Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP)
Contractors and companies supplying services to the construction industry need to demonstrate to clients and others with legal duties that they have basic health and safety capabilities.
Successful assessment by a member of the SSIP forum (i.e. CHAS, Safe Contractor, ACHILLES) means that a recognised stage 1 assessment standard recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and accreditation schemes can be demonstrated.
If you have been asked to join a scheme, TSSS Health and Safety Management Consultants Ltd can support you in meeting the basic health and safety requirements of the SSIP forum members.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, as amended, requires that every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of:
The risk to health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed while at work.
The risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of and in connection with the conduct of his undertaken
Risks assessments must be reviewed if there is reason to suspect that is no longer valid; or
There has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates.
Employers with 5 or more employees must record:
The significant findings of their risk assessment
Groups of employees identified as being especially at risk for example, new and expecting mothers and young persons
Performance monitoring and measurement is an important element of any occupational health and safety management system and through audit and inspection, effective tools are provided to provide an organisation with the status of implementation and maintenance of operational controls and elements of the management system.
TSSS Safety Management Consultants provide a range of occupational health and safety audit and inspection services which include:
Gap analysis audits against the OHSAS 18001: 2007 management system standard
OH&S legal compliance audits / evaluation of compliance audits against UK occupational health and safety legislation
Internal management system audits as part of the OHSAS 18001: 2007 management system standard
Workplace and site inspections.