What is Safety Schemes in Procurement?

SSIP logo

A huge problem for contractors is the need to be assessed by multiple health & safety schemes. By becoming health & safety assessed with an SSIP scheme, you have satisfied the criteria for all other SSIP members’ schemes – saving you from having to pay multiple assessment fees.

Constructionline accepts all valid SSIP member certificates as evidence of competence in health and safety management.

Acclaim Accreditation is a registered SSIP member scheme.

The key facts about SSIP

Reducing duplication in construction health and safety

SSIP now has over thirty members – both assessment schemes and UKAS accredited certification bodies who offer OHSAS 18001 certification in construction. Together they save millions of pounds a year for both buyers and suppliers.
All member assessment schemes undergo an annual audit to ensure that they meet the SSIP standards required for mutual recognition and as an assurance of consistent standards for both buyers and suppliers.

More choice for buyers, less expense for suppliers

Constructionline accepts a health & safety accreditation certificate from any SSIP scheme in place of our own health & safety questionnaire. In addition to Acclaim Accreditation, current SSIP members can be viewed here.

For buyers

Why limit your choice of suppliers to a single scheme? As a buyer, adopting SSIP can help you access more suppliers assessed to CDM 2015 and the SSIP core criteria. At the time of writing, in August 2017, over 21,000 Constructionline suppliers have been assessed by one SSIP member or another – and as usual, access to the database is free to buyers.

The benefits of Acclaim Accreditation

Examples of use

To find out how SSIP works for companies in the real world – please download the case study below:

ASW Property Services Ltd