SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)

SSIP Certification with IMSM saving you the most cherished of resources - time & money


If you have been advised to join a pre-qualification scheme, or are thinking of being assessed to help ensure that you are meeting basic health and safety standards“ then contacting an SSIP Forum member is a very sensible first step.

SSIP for Contractors:

Contractors are required to demonstrate to clients that they have basic health and safety. Successful pre-qualification is a powerful tool in securing new business faster for contractors in your industry sector.

This allows for concentration on the project or job specific tasks of ensuring that suppliers have: specific experience in the type of work that they will be contracted to do; that they have trained staff; and that they have the resources to meet the clients needs.

Pre-qualification schemes exist, which though necessary, can be a huge source of frustration, acting as a barrier to growth for many contractors. IMSM can reduce significantly the costs required from businesses working to improve health and safety. IMSM in partnership with SSIP CB, work to actively reduce the time taken to progress through stage 1. Whilst working to ensure that you fill in far fewer health and safety assessments and fast tracking maximization opportunities for increased exposure and recognition as an SSIP worksafe contractor.

SSIP for Consultants:

Consultants have a requirement under the CDM 2007 regulations to establish their competence at Stage 1 to undertake the commission required by the client. This can be done individually, however, often time is wasted with many similar requests from each client on every commission.

The SSIP Forum enables consultants to prequalify under the CDM appendix 4 requirements streamlining this process. IMSM working in partnership with SSIP CB, a member of the SSIP Forum, can support your application, reducing significantly the costs required from businesses working to improve health and safety.

Hold OHSAS 18001 but need SSIP?

Save time gain SSIP and avoid numerous pre-qualification schemes.

If you hold an OHSAS 18001 certification and require SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) IMSM working in partnership with SSIP CB, Registered member can support you to Stage 1 without additional audits, maximising wherever possible the mutual regognition of SSIP Forum member pre-qualification Schemes.

SSIP CB Worksafe Schemes offer a fast, efficient and cost effective way of demonstrating your heath and safety competence and gaining a nationally recognised H&S certificate from a SSIP Member Scheme.

SSIP Membership.

SSIP CB is a Registered member of the Safetey Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum, your SSIP CB Worksafe Certificate should be recognised by many other SSIP member schemes meaning that you should not have to complete further full Health & Safety assessment questionares for SSIP member schemes (who offer mutual recognition), whilst your certificate remains valid.

Many Clients will now only use contractors and consultants selected from an approved datebase who have demonstrated level of competence in their H&S management systems.

Fast and straightforward processes.

IMSM will support your pre-application threough to the assessment process, providing on site and telephone support. Many applications pass first time, but if for any reason you do not meet the cirteria we will provide guidance on exactly what additional information is required. SSIP CB will re-assess your application at no further cost, provided the additional information is provided promtly.

Benefits of obtaining a SSIP CB Worksafe Certificate.

Once approved by SSIP CB your current valid worksafe certificate should be recognised by other SSIP member schemes (who offer mutual recognition) as adequate proof of meeting the Stage 1 Core Criteria, subject to completing their own verification process. Saving you both time and money.

It allows you to demonstrate your Health & Safety competence to suppliers.
increasing your chances of getting onto their preferred supplier lists for tenders.

Once approved by SSIP CB your current valid worksafe certificate should be recognised by other SSIP member schemes (who offer mutual recognition) as adequate proof of meeting the Stage 1 Core Criteria, subject to completing their own verification process. Saving you both time and money.

It allows you to demonstrate your Health & Safety competence to suppliers.It allows you to proudly display the SSIP CB Worksafe logo on your letterheads, publicity and vehicles  showing your clients that you are serious about your safety.

Why do I need to demonstrate my core Stage 1 H&S competence?

Clients with duties under CDM 2007 must satisfy themselves that the business they engage or appoint are competent in H&S. This means that they must make reasonable enquires to check that the organization or individual is competent to work and allocate adequate resources to it.

How long will the Worksafe Certificate last?

The Certificate will last for 12 months from the date of assessment.

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