A dedicated member of staff will liaise with you to discuss your existing health and safety systems and will work on your application by putting together a tangible submission that allows you to demonstrate your systems to the SSIP assessor in order to achieve your chosen accreditation.
What is SSIP & what does it stand for?
SSIP stands for Safe Schemes In Procurement and acts as an umbrella organisation that pulls together multiple Occupational Health and Safety Schemes with the aim of reducing costs and duplication for both suppliers and buyers, particularly in the construction industry.
Accreditation schemes such as CHAS / SMAS / SafeContractor among others are members of the SSIP scheme.
Why do I need SSIP (CHAS / SafeContractor /SMAS / Achilles, etc)?
The need to have be accredited is commonly triggered by a client/customer asking that the contractor be so prior to tendering for work; the reason for this is that such accreditation is evidence that you meet the minimum standards of Health & Safety legislation and have systems that support good practices. This in turn, gives the client/customer confidence that you will carryout work on their behalf in a safe manner thus limiting their liabilities in the event of an accident etc.
What are the benefits of being SSIP accredited?
Which is the best SSIP for me?
This is dependent on:
How often do I need to re-apply for SSIP accreditation?
All SSIP members require that the application to be re-accredited is done annually and to ensure continuity of accreditation we recommend that you start the process of re-accreditation at least two months before the accreditation expiry date.
How long does it take to become SSIP accredited?
This is dependent on several factors:
Collection/Collation of Evidence
Note: When our services are engaged, we provide a range of documents which are required for your adoption and use. However, there maybe some training requirements which you must meet also.
We as a company offer SafeContractor Express Membership free of charge, this is worth over £200 and ensures an assessor’s response to your application within two working days of uploading your submission to their portal.
How many SSIP accreditations do I need?
Again, this is dependent on client/customer requirements but on accredited to one SSIP member you can apply for a Deemed to Satisfy if the additional accreditation scheme which you are applying for is an SSIP member.
The process of Deemed to Satisfy is quite is quite straight forward and we can assist you if you so wish for a small fee.
Can you guarantee our accreditation to the preferred SSIP member?
Our guarantee is:
In the unlikely event you do not achieve your SSIP accreditation and you have fully complied with our guidance and advice we will give a full refund of the fee you have paid to us.
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