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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 - full details available in the below table. This ongoing discount is 30% or more, compared to the normal CHAS fees.

Your assessment discount must include opting in to CHAS accreditation

  • Deemed to satisfy discount
  • Group assessment discount 

There is a discount of £100 for members who require a CHAS ‘Group Application’.

Discounts to ECA members (2018: fees may change)

(all prices exc. VAT)

Contractor Size


Discount to ECA members 


0-1 employees   35%  
2-4 employees   30%  
5-15 employees   30%  
16-30 employees   30%  
31-50 employees   30%  
51-200 employees   30%  
200-500 employees   30%  
501-100 employees   30%  
1001+ employees   30%  


Please click here to visit the CHAS website and obtain your member discount.