Understanding Safety Schemes in Procurement and Their Associated Benefits

CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) stands out as an SSIP (Safety Schemes In Procurement) pre-approval initiative. These safety schemes enable contractors throughout the UK to showcase their adherence to essential health and safety standards to potential clients. By doing so, it eliminates the need to repeatedly demonstrate compliance in every tender submission. Partnering with Pentagon Assurance to achieve this standard ensures your business actively maintains full compliance. It also bolsters efficient supply chain management systems, leveraging our accreditation as SSIP auditors.

Being an SSIP accredited contractor with schemes like CHAS, Constructionline, SafeContractor, Avetta, Achilles, and others is widely recognised in the industry. It signals to potential buyers that your business upholds the highest safety standards. Therefore providing them with assurance that they are in capable hands concerning various health and safety regulations.

Why Choose Pentagon Assurance?

We collaborate with you to simplify the accreditation process. Identifying any existing gaps within your business systems and processes, we help bridge them to achieve compliance in all areas of risk management. Our support extends throughout the accreditation journey, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish.

Key Benefits for Safety Schemes:

Accreditation offers numerous advantages. You will experience improved efficiencies in the pre-qualification process, becoming prequalified without significant time or financial investments. CHAS accreditation streamlines the pre-qualification experience through straightforward questionnaires assessing compliance and minimizing repetition during renewal.

Once accredited, growing your business becomes more accessible. Your business profile, showcasing compliance, trades, and operational locations, is listed on the Member Schemes website. Clients can access your full business profile via the client portal, providing opportunities for relevant collaborations.

We recently assisted local business AR Power Ltd in achieving CHAS accreditation to PAS 91 as a principal contractor, supporting their strategic growth plans. By handling the application process and preparing supporting documents to ensure legislative compliance, we immediately pre-approved the business to work on various local council projects.

Note the crucial aspect that any SSIP certificate deems satisfaction for others, providing suppliers the freedom to actively choose any SSIP member scheme based on their specific requirements. Visit SSIP Member Schemes websites for details on assessment and registration fees, selecting schemes covering specific duty holder roles (Contractor or Designer). All member schemes undertake an equal H&S Assessment, providing confidence in their consistency.

SSIP certification across schemes not only reassures clients about your commitment to safeguarding their reputation but also demonstrates your dedication to maintaining standards in;

  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Financial
  • Business Standing

Contact us today for a free consultation. Email admin@pentagonassurance.com or speak to one of the team on 0191 481 3490.

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