The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has announced a partnership with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) to offer APHC members an annual discount on CHAS accreditation.

The purpose of CHAS certification is to assist suppliers and buyers in the process of health and safety competence assessment. For suppliers, being CHAS certified demonstrates to buyers that they are compliant and competent with health and safety legislation and are able to work to a nationally recognised standard, according to the scheme. It can also remove the need to complete lengthy health and safety forms with many different buyers.

John Thompson, Chief Executive of the APHC, said: “I’m delighted to add another service to our portfolio of APHC member benefits. The partnership with CHAS not only means that APHC members receive an annual discount of 20%, but it will assist our members to add value and grow their businesses, as many buyers require suppliers to be CHAS accredited before allowing them to tender.”