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Introducing our new SSIP service

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We are pleased to announce that we are diversifying our service offering, providing SSIP accreditation help for companies. We can now assist with attaining SSIP schemes CHAS and SafeContractor on a stand-alone one-time basis, which previously has only been a part of our retainer offering.

Read on to find out about SSIP, CHAS and SafeContractor schemes, along with our pricing for each service.

What is SSIP?

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is the umbrella organisation responsible for pulling together multiple occupational health and safety schemes with the aim of reducing costs for both supplier and buyers, in particular within the construction industry.

SSIP now features over 60 members who have accredited over 55,000 suppliers, saving them more than £140 million, a number that is growing annually. Obtaining SSIP membership simplifies the process of tendering while also giving prospective clients assurance of credibility.

What is CHAS?

The Contactors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) is a pre-approval scheme relating to health and safety. It improves your professional image while also reducing administration time in the tender process.

What is SafeContractor?

SafeContractor is an accreditation that showcases that a business prioritises their employees’ health and safety first and foremost. It involves completing assessments through a dedicated portal, saving time and tailoring questions relevant to your business, saving time and effort.

What are the benefits?

Both CHAS and SafeContractor membership provides additional benefits that can save your company hundreds of pounds each year, such as tailored business insurance, fuel discounts, e-learning training and Business Shield support.

This membership affiliates your business with the SSIP, adding credibility and enhancing the opportunities with Local Authorities. You can also display both the CHAS and SafeContractor logos on company marketing material, website and stickers.

Packages and Pricing

Our service fees:

CHAS ADVANCED (UNDER 5 PAYE EMPLOYEES) £700 + VAT

CHAS ADVANCED (5+EMPLOYEES) £900 + VAT

SAFECONTRACTOR £850 + VAT

*Note: these fees are separate to joining fees accrued for each accreditation

We can complete all of your paperwork for any of the below accreditations and submit your applications within 5 working days. In order to begin the process, we will require the following:

· Accreditation login details (you will receive these after purchasing your chosen accreditation).

· Employee qualifications, for example, CSCS cards and NVQS.

· Contact details of your health and safety advisor including their CV and qualifications (If you have one).

· Copy of your full accounts for last year including turnover, balance sheet and profit and loss (This will not be needed if you have not been trading for more than one year).

· Any RAMS you have from the past 12 months that have been signed by you or your employees (We can create these if you don’t have any).

· All insurance certificates and schedules you have. Employers and Public liability insurance are needed as a minimum.

· Asbestos awareness certification. You must have an Asbestos awareness cert to pass CHAS. If you do not have one, please get one online via clicking here, and send your cert to me once you have it.

*Note: Each accreditation has a variety of packages available and joining fees depend on a number of factors such as your annual turnover and number of PAYE employees.

If you are in need of assistance with any aspect of Health and Safety management, we’d be delighted to help. Whether you have questions or are looking for advice and support to maintain standards, call 01792 323404, or submit your enquiry here, and we’ll be happy to talk it over with you.