SSIP

Safety Schemes in Procurement

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What is SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)?

SSIP Certification with IMSM, saves you the most cherished of resources – time and money.

SSIP, or Safety Schemes in Procurement, functions as a collective organization that unites diverse health and safety schemes. It’s important to note that SSIP is not an accreditation but rather a certification process. Upon undergoing an evaluation by a member of the SSIP Forum, a business can attain an SSIP certificate.

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Becoming SSIP Verified (Safety Schemes in Procurement)

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. It’s an extremely convenient, effective, and affordable way to manage your ISO transition.

While some clients still complete these stage 1 assessments in-house, many now simply ask contractors to supply to valid and up-to-date certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme. As such, and SSIP Member Scheme certificate will be recognized by many clients within the construction industry, councils, and government bodies. In addition, it will also be recognized by other SSIP Member Schemes offering two-way recognition, meaning that you would not have to complete full health and safety assessment questionnaires for such schemes.

Benefits of SSIP for contractors and consultants

Obtaining the SSIP certification not only showcases a genuine dedication to health and safety, but also provides tangible evidence for your collaborators. For clients, this certification ensures a standardized approach, assuring them that all service providers meet consistent core criteria. The credibility of the certification is reinforced by the validation of assessments by qualified professionals. Achieving the SSIP certification streamlines the process of showcasing your health and safety credentials, offering a clear and credible demonstration of your commitment to maintaining a safe working environment.

Pre-qualification support and guidance with IMSM means that when you are being assessed to a recognized stage 1 standard (as set out within the CDM 2007 Core Criteria) you are fully prepared. Numerous industry pre-qualification schemes exist, which though necessary, can be a huge source of duplication and frustration, acting as a barrier to growth for many contractors. IMSM can significantly reduce the costs required by businesses working ot improve health and safety. IMSM work to actively reduce the time taken to progress through stage 1 assessments, working ot ensure that you fill in fewer health and safety assessments and maximize opportunities for increased exposure and recognition afforded by an SSIP Member Scheme certificate.

The ultimate purpose of the SSIP verification is for businesses who want to prove their dedication to health and safety. So, it’s generally attained by contractors or contractor businesses who can demonstrate their compliance with the SSIP Core Criteria, aligned with PAS 91.

How do Prosure360 and IMSM help contractors and consultants achieve SSIP?

If you hold an ISO 45001 certification through IMSM and require an SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) Member Scheme certificate, IMSM can support you to stage 1 without additional audits.

IMSM work closely with Prosure360, who can help you attain your SSIP certification, which extends to include Republic of Ireland Duty Holder Categories, including:

  • SSIP Approved IE
  • SSIP Approved IE Contractor
  • SSIP Approved IE Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS)

This will allow clients who have operations in Ireland to have specific SSIP for that operational base, giving them clear visibility between UK and Ireland-based service providers.

It also means that businesses that are solely based in Ireland can use Prosure360; this will support clients in building their relationships with service providers as they can choose which SSIP certification is best suited to their organization.

There are only a handful of SSIP-approved providers who can offer this, so Prosure360 is unique because it can deliver the SSIP, specific to the IE market.

We have found that the scheme offers a fast, efficient, and cost-effective way of demonstrating your health and safety competence and gaining a nationally recognized health and safety certificate from a SSIP Member Scheme.

With Prosure360, you can set bespoke questions with our pre-qualified assessment, set around the SSIP core criteria. This gives you the insight needed to make an informed choice about the suppliers and contractors you work with.

There are many industry pre-qualification schemes, which, despite being essential, often lead to substantial duplication and frustration; these schemes often impede a contractor’s ability to grow and expand their business. Prosure360 can significantly minimize the costs required by businesses working to improve health and safety.

Prosure360 is dedicated to minimizing the time required for assessment progression, aiming to streamline the process so that you complete fewer health and safety assessments. This approach offers opportunities for greater exposure and acknowledgement afforded by an SSIP Member Scheme certificate.

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IMSM will support your pre-qualification through the assessment process, providing on-site and telephone support. Many applications pass the first time, but if, for any reason, you do not meet the criteria, we will provide guidance on exactly what additional information is required. Prosure360 will reassess your application at no further costs, provided the additional information is provided promptly.

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Benefits of becoming Prosure360 verified

Once approved by Prosure360, your certificate should be recognized 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.

It allows you to demonstrate your health and safety competence to clients increasing your chances of getting onto their preferred supplier list for tenders. You can also proudly display the Prosure360 verified logo on your letterheads, publicity, and vehicles – showing your clients that you are committed to health and safety.

Benefits of becoming Prosure360 verified

Once approved by Prosure360, your certificate should be recognized 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.

It allows you to demonstrate your health and safety competence to clients increasing your chances of getting on to their preferred supplier list for tenders. You can also proudly display the Prosure360 verified logo on your letterheads, publicity, and vehicles – showing your clients that you are committed to health and safety.

Why do I need to demonstrate my core stage 1 health and safety competence?

Clients with duties under CDM 2007 must satisfy themselves that the businesses they engage or appoint are competent. This means that they must make reasonable enquiries to check that the organization or individual has an appropriate health and safety management system in place and is competent to do the relevant work.

How can you find out more information about Prosure360?

Discover more about Prosure360 or get in touch with their team directly.

Achieving the SSIP certificate not only signifies a standardized approach to health and safety but it also allows organizations to show their commitment to maintaining quality standards across the board. Start your journey with Prosure360 and IMSM today!

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For a free Quotation or On-Site presentation by an ISO Specialist, contact us today!

IMSM Inc USA Headquarters
515 S. Flower Street,
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Los Angeles, CA 90071
USA

Tel: 833 237 4676

Contact Us

For a free Quotation or On-Site presentation by an ISO Specialist, contact us today!

IMSM Inc USA Headquarters
515 S. Flower Street,
18th Floor,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
USA

Tel: 833 237 4676