SAFETY SCHEMES IN PROCUREMENT (SSIP)
STREAMLINING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARDS IN CONSTRUCTION
In the ever-competitive construction sector, having to satisfy multiple health and safety schemes can be a prohibitive cost and burden, with multiple assessment fees needed to meet the standards expected of different tenders and framework agreements.
Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) provides a solution by reducing duplication and cost, whilst also increasing choice. And Bureau Veritas has the skilled auditors to certify you against the requirements.
WHAT IS SAFETY SCHEMES IN PROCUREMENT (SSIP)?
Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is an umbrella scheme with the common aim of reducing duplication and costs for both buyers and suppliers. By becoming health and safety assessed with an SSIP scheme, an organisation will have satisfied the criteria for all other SSIP members’ schemes.
SSIP is not a membership scheme for suppliers, but it does provide access to markets and deliver competitive advantage. A ‘Deem to Satisfy’ certificate can be issued for additional member schemes, saving the cost, time and administrative burden of going through further assessment processes. Certification Bodies do not issue “deem to satisfy” certificates. We issue accredited ISO45001 SSIP certificates. N.B. BVC are not accredited for Ireland.
All assessments completed by SSIP’s Member Schemes are completed in alignment with the Government-backed construction pre-qualification document PAS 91, ensuring consistency and within supply chain management.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SSIP?
- Improve health and safety performance with external validation of your commitment to safety
- Reduce duplication and simplify the application process for bids
- Reduce costs, both of health and safety assessments and through safer practices, including lower insurance costs
- Win more business by improving access to bids, tenders and frameworks
- Streamline your supply chain
HOW DOES SSIP RELATE TO ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is the international management systems standard for occupational health and safety. It provides a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risk and create better, safer working conditions.
Adopting the standard creates a management system that proactively prevents injury and ill health at work. If you are already certified to ISO 45001, Bureau Veritas can also certify you against the requirements of SSIP with combined audits UK only, not Ireland.
Bureau Veritas is experienced in a wide range of certification schemes including construction sector-specific schemes and ISO 45001. Our experienced team can help assess your occupational health and safety management system to ensure that you meet the requirements of SSIP.
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