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FASET SECURES SSIP APPROVAL

Fall arrest and safety net rigging body provides greater reassurance

The trade body representing the fall arrest and safety net rigging industry, FASET, has been successfully assessed as meeting the core criteria of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)

SSIP is the HSE supported certification scheme intended to cut health and safety costs and reduce bureaucracy during the pre-qualification stage of the construction procurement process.

Any organisation wishing to secure the services of a FASET member company can do so in the knowledge that the company has the necessary skills, etc. to satisfy the pre-qualification stage of procurement required by the CDM 2015 – Regulation 8.

HSE CDM 2015 Legal Guidance states that in addition to pre-qualification those responsible for making appointments should also check that those being appointed have enough experience and a good record in managing the risks involved in the project.

Demonstrates scope and thoroughness of FASET audit

Comments company secretary, Tony Seddon:

“Accreditation by SSIP demonstrates the scope and thoroughness of the FASET audit, the process by which FASET members are first admitted into membership and then assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure their continued compliance with the association’s strict membership criteria.

Safety nets are an integral part of saving lives and reducing injuries. It’s therefore essential that the companies that supply and install them use only approved products to industry standards, employ recognised testing and maintenance regimes, and install them using only FASET trained safety net riggers.”

The SSIP initiative, which already includes BSI and NSCC, simplifies pre-qualification and encourages straightforward, mutual recognition between its member schemes.

 

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