CHAS: The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers and to organisations looking for suitably competent suppliers. CHAS is dedicated to completing health and safety pre-qualification assessments to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard and is a founder member and of Safety Schemes in Procurement
SAFEcontractor is dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance through the provision of relevant industry specific and tailored health and safety assessments for all professions and sectors. SAFEcontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 140 major clients and almost 18,000 contractor members. Registered members with the SAFEcontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors. With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the SAFEcontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors.
ISO 14001 is part of a family of 16 international ISO 14000 standards designed to assist companies in reducing their negative impact on the environment. The standard serves as a framework to assist organisations in developing their own environmental management system. ISO 14001 can be integrated with other management functions and assists companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.
ISO 9000 is approved by the International Standards Organization (ISO), which define a quality assurance program. Companies, such as 8 Solutions, that conform to these standards receive ISO 9000 certification. This demonstrates that the company follows well-defined procedures for ensuring quality products.