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Chestnut Associates

We keep the heart of your business safe

Call us today on 07770 302504  |  Email  |  FREE 15min Consultation

Chestnut Associates

We keep the heart of your business safe

Call us today on 07770 302504  |  Email  |  FREE 15min Consultation

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Chestnut Associates provides individuals and companies with the leading tools that enable them to operate successfully and compliantly and to set the standards.

Health and Safety Accreditation

“Chestnut Associates have been invaluable in helping us achieve the accreditation that we needed to achieve to go forward with our contract work on site.”

Don Cutmore, Director - Don Cutmore Ltd

Quality and compliance are at the foundation of the business and the principles that drive us forward into new markets and industries with new regulations and challenges.

The application process can seem quite daunting and is often a lengthy process but do not worry, our expert consultants can take this hassle away from you. These accreditations require some very specific documents and training – we will identify these gaps and provide you with support and guidance in ensuring that you’re deemed compliant and remain so in accordance with the accreditation body.

“Let us take the stress out of completing Contractors Health And Safety Assessment Scheme, enabling you to concentrate on running your business and managing your works.””

We complete many of these forms and accreditations for our clients every week and have a vast amount of experience in ensuring the correct information is provided with appropriate documentation to ensure accurate completion of the application. Compliance doesn't have to be exhaustive, we offer a simple, straightforward approach to health and safety for you, your employees and your sub-contractors.

What is SSIP?

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is not an assessment scheme, it is a membership or umbrella body for assessment schemes with the common aim of reducing both duplication and costs for both buyers and suppliers. Contractors do not join or become members of SSIP. It is the assessment schemes such as CHAS, Constructionline and SMAS who are registered members of SSIP.

CHAS Accreditation

CHAS is an accreditation dedicated to completing health and safety pre-qualification assessments to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard. Is an authority and trusted advisor on health and safety compliance. Their accreditation scheme acts as a pre-qualification tool during the tender process. Some buyers require a contractor is CHAS accredited before they allow you to tender.

SMAS Accreditation

SMAS- Many organisations use various Health and Safety Management Systems to ensure that all their contractors are safe. SMAS are a co-founding member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement, SSIP. They are a H&S Assessment organisation that takes great pride in professionalism, customer service and efficiency.

SafeContractor Accreditation

SafeContractor is one of the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 370 major clients and almost 28,000 contractor members. Registered members with the SafeContractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of different industries. The scheme provides a health and safety audit service for contractors who want to reassure their clients that health and safety is being handled correctly and sufficiently on their sites.

If you need SafeContractor, CHAS, SMAS, Acclaim or Constructionline accreditation please contact Chestnut Associates on 07770 302504 or email us to find out more.