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SIMPLIFYING THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) website launched

SSIP was established in response to the proliferation of health and safety pre-qualification questionnaires and the consequent burden on businesses to repeatedly pre-qualify in all sectors. The SSIP Forum will:

  • act as an umbrella body to facilitate mutual recognition between H&S schemes;
  • advise and influence clients about acceptable interpretation and appropriateness of H&S competence standards in UK schemes.
  • embrace the core guidance on competence and training in the CDM 2007 Approved Code of Practice (ACoP).

The organisations represented on the SSIP Forum include most of the major operators of health and safety accreditation schemes 

HSE is also a member and recognises that an accreditation assessment carried out by any of the member schemes satisfies the requirements of the CDM 2007 Core Criteria. The HSE state that: “any client wishing to procure the services of a business which has achieved accreditation can be confident that a reasonable and robust judgement has been made that the standard for competency in CDM 2007 have been met, for the first stage of procurement.”

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4 Responses to “SIMPLIFYING THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS”

  1. HSE RESEARCH ON COMPETENCY ISSUES | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

    […] The first paper appears to have informed the development of the Safety Schemes in Procurement Website and in that sense is somewhat historical. The second paper calls for further research and (for […]

  2. UPDATE ON WORK OF HSE CONSTRUCTION DIVISION | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

    […] of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum and agreement by members of the Forum to mutually recognise schemes which adopt the […]

  3. REVIEW OF CDM REGULATIONS RESEARCH PUBLISHED | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

    […] deal more to be done to address the shortcomings of multiple accreditation schemes with lack of mutual recognition. The confusion, cost and bureaucracy arising from multiple card schemes for individuals with […]

  4. HSE CONSTRUCTION CHIEF ON 2013 PRIORITIES | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

    […] and Prequals: industry bodies should to come together to consolidate and reform the plethora of card and pre-qualification schemes required to prove […]