CHAS Statement of Best Practice
CHAS – The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme has recently updated its requirements for all CHAS accredited members regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
All members who have CHAS will be asked, if not already, to complete a mandatory question set around Covid-19. These questions require an acknowledgement that Covid-19 controls have been identified and are being implemented to demonstrate commitment to the Government’s guidelines as well as the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
Questions are as follows:
- Please confirm that your organisation has reviewed and implemented the new Site Operating Procedures?
- Please confirm that your staff are aware of and are adopting the new Site Operating Procedures when attending site?
- Please confirm that your supply chain/contractors are aware of and are adopting the new Site Operating Procedures?
As part of this mandatory requirement, any members who have 5 or more staff are required to upload a copy of either their Covid-19 Risk Assessment or a copy of their current Risk Assessment and Method Statements with Covid-19 controls in place.
For those members who have less than 5 employed staff, a statement of how they are managing Covid-19 in the workplace must be uploaded.
Any members who have more than 50 employees also need to show how they have communicated it to their staff.
It appears that all members are being contacted to provide this information.
Havio can assist in a wide variety of ways including assistance with completing the CHAS application, carrying out updates to CHAS and carrying out Covid-19 Risk Assessments.
Written by Martin Wybrow – Health and Safety Partner
Source – CHAS