SSIP Winter Sale Now On Until 31st January 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With consideration to the continued Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we as a company are conscious that these are difficult times for all and wish to support businesses like yours wherever possible.

Therefore, we are currently prepared to negotiation payment terms for our SSIP services –

Please contact us to discuss your companies’ eligibility and arrange a suitable payment plan as applicable to your needs.

Note: These terms are applicable for this year only and will be reviewed annually based on the prevailing circumstances at that time.


SMAS is a leading Accreditation Scheme that is proving ever more popular with main contractors who want to assure themselves of the health and safety compliance of their sub contract companies. Many companies are now insisting that their suppliers and sub-contractors be accredited before they contract with them.

To the inexperienced business, SMAS looks like a lengthy bureaucratic process, to us it is just a series of processes that do not faze us at all. The key is in giving the assessors what they want first time, with evidence to back up your claims, to avoid any rejections.

Our Service

  • With our help and guidance, and for a fixed fee (irrespective of how many submissions your paperwork may take) we will assist you in the accreditation process until you have satisfied the requirements, enabling you to focus on doing what you do best, running your own business.
  • A dedicated member of Watson and Watson staff will liaise with you to discuss your existing systems and then get to work on the application. Chances are that you probably have a lot of the systems in place already but perhaps haven’t written them down formally. What we’ll do is put together a tangible application that allows you to demonstrate your systems to the assessor, which will lead to your accreditation.
  • In the unlikely event you do not achieve accreditation, provided you have followed all of our advice, implemented the systems, and returned the required evidence, then we will fully refund the monies paid to us. Accreditation body fees are payable directly to them and are in addition to this.

Which SSIP Do I Need?

Health and Safety should be an integral part of your business and there are many different accreditation schemes which allow you to highlight your competence and best practices in health and safety, but how do I know which one to apply for?

Find more help and information on SSIP accreditations here.

Free SafeContractor Express Membership – which is worth over £200, when completing your SafeContractor application with us.

Watson and Watson are delighted to be able to offer both new and existing Clients Free SafeContractor Express Membership.

The Express Membership package is ideal for our Clients who require the SafeContractor accreditation as fast as possible, this fast tracking the SafeContractor assessment after submission.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SMAS Accreditation?

The SMAS Accreditation is a nationally recognised Health & Safety accreditation used to demonstrate a business’ Health & Safety Standards that will establish that your business is safe to work with.

What happens when I achieve the SMAS Accreditation?

You will be issued a certificate of completion valid for 12 months which will signify that you have met the relevant H&S standards. You will also be able to apply for other SSIP Accreditations under mutual recognition should you wish, this being achieved by completing a ‘Deem to Satisfy’ which we can help with if you so wish.

What are the main benefits of the SMAS Accreditation?

There are a variety of benefits to obtaining the SMAS Accreditation including:

  • Client Visibility
  • Demonstrate H&S Competence
  • Ensure appropriate H&S Management Systems are in place, as assessed by SMAS
  • Allows you to tender for contracts/jobs which may not be open to you without the accreditation
  • Save time and money when tendering, as quite often having the accreditation allows you to bypass some questions posed when completing a pre-tender questionnaire
  • SSIP Mutual Recognition – when applying for another SSIP Accreditation such as CHAS or SafeContractor, you will not be asked to repeat the core H&S questions

Who can apply for the SMAS Accreditation?

As each assessment is individual to the organisation, a variety of contractors can apply for the SMAS Worksafe Accreditation including electrical workers, bricklayers, groundwork service providers, asbestos removal and cleaning companies etc.


SMAS Accreditation

The cost to provide this service is regardless of how many employees you have and is suitable for businesses that require the SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Service) SSIP accreditation scheme and is valid for 12 months.

This service is for a fixed fee irrespective of how many submissions your paperwork may take and is underpinned by our money back guarantee.

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Fixed Fee Service

We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive, no nonsense services at an agreed fixed fee sensible price.

Accreditation Specialists

Our dedicated Consultants are fully insured professionally qualified Health and Safety Specialists and are registered with IOSH; and as such adhere to the Continuous Professional Development programme.

Nationwide Coverage

We work with clients across the length and breadth of the UK and in a diverse spectrum of industry sectors.

Money Back Guarantee

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 fees you have paid to us.


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