Safe Contractor is a scheme run by the Government. Every month thousands of contractors and consultants apply for work with organisations in the public and private sectors. To be awarded the relevant contract, the companies and individuals applying must meet specific standards of health and safety.
The Safe Contractor Scheme has been developed to avoid each individual contract having to assess individual suppliers health and safety competence. As all Safe Contractor buyers accept proof of competence, when becoming Safe Contractor approved then duplication is reduced.
Safe Contractor has been developed and refined by Government Health and Safety and Procurement Professionals, with the support of the Health and Safety Executive, since 1999. The Safe Contractor scheme was initially developed by as SupplyLine, and later developed into Safe Contractor, and is now available for use by any public and private sector organisation when short listing Contractors, Suppliers and Consultants who apply to work for them as an aid. The scheme provides information and assurances about the health and safety systems and competence of the organisations who have been Safe Contractor accredited or assessed.
At the heart of what we do is our national online database, the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiency, time and cost saving and best practice, Constructionline is proven to deliver for public and private sector organisations alike.
For suppliers to the construction industry, Constructionline means that you no longer need to repeatedly fill in standard pre-qualification forms for every construction tender. What’s more, with 8,000 buyers already using the Constructionline database to source contractors and consultants, Constructionline is a great tool to market your organisation.
By providing an up-to-date register of pre-qualified suppliers for construction contracts, Constructionline is a common sense solution that 8,000 buyers from over 2,000 organisations are already making the most of. We pre-qualify all of our suppliers to government standards, and maintain relationships with a range of industry, ePurchasing and Government partners to ensure that we remain relevant to procurement professionals within the construction industry.
Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards.Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.
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In 1997 a group of health and safety and procurement professionals from across Great Britain worked with the Association of London Government (ALG) to develop CHAS. In 2001 CHAS became a web-based system.
CHAS started with two main aims:
These days we have more than 500 public and private sector buyer organisations, such as councils, housing associations, NHS trusts, including a growing number of large private companies who employ sub-contractors.
ISO 9001 certification is an internationally recognised standard demonstrating commitment to quality and customer satisfaction as well as continuous improvement.
A Quality Management System ensures your customers are continually satisfied with the products, services and quality of service supplied.
Implementing a Quality Management System will motivate staff by defining their key roles and responsibilities.
Cost savings can be made through improved efficiency and productivity. Systems can be developed, hence less waste, disruption and fewer complaints. Customers needs, will be met more efficiently resulting in increased opportunities in the Market.
A lot of organisations require ISO 9001 certification to qualify for a tender or to achieve preferred supplier status: typically for a Local Authority.
However there are many other benefits that can be added to these, including: