Gaining recognised Health and Safety accreditations can give potential clients confidence that you are meeting your Health and Safety legal obligations and that Health and Safety management remains paramount.
SSIP accreditations are a great way to demonstrate your commitment to manage and perform work safely and stand out from your competitors.
Many Health and Safety accreditation schemes require businesses to register by paying an upfront membership fee. The fees vary dependent upon the scheme and level of membership.
The application process can be complex requiring numerous examples of Health and Safety management practices. In most circumstances each assessment criteria requires real time document samples of both proactive and reactive Health and Safety management.
Hawksafe can provide expert support and guidance for SSIP applications, assisting in the creation and implementation of the required documents and procedures saving your organisation both time and money.
In this article, we will explain how our SSIP accreditation support service can help your business secure accreditations with SSIP members including CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, Constructionline and many more.
The benefits of earning accreditations for your business
There are a number of benefits for your business when securing accreditations from the relevant industry bodies for health and safety compliance.
Accreditations show that your business has been officially recognised to possess the skills, qualifications and status necessary to safely perform the activities that you offer as a business. Having such accreditations builds trust with your customers and clients, both current and potential.
Official bodies offer a third-party confirmation of your competence to carry out business activities safely, maintaining the health and safety of all parties involved.
This is effectively a seal of approval for your business. Accreditations are one of the primary touchpoints clients and customers will look for on your website, in order to confirm that your business is credible. Possessing the relevant accreditations can be in a crucial factor in your business securing new partnerships, as not having them in place could derail your plans before they get on the track in the first place.
In short, accreditations can help growing businesses seal a new contract and begin their journey towards expanding as a company.
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Being registered with an SSIP scheme enables your business to secure contracts of work which would not necessarily be available without such a scheme in place. Many local authorities and tier 1/2 contractors require specified SSIP membership to enable access to their approved contractor framework.
Potential clients will be aware that you are a member of a recognised platform. This means you will be less likely to need to complete long tender forms.
If you are not used to long-winded tender forms, it can be easy to make mistakes. You may fill out the form incorrectly, be unsure what information is required, or spend a lot of time searching for the information you need, which could be better directed at other activities.
SSIP accreditation experts
At Hawksafe, we are SSIP accreditation experts who help our clients secure new accreditations regularly. Clients we work with to secure accreditations often tell us it is the first step towards them growing as a company, attracting better partners and reaching their organisational goals.
Save money and resource by signing up to our SSIP accreditation support service today.
Having effectively completed numerous SSIP schemes we are aware of the requirements for a successful SSIP application, one critical requirement is to provide documented evidence of a proactive and reactive Health and Safety managements system .
We can provide such documents as part of our membership schemes; these documents include but are not limited to:
- Health & safety and Environmental Policies
- Certificate of membership (access to competent advice)
- COSHH Assessment templates
- Risk Assessment templates
- Accident and incident procedures
- Training matrix template
We can also provide training on topics such as Asbestos awareness, Fire Marshall, Manual Handling, Working at Height, Supervision and Management all of which are a requirement for SSIP applications.