CHAS is The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and our accreditation shows Bling Work’s continued commitment to maintaining high standards in Health and Safety for our workers and our customers. Working as a construction contractor Bling Work manage our own building sites as well as taking on work on other people’s construction projects. It is therefore important for us, our customers, and the other construction companies we work with to have confidence in our health and safety credentials.
CHAS assess applicants on:
- Their health and safety policy statement;
- Their organisation for health and safety;
- Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.
CHAS was setup in 1997 by a group of health and safety and procurement professionals working with the Association of London Government (ALG). The aim was to simplify the process of vetting contractors for organisations such as local government. Instead of the contractor and supplier having to go through all of the health and safety paperwork each time a job was being tendered for the CHAS system allows a central database of accredited contractors to be checked. As a result duplication is reduced in safety applications for both suppliers and buyers and there should be a knock-on improvement in health and safety standards.
The CHAS system is used by more than 500 public and private sector organisations including councils, housing associations, NHS trusts, as well as a growing number of large private companies.
As a company Bling Work are increasingly working with local authorities and public sector organisations in London. Our recent commitment to become a Living Wage was another step taken by Bling Work to meet the requirements of public sector organisations in London. Through our use of the CSCS card scheme Bling Work have always been committed to making sure that our construction workers are properly trained in health and safety rules and procedures. Bling Work’s CHAS accreditation cements this commitment and takes Bling Work another step closer to being the perfect construction contractor for London’s public sector organisations.