Best Practice

What UK Part L Building Regulations Updates Mean for Architects, Builders and Developers

On 15 June 2023, the grace period for compliance with the updated Part L Building Regulations ends. Alex Minett, Head of Products and Markets at CHAS, provides a reminder of some of the key points the industry needs to know about the updated rules.   The Part L Building Regulations set the standard for new and existing…


Meet CHAS at Safety & Health Expo 2023 

Visitors to Safety & Health Expo 2023 at the Excel Centre in London from 16-18 May 2023. are invited to visit Stand SH1271 where they can meet CHAS’s team of compliance experts. The team will be on hand to explain the organisation’s risk management standards, including CHAS Elite which helps manage multiple supply chain risks via a…

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Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

From 1 April 2023 government departments in the United Kingdom will be required to follow updated guidance on identifying and managing the risk of modern slavery in their supply chains. Alex Minett, Head of Products and Markets at CHAS, explains how organisations can become more vigilant. Modern slavery is on the increase. The International Labour…

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Best Practice: Supply Chains in UK Public Sector Procurement

Contracting Authorities in the United Kingdom’s public sector must prepare to assess supply chains using the Common Assessment Standard (CHAS Elite) or PAS 91 (CHAS Advanced) following the government’s release of Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 03/23 which updates the Selection Questionnaire and replaces PPN 08/16.   The changes, which come into effect from 1 April 2023, mean that contractors looking to…


Embracing Gender Equity in the Workplace

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Lucy Dixon, product manager for CHAS’ Fairness, Inclusion & Respect assessment, explains the difference between equity and equality, and what businesses can do to make workplaces more welcoming of women. Equity is sometimes confused with equality, but the two concepts are distinctly different. Whilst equality focuses on treating…


New Verification Service for FM Materials Suppliers

CHAS has launched ‘Verified Supplier’, a compliance verification service which will allow materials suppliers to the UK’s facilities management sector to demonstrate their commitment to operating credibly, safely and ethically. As supply chains come under increasing scrutiny, FM material suppliers are required increasingly to confirm they are compliant with a growing list of legislation and…

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