In 1997 a group of health and safety professionals from across the UK worked with the Association of London Government (ALG) to develop CHAS, which became a web-based system in 2001.
CHAS started with two main aims - to improve health and safety standards across the UK and to reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.
CITB are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales.
The support and funding they provide helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as the low carbon agenda, reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent for their sector. CITB take a leadership role for the industry, addressing skills challenges through their strategic plan.
CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. Their cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
Most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card. The scheme also keeps a database of people working in construction.
The Concrete Society provides prompt, impartial technical advice on concrete and related matters to subscribing members of any discipline.
The Society works through the cooperation of our members who come from all sectors of the industry to exchange information and experience and to enhance the performance, productivity and quality of concrete as a construction medium. As a member-based body, the society has no affiliation to any trade or corporate organisations.
Builder's Profile is an open-access database service that provides compliance and PQQ information to the construction industry. As an online database, subcontractors and suppliers can easily maintain and share information across a range of topics.
It provides all the information, documents and tools required to manage a supply chain no matter how large or small. The Builder's Profile addresses the costs, complexities and communication overheads of multiple PQQs.
Constructionline is the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information.
Their aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers, including SMEs and local companies.