CHAS Registered Practice

Local Authority Health and Safety and contract professionals, supported by the Health and Safety Executive, have developed the Contractor Health and Safety (CHAS) Assessment Scheme over recent years.

It is now available for any public sector organisation to use in their pre-qualification process for contractor application for approved/select list or short-listing.

In any one month many thousands of applications are made to Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Health Trusts, Fire Services (and many other public bodies) for what is known as the applicant, select or approved list. Many of the companies making these applications do so to more than one public sector organisation requiring duplication of effort for both them and the assessing organisations. Underpinning CHAS is a logic that the assessment of a company applying in one area or region should be acceptable in another. This is not always the case leading to understandable frustration for the applicant.

Since its introduction the CHAS scheme has established that four out of five small and medium sized businesses applying to the scheme have failed an initial assessment designed to ensure the applicant demonstrates compliance with basic health and safety legislation and also show adequate management of health and safety in their company.

Professional Memberships

Summers Inman Staff are members of the following professional bodies:

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS and MRICS)
  • The Association for Project Management (MAPM)
  • The Quantity Surveyors Institute (QSI)
  • The Association for Project Safety (MaPS)
  • The Institute of Occupational Health & Safety (MIOSH)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management (MCIM)
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • The British Institute of Architectural Technologists (BIAT)
  • The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
  • The Institute of Highways & Transport (MITH)

As a business the Practice is a member of:

  • RICS - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • APM - The Association for Project Management
  • APS - The Association for Project Safety
  • CHAS - Contractor’s Health & Safety Assessment Scheme
  • IOSH - Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
  • CIM - The Chartered Institute of Management
  • Constructing Excellence in the North East - committee member
  • British Standards Institution (BS EN ISO9001)
  • Constructing Excellence Best Practice Club
  • CITE - Construction Industry Trading Electronically
  • IIP - Investors In People
  • BiFM - British Institute of Facilities Management
  • Constructionline - registered and accredited
  • CIOB - Chartered Institute of Building
  • BIFM - British Institute of Facilities Management
  • ABE - Association of Building Engineers
  • ITH - Institute of Highways and Transport

Business Network Memberships

North East Chamber of Commerce

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