As part of ECA's aim to increase the number of ECA Members who meet ‘Safety Schemes in Procurement’ (core) health and safety criteria, exclusive discounts are available via the Contractors' Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). ECA offers its Members a FREE first-time CHAS assessment, an exclusive 27% off all recurring CHAS assessments when renewing their accreditation, and a range of other discounts.
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Free first-time CHAS assessment
ECA will pay for both new and existing ECA Members to take their first-time CHAS assessment, for free.
To be eligible ECA Members:
- Must be up to date with their ECA subscriptions
- Cannot hold an existing SSIP Accreditation*
*free CHAS assessment is not available if a member has already been certificated by another SSIP member scheme (member schemes include Safecontractor, Altius, SMAS and Exor, and many OHSAS 18001/45001 certification schemes). Please visit the SSIP website for more information about SSIP member schemes.
*the discount does not apply for first-time assessments for CHAS Premium Plus or CHAS Premier accreditation.
CHAS renewal discounts for ECA Members
ECA has gained an exclusive discount of 27% off all recurring CHAS assessments when an ECA Member renews their accreditation.
- This offer is available to all new and existing members
- Whether or not an ECA Member has used ECA’s free first-time CHAS assessment discount, they can still take advantage of this renewal discount
- If a Member has held a CHAS accreditation pre or post joining ECA, they can still take advantage of this renewal discount
Additional discounts available to Members:
A 27% discount is offered to ECA Members wishing to upgrade to CHAS Premium Plus or CHAS Premier.
A 10% discount is offered if an ECA Member has already completed a health and safety assessment with another SSIP assessment body. This ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ discount gives the option to hold a CHAS accreditation without needing to undertake another assessment. CHAS can recognise ECA Member’s SSIP credentials via a different SSIP party.
ECA Members recieve a 15% discount for on site audits.
About CHAS and SSIP
CHAS is a leading pre-qualification health and safety assessment scheme and is a founder of SSIP. This meaning that CHAS assessments meet all the requirements of the SSIP standard and is in line with industry standard PAS 91. ECA has developed a constructive partnership with CHAS over many years and we are thrilled to offer exclusive discounts to our Members because of this. Over 1000 ECA members have already been assessed to the SSIP health and safety standard, which is increasingly specified by clients and other buyers in industry, commerce and the public sector. Many of these members have achieved the SSIP standard through CHAS assessment.