What is SSIP?

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is not an assessment scheme, it is a membership or umbrella body for assessment schemes with the common aim of reducing both duplication and costs for both buyers and suppliers. Contractors do not join or become members of SSIP. It is the assessment schemes such as CHAS, Constructionline and SMAS who are registered members of SSIP. 

The SSIP Aims

  • To reduce duplication bureaucracy by cutting down on unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy at Stage 1 (Pre qualification) procurement.

  • To improve health and safety compliance by promoting a single standard of health and safety assessment at Stage 1, that clients can rely on.

How Does Having An Accreditation From One Of The SSIP Members Help Your Business?

  • SSIP is a name that you can trust their members are strictly vetted having an accreditation demonstrates your commitment to health and safety

  • By becoming health & safety assessed with an SSIP scheme, you have satisfied the criteria for all other SSIP members' schemes – meaning you can save money on having multiple accreditations

  • The scheme saves millions of pounds a year for both buyers and suppliers

  • It improves your professional image and allows you to win work that you otherwise wouldn’t be able too

How beAccredited Can Help 

The application process can seem quite daunting and is often a lengthy process but do not worry, our expert consultants can take this hassle away from you. All SSIP members require some very specific documents and training that you may not already have in place.

We will identify these gaps and provide you with support and guidance in ensuring that you’re deemed compliant and remain so in accordance with the accreditation body.

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