Free CHAS assessment and major discounts
Free first time CHAS assessment for members
As part of the ECA's aim of increasing the number of members who meet ‘Safety Schemes in Procurement’ (core) health and safety criteria, free first time assessment is available to ECA members via the Contractors' Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). CHAS is a founder member of SSIP.
To get a free first-time CHAS assessment, eligible ECA members must:
- Be current or new ECA Members
- Be up-to-date with their ECA subscriptions
- Not already be assessed by another PQQ scheme*
*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.
CHAS discounts for ECA members
There are three types available for ECA members:
- Discounted annual accreditation/assessment. This is an ongoing, double-digit discount, compared to the normal CHAS fees.
Your assessment discount must include opting in to CHAS accreditation
- Deemed to satisfy discount
- Group assessment discount
About CHAS and SSIP
CHAS is a leading pre-qualification health and safety assessment scheme and ECA has developed a constructive partnership with CHAS over many years. CHAS is a founder of SSIP and the CHAS assessment meets all the requirements of the SSIP standard, and is in line with industry standard PAS 91. 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.