CONTRACTOR SSIP ASSESSMENT (CHAS etc)
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.