SMAS Worksafe SSIP Accreditation (0-4 employees)
The SMAS Worksafe Contractor Accreditation is a fully accredited SSIP Assessment scheme and is a popular scheme particularly throughout the UK House Building Industry. Many of the leading housing developers insist upon registration with SMAS as part of their own criteria for awarding contracts to builders, contractors and other suppliers. Fortunately, Your Safety Advisor Ltd is well versed in assisting contractors to gain SMAS WorkSafe SSIP Accreditation and we can work with you to ensure that you have all of the required Health and Safety Documentation; Safety Training and support in place to achieve SMAS WorkSafe Accreditation.
Further details can be found below, although please note that this listing is for companies with less than 5 employees, if you have 5 or more employees, including labour only subcontractors, then please click here.
SMAS Worksafe Accreditation
At Your Safety Advisor Ltd we can help you to SMAS Worksafe Contractor Accreditation, quickly and easily without any fuss or stress. You can then simply concentrate on running and managing your own business.
SMAS Worksafe is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement or SSIP, which is the organisation that sits above and audits the various Heallth and Safety Assessment schemes such as SMAS Worksafe; CHAS; Exor; ConstructionLine; SafeContractor; Altius; CQMS and many more. The purpose of SSIP is ensure that all of the member schemes carry out their assessments to a common standard. This means that when a client selects an SSIP Accredited Contractor, it shouldn’t matter if the assessment was done by SMAS Worksafe; CHAS; Exor; or any of the other schemes.
Essentially, all SSIP Accreditation schemes are health and safety Pre-Qualification schemes, which allow contractors to demonstrate that they meet the minimum health and safety standards of the SSIP or Safety Schemes in Procurement.
Fortunately SMAS Worksafe is one of the more straightforward assessments and doesn’t have the huge number of different membership levels that schemes like CHAS have recently introduced. So if your looking for a straightforward Health and Safety Assessment Scheme which meets the SSIP Standards, then we usually recommend that our clients choose SMAS Worksafe.
You’ll still have to select the correct application, but the permutations are somewhat simpler, it comes down to the number of employees (less than 5 or 5+ and this should include any labour only sub-contractors) and whether you act as a Contractor or Principal Contractor. Once you’ve done that, its a case of completing the online Health and Safety Questionnaire and uploading evidence of your Health and Safety Training; Arrangements and Procedures etc. This can be the tricky bit, making sure your have the correct Health and Safety Documentation etc in place.
But fear not, Your Safety Advisor Ltd has years of experience in completing SMAS Worksafe and other SSIP Safety Accreditation’s and assessments on behalf of our clients.
An SSIP Safety Accreditation is something that many contractors and tradesmen find is an essential business requirement and without it they are simply overlooked when it comes to tendering for local authorities, the NHS, Housing Associations, Schools/Colleges, Main Contractor and many other clients. So at Your Safety Advisor Ltd, we provide a straight talking service to make sure that you can gain your SMAS Worksafe SSIP Safety Accreditation with the least possible hassle. As part of our service, we can guide you on exactly which level of membership is needed, we can then log on and complete the online SMAS Worksafe Assessment Questionnaire on your behalf. We will also act as your Retained Health and Safety Advisors (another SMAS/SSIP requirement!) to provide you with access to competent health and safety advice. In addition to this, we can also ensure that you have all of the necessary health and safety procedures, management arrangements and Safety Policy’s in place.
What Does SMAS Worksafe assess?
SMAS Worksafe assesses all areas of your health and safety and these are some of the key factors that will typically be examined:
- Health and Safety Policy Manual, including:
- Safety Policy Statement
- Organisation of Health and Safety
- Health and Safety Arrangements
- Examples of:
- Health and safety training Records, such as:
- Insurance details, including:
- Employers Liability Insurance (where applicable)
- Public Liability Insurance
- PUWER / Equipment Maintenance records
- PAT Testing Records
- Health Surveillance Records
- Safety Audit Records
- Evidence of Access to Competent Health and Safety Advice
Although this may be daunting on first sight, to the professionals at Your Safety Advisor Ltd, its just a list of requirements that we will make sure you have in place before your SMAS Worksafe Application is submitted for assessment purposes.
What are the Benefits of Being SMAS SSIP Accredited?
The benefits of being SMAS Worksafe/SSIP accredited for contractors and tradesmen include:
- A nationally recognised Safety Accreditation (SMAS Worksafe)
- SSIP Membership
- Access to tender lists
- Increased company status
- Potential to grow your business
- The establishment of Safety Systems for your company
- Simplification of future Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ’s)
- Demonstration of compliance with Health and Safety Requirements
However, for many businesses, particularly smaller companies and sole traders, the prospect of completing a SMAS Worksafe application can be a daunting, confusing and time-consuming prospect. Therefore our retained Health and Safety Advisor Service helps to level the playing field when compared with larger contractors who may have their own in-house safety department, by enabling small companies and sole traders to have access to competent health and safety advice for a low annual fee.
Additionally as a Retained Health and Safety Advisor Service customer, our Safety Consultants can help to complete your SMAS Worksafe SSIP Accreditation at a low fixed cost, enabling you to become SMAS Worksafe Accredited quickly and simply.
We offer a fixed cost SMAS Worksafe Accreditation service, the price of which includes:
- Full unlimited support throughout the assessment process until your application has been approved
- Provision of our Retained Health and Safety Advisor Service for 12 months
- Addition of our Virtual Safety Advisor service
- Access to our unique online Safety Box health and safety resource
- Completion of the online SMAS Worksafe Health & Safety Questionnaire
- Uploading of your supporting information and evidence to the SMAS Portal
- We will help you to create all the documents and supporting evidence required, which will typically include:
- Health & Safety Policy
- Risk Assessments
- Method Statements
- CoSHH Assessments
- Sub-Contractor Competence Assessments
- Toolbox Talk
- Health and Safety Training etc.
Unlike some other organisations providing a similar service, all SMAS Worksafe applications are completed by Your Safety Advisor Ltd using our own Chartered Health and Safety experts with ongoing safety support throughout the process. We do not use administrators/clerical staff or lowly qualified safety staff to carry out this work.