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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:

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

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