Many Clients will now only use contractors and consultants selected from an approved database who have demonstrated the appropriate level of competence in their H&S management systems. Clients can be assured that contractors and consultants who have been assessed and accredited by an SSIP member scheme have achieved the initial threshold of competence to provide specific services.
Safecontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 200 major clients and over 18,000 contractor members.
Registered members with the safecontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.
With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the safecontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors
Since its launch in 2009, SSIP activity has increasingly been able to cut pre-qualification costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain. With the ever-present prospect of government legislation to reduce wasteful and excessive pre-qualification, SSIP is concentrating on making cross-recognition of member schemes as effective as possible, and on highlighting the resulting savings to the supply chain. We are pleased to report that assessment by a member of SSIP has been specifically highlighted as a key route to health and safety pre-qualification in the 2013 edition of the Government-backed construction pre-qualification document PAS 91.
Having a local Health & Safety Adviser as the 'eyes on your site' is a major benefit for any construction company, but combine that regional expertise with the extensive national resources of The Building Safety Group and you can be assured that your Health & Safety requirements are in safe hands.
Many larger construction companies are considering whether they should employ an in-house Health & Safety Adviser or out-source their requirements to a specialist service. By out-sourcing Health & Safety requirements to the expert team at the Building Safety Group, construction companies can make huge financial savings and benefit from a large and flexible.