Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP)

Please Note: We now only offer documentation support for our Clients, it will be your responsibility to fill in your SSIP Applications Online.
We now have a dedicated page for assisting in your CHAS Assessment.

SSIP was founded in May 2009 following the Government report on Accelerating the SME economic engine: through transparent, simple and strategic procurement. Supported by the HSE, SSIP aims to streamline pre-qualification and encourage straightforward mutual recognition between its Member Schemes.

All assessments completed by the Member Schemes (CHAS, Safecontractor, SMAS etc) are completed utilising the SSIP Core Criteria which is aligned to the Government-backed construction pre-qualification document PAS 91, ensuring consistency within supply chain management.

SSIP assessments are all judged on core criteria approved by HSE. These core criteria describe what it means for a construction business to comply with basic health and safety law. The Core Criteria were published by HSE in Appendix 4 of the CDM 2007 Approved Code of Practice. With the new CDM 2015 Regulations, there is no immediate publication of an Approved Code of Practice, and the SSIP Forum have agreed to adopt the Core Criteria to become part of the SSIP Terms of Reference.

SSIP Members (Last Updated 16/03/21):

Most Popular H&S Assessment Schemes:

Certification Bodies (SSIP Logo will be on your ISO 45001:2018 Certificate):


SSIP registration is a key indicator that your company can demonstrate high levels of health and safety management. It shows an ongoing commitment to best practice within the work environment and the required levels of protection for your staff and contractors. As this sector is now more regulated than ever before, SSIP is the simple way to prove that your company takes this matter very seriously.

A huge problem for contractors is the need to be assessed by multiple health & safety schemes.

By becoming health & safety assessed with an SSIP scheme, you have satisfied the criteria for all other SSIP members’ schemes – saving you from having to pay multiple assessment fees.

Your Client should be able to accept any of the SSIP Member schemes certificates. If they are stipulating a certain member certificate and only accept one type, then they are creating more work for themselves and creating more work for you. Please challenge this with your Client.


Eryri Consulting Limited are a professional consultancy company based in North Wales. Our team are dedicated to supporting you and your business, no matter your size or current management system. We can help you with the SSIP assessment process by guiding you in the right direction and providing documentation templates as your Consultant. Having a retained contract with Eryri Consulting Limited will also help you with the assessment process.

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