is important you answer all relevant questions
with as much detail as possible and send only the supporting documentation and evidence
required for this assessment.
Download Appendix 2 >>
Download Guidance Notes for completion of Appendix 2 >>
Download the Summary of Supporting Documentation Required for an Appendix 2 application>>
Fewer than 5 employees:
This application is for completion by sole traders and suppliers who employ fewer than 5.
(It is not to be completed by Designers or CDM-C's)
Download Appendix 2A >>
Download the guidance notes for completion of Appendix 2A>>
Care Service Providers:
This application is for completion by day care, domiciliary, residential and independent
living providers. It is important you answer all relevant questions with as much detail
as possible and send only the supporting documentation and evidence required for this
Download Appendix 2B >>
Group or other Scheme:
If you are applying as a group or through another scheme please contact the CHAS
administration team for futher details and an application form.
The minimum number of offices that can be registered as a group application
is three and they must all use the same safety management system.
Once you have completed your application, apply to CHAS for an assessment by contacting the administrator for the name and address of the next available assessor.
You must tell us if you are applying as a Designer, CDM-C or Care Service Provider.
Please note: accreditation only needs to be requested separately if an assessment
was requested before 1st October 2012
. After this date accreditation will automatically
be issued for compliant assessments. If unsure, please read
how do I know if I need to apply for accreditation?
If you have achieved compliance in the last 9 months, you can apply for accreditation.
If you wish to renew your accreditation, you will need to reapply for a full-assessment and an accreditation pack on a yearly basis.
For more details go to
How to download CHAS Application Forms and Standards
Follow the instructions below according to which Browser you are using.
Right-click the relevant link and choose "save target as.."
Double-click the relevant link and choose "Save to Disk"
Click on the relevant link and choose either "Open with Microsoft Office Word", or
"Save to Disk".
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