6 Benefits of SMAS Worksafe Accreditation
Visibility to Clients:
The SMAS Worksafe database is viewed by the procurement teams of our Clients including Persimmon, Redrow Homes, Cala Homes, Midas and many more. Developing an advertising campaign to access that sort of audience would cost significantly more than the cost of the SMAS SSIP accreditation.
The client is then able to reach out to SSIP approved contractors through our portal to discuss potential opportunities.
Demonstrating H&S Competence:
Contractors have a legal responsibility to put appropriate H&S Management systems in place. If you have a system that meets the SSIP Core Criteria, why not gain a nationally recognised accreditation and advertise to your customers and potential clients letting them know that you are serious about H&S?
SSIP Mutual Recognition
Mutual recognition helps contractors save costs when clients ask for a specific SSIP accreditation. If you hold a valid SMAS Worksafe certificate other SSIP registered Member Schemes such as CHAS or SafeContractor will not ask you to repeat the core H&S questions and will use a “deem to satisfy” process to grant you one of their certificates for a reduced cost.
This is also applicable if you already hold a valid approval with another SSIP Member Scheme and wish to gain the SMAS Worksafe Certificate. We will only ask you to complete a simple verification form and provide your existing certificate.
- If you need to complete a PAS 91 or Construction Line questionnaire a SMAS Worksafe certificate will exempt you from having to complete the core H&S questions again, to gain their accreditation.
Save time and money:
Under H&S legislation clients need to ensure that any sub-contractors they engage with are competent. Holding a valid SMAS Worksafe certificate means contractors simply need to submit that certificate to potential clients in order to demonstrate that they operate an appropriate H&S management system that meets the SSIP Core Criteria, saving both you and the client time in the tendering process.
Ensure your H&S management system remains appropriate:
Annual certification by SMAS Worksafe means that you are regularly audited to ensure your H&S systems remain up to date. During your SMAS assessment if any failings are found they will be identified and advised to you – provided they are rectified you will not be charged a re-assessment fee.
This can give you peace of mind that your health & safety management system is always up to date and follows the latest guidance and advice, reducing the risks to you and your workforce.
Let SMAS Worksafe help you manage your sub-contractors:
H&S legislation states that contractors must take the necessary checks to ensure that any sub-contractors they engage with operate in an appropriate H&S management system. This can take up valuable time and resources. Outsourcing this process to SMAS is FREE and in addition, you get access to:
- their qualified assessment and client support team.
- a web-based portal that allows you to monitor and communicate with your subcontractors.
- the SMAS database of c20,000 contractors to help you identify potential new sub-contractors.
Apply for a SMAS Worksafe Health & Safety Certificate.
Need assistance? Contact the SMAS team on 01752 697370.