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Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)

We have extensive experience with supporting customers with SSIP scheme applications and are CHAS and SMAS accredited consultants. Our consultants support our customers through their detailed knowledge and expertise in assisting businesses to gain their chosen SSIP accreditation.

“I found the Train the Trainer update training excellent and very informative and I found Sarah an excellent trainer”

South Gloucestershire Council, January 2018

Why do our customers choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety Construction Building Management and Trades ItemsAs part of the construction procurement process, some larger companies and organisation such as Local Authorities require their subcontractors (you) to have been assessed and accredited by a member of the SSIP scheme.  This includes organisations such as CHAS, exor, Constructionline, smas, SafeContractor, alTius and Acclaim although there are many others.

This helps both buyers and you to reduce the paperwork and bureaucracy involved in assessing you as competent to carry out works on their behalf. We support many companies apply to and pass a PQQ style audits with one of these schemes.
Without our support this can be time consuming, frustrating and may result in a delay of getting on site, or even loss of a contract due to the difficulties in negotiating the requirements of some schemes.

Acorn Health and Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West.  Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.

Customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.

How do we support construction, building management and trades gain SSIP accreditation?

Some SSIP schemes require you to have used a competent health and safety advisor, or have a competent advisor on retention in order to pass part of their audit – making use of our consultants satisfy this requirement.

We can advise you on the specific documentary requirements of a scheme prior to making your application, or provide advice on a failed audit report.

We can advise on any additional documentation or supporting statements you can make when dealing with an SSIP scheme.

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

We have a selection of forms you can make use of to satisfy the needs of the SSIP scheme you have chosen.

We will advise on any queries you have in relation to the SSIP questionnaire and audit reports.  As a retained customer, you will receive a certificate to prove you have a competent advisor available if needed.

We will assign you a dedicated and competent health and safety professional who will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide any, help, advice or comment you need.

Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format.  Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.

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Whatever your health and safety needs are, our ‘Hassle Free’ retained consultancy service is here to help.

For one-off assessments or, a tailored approach, we offer a wide range of consultancy services speak to our consultants to discuss your needs.

Health and safety for Construction, Building Management and Trades businesses, made ‘Hassle Free’ with our retained consultancy service.

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