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Free CHAS assessment and significant renewal discounts

Free first-time CHAS assessment and major discounts on renewal, exclusively for ECA Members


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 as well as an exclusive 27% off all recurring CHAS assessments when renewing their accreditation.

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.

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.
A few things to note:

  • 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 options available to Members:

  • ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ Discount

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.

  • Group Company Discounts

ECA Members who are part of a group company can enjoy increased discount costs for all their parent or sister companies at reduced rates. The CHAS team will be able to talk Members through this.

Login and complete your CHAS ECA application here >

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.

NOTE: the renewal discount for CHAS does not apply if you want to upgrade to the CHAS Premier accreditation or for first-time assessment for CHAS Premier accreditation’