The Common Assessment Standard

CHAS Managing Director Ian McKinnon outlines how adoption of the Common Assessment Standard has gathered pace since its rollout began in 2019 and explains why now is the time for contractors who haven’t yet taken the assessment to embrace the scheme. What is the Common Assessment Standard? Developed by Build UK, Civil Engineering Contractors Association […]

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A Complete Guide to the Common Assessment Standard

The Common Assessment Standard builds on the¬†PAS 91¬†prequalification questionnaire and covers 13 key areas of risk management. It is the most comprehensive accreditation programme CHAS offer and covers many different aspects including (but not limited to) Health & Safety, Quality, Environment and Corporate Professional Standing. With the Common Assessment Standard, compliance and certification can be […]

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Cleaning up air quality and impact of the Environment Act 2021

As a big focus of the Environment Act 2021, the longstanding fight for clean air is being strengthened by a raft of new targets and legislation. Alex Minett, Head of Product and Markets at CHAS, outlines what businesses need to be aware of. There‚Äôs little argument that good quality air is key to protecting our […]

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Shining a light on loneliness

The Mental Health Foundation has announced ‚Äėloneliness‚Äô as the key theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, running between Monday 9th May and Sunday 15th May 2022. Loneliness is a key contributor to poor mental health outcomes. With HSE figures identifying stress, anxiety and depression as the second highest cause of ill health in the construction […]

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