In accordance with CDM regulations your company requires ongoing arrangements in place to manage health and safety through the supply-chain and throughout the construction phase. If your company is subcontracting work and does not have clear visibility of your supply-chain, then this can leave your business vulnerable.
Supply-chains can be complex and have multiple tiers. This can often mean that companies attending site are several tiers from the main contractor, and have not undertaken the same level of health and safety assessment. If individual contractors have not achieved the same level of checks and assessment, then your company may be exposed to significant risks.
Companies need a consistent and standard approach to confirm contractors meet the required standards of health and safety to work on their sites.
How can SMAS help?
Gaining visibility of your supply-chain is critical. Once you know where the vulnerabilities are, then you can manage them effectively.
SMAS has been supporting clients manage their supply chains H&S obligations for over 10 years.
As a registered member of the SSiP, SMAS assesses contractors against the SSiP Core Criteria; this enables them to benefit from an industry recognised approach to demonstrating H&S to multiple Clients within the Construction industry.
Our support starts once we receive a list of the contractors in your supply-chain which you require to be assessed. Once we have this data then your dedicated account manager will contact you to discuss how many contractors are already SMAS Worksafe accredited and how many are required to register.
As your suppliers register they are then assessed and as they demonstrate sufficient H&S practices will be awarded SMAS Worksafe accreditation and will be listed as ‘approved’ on the SMAS Contractor portal for your teams to see.
As annual certificates come up for renewal the SMAS renewals team will contact them on your behalf and ensure the required health and safety standards remain in place and their certification is renewed.
Find, Manage, Monitor
The SMAS Contractor portal provides Clients with the ability to access live data on their supply-chains H&S obligations.
The online tools we provide directly support your company in meeting your responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
|CDM Regulations 2015 require your company to||The SMAS Contractor Portal and Process helps by|
|sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to|
|providing a process which means that SMAS are working with,your suppliers to maintain in-date H&S certification all year around|
|have the right people for the right job at the right time||enabling your teams to find suppliers,across the UK by H&S status|
|cooperate and coordinate your work with others||letting you share supplier information and,comments with your colleagues locally and across regional teams|
|have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed||enabling your company to identify real-time compliance risks across regions and site locations so you can see what areas are at risk and need managing|
|communicate this information,effectively to those who need to know||allowing you to share information effectively with your internal teams and send immediate communication to at risk contractors direct from the portal|
|consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed||providing you with template emails to use to educate and inform your suppliers of their H&S responsibilities and the importance / benefits of third party accreditation|