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PQQ (Contractor Vetting) Service

Companies have a legal duty under the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 and certain Substantive Regulations to ensure that Contractor working on their behalf meet specific health and safety criteria and are competent to carry out the task / project.

There are nationally recognised schemes which facilitate this such as those which are members of the SSIP scheme i.e. CHAS, SafeContractor etc.

However, our service underpins the SSIP*1 scheme as it is project focussed and as such helps to ensures that the tendering Contractor is suitable for engagement on a specific task / project.

*1 Note: If SSIP accreditation is required, please reference our ‘Accreditations Page’.

The Benefits of Pre-Vetting Contractors

Assists you in:

  • Ensuring that your Company is meeting relevant legislational requirements.
  • Helps to mitigate your Companies liabilities in the event of accidents, dangerous occurrences etc.
  • Ensuring that you have all the relevant information prior to a Contractors engagement, so that you can make a rational judgement which Contractor to engage.
  • Helps to ensure that all relevant documentation relating to the task / project is in place – prior to the commencement of the task / project.
  • Saves you time and effort.

Scope of Our PQQ Service

As a guide, we carry out the following checks on your behalf and provide documented evidence of the Contractor’s suitability, such as:

  • Core Health and Safety criteria
  • Liability insurances checked – Public, Employee, Product etc
  • Management and Supervisory competencies
  • Workforce competencies checked against the scope of work to be undertaken
  • Task / Project related documentation – is available and suitable
  • Plant and equipment are appropriately tested, inspected and serviced
  • Means of communication and consultation with workforce and other contractors
  • How the Contractor vets their engaged Sub-Contractors – as applicable
  • How they maintain a safe workplace – inspections etc
  • How they will set up the work area/site and the provisions made for security/welfare etc
  • Copies of Waste Carriers and Disposal Licences – as applicable
  • Other criteria dependent on the task / project to be undertaken

This all facilitated by our Team of experienced Assessors. 

As an additional service once a Contractor has been selected and engaged please see our ‘Site & Workplace Inspection Page’ as this service facilitates further control of Contractors.

Cost of Service: POA

Call our Consultants on 01623 753654 for a no obligation discussion of your requirements.


Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Free Service

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.

National Coverage

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

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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