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Health and safety, insurance and DBS

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)

This local authorities' organisation is used to check contractors' health and safety compliance. The compliance check is valid for an 18 month period whereupon it would need to be re-checked.

For further information about CHAS please phone 0208 545 3838 or see their website.


Our requirements for insurance for the vast majority of contracts are:

  • Public liability insurance level - minimum £5 million
  • Employers liability insurance level - minimum £10 million

Depending on the type of contract, value and risk, you may also be required to provide professional indemnity insurance of at least £2 million.

The above limits relate to each and every claim.

Contract specific levels of insurance will always be stipulated within pre-qualifying questionnaires and/or invitation to tender documents.

Disclosure and barring service 

We are committed to fulfilling our duty to protect children and vulnerable adults to whom we provide a service by ensuring the highest integrity of those appointed to positions of trust and in doing so, complying with the relevant legislation and codes of practice. 

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