What SSIP Accreditation 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?

The first question should be, what do your clients demand? Clients will demand different accreditations based on their individual and if you are unsure where to start, you need to determine which accreditation will open the most doors for your business once you are accredited, depending on what type of work or tendering opportunities you are looking for.

It is becoming common practice now for potential customers/clients to request that Suppliers have a current SSIP accreditation as a pre-requisite prior to awarding work. We advise that you refer to your customers/clients to ascertain their specific requirements in this matter prior to starting the process.

Who are the Main SSIP Members?

There are many SSIP members, including (but not limited to) the following:

*Please contact us to discuss your requirements

For a current list of all SSIP members please see the SSIP website: ssip.org.uk

What Are the Benefits of Undertaking a SSIP Assessment?

Having a current SSIP accreditation demonstrates to your potential Customers and Clients that you have undertaken a Health and Safety assessment and met the required standards, thus helping to mitigate their potential liabilities if they engage your services, thus putting you at the front of the queue on their preferred Contractors List.

All SSIP assessments are based on the SSIP Core Criteria; therefore, holding a valid SSIP accreditation demonstrates compliance to the specified Health and Safety standards which are in line with the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 and its applicable substantive Regulations.

How can we help you with your SSIP accreditation?

Our service includes:

  • Office hours telephone assistance, this answering your questions and any concerns which you may have regarding your accreditation.
  • The provision of Health and Safety documents for you to adopt– all documentation provided will have your company logo, therefore we will need you to provide this in a suitable format if/as available.
  • The provision of Control documentation for you to complete, which subsequently will be used as evidence of your health and safety workplace management.
  • The uploading of your documentation and evidence to the SSIP Members server.
  • Completion of the SSIP Members explanatory questions, which is server based.
  • Watson & Watson will also act as your Competent External Health and Safety Advisor from the day of our appointment and for a period of 12 months thereafter. Click here for more details on our Competent Advisor service.

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

In the unlikely event you do not achieve accreditation and provided you have followed all of our advice, implemented the systems, and returned the required evidence we will fully refund the monies paid to us.

We Successfully Assist and Help Hundreds of Companies A Year in Becoming SSIP Accredited and this service enables you to focus on doing what you do best – Running Your Business.

Deem to Satisfy

All members of SSIP recognise each other’s Health & Safety Assessments and Standards, so generally you should only ever have to be accredited by one SSIP member to be accepted by them all.

Therefore, if you already hold a valid SSIP assessment then you can apply for what is known as a ‘Deem to Satisfy’ assessment with a secondary assessment provider.

If your business requires multiple SSIP assessments please contact the Watson & Watson Office Team so that we may advise and assist you on the best course of action to take going forward and the process of applying for a ‘Deem to Satisfy’ assessment.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Watson and Watson

Fixed Fee Service

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

Why Choose Watson and Watson

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.

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Nationwide Coverage

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

Why Choose Watson and Watson

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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