Altius is delighted to announce the launch of CDMComply, the new online public directory of CDM compliant contractors and consultants.
CDMComply provides a low cost CDM 2007 Core Criteria Stage 1 assessment that is Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) accredited. Priced at £110 for all sizes of company, it also provides a marketing showcase to help CDM approved contractors and consultants generate new business.
The new service complements Altius's wider Assured Vendor service. All Altius Assured Vendors who are SSIP approved will be automatically listed on both the Altius and CDMComply portals - providing a double marketing boost. The minority of Altius Assured Vendors who aren't already SSIP accredited can go through the assessment and gain a free CDMComply listing as part of their existing membership fee.
CDMComply approval is recognised through SSIP by all other SSIP members, including Chas, SafeContractor and Constructionline. SSIP, which is supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), promotes mutual recognition among health & safety assessment schemes.
CDMComply is a public site that can be searched free of charge - by company name or type of work - by anyone seeking CDM approved suppliers. The search will return a CDM profile, including a company overview, with the option of requesting permission from the contractor or consultant to view their health & safety documentation.
Clients and main contractors can also become registered users, a free service, which allows them to create their own private lists of contractors and sub-contractors. This enables them to manage compliance and gain better control and visibility of their supply chain. Alerts for changes in compliance status can also be set up to make monitoring easy.
Businesses gaining assurance via CDMComply are given their own unique URL that links to their online profile. This enables them to share and display evidence that they are a CDM and SSIP approved contractor or consultant and to showcase marketing information.
Altius also developed the SSIP portal, which brings together the UK’s leading health and safety pre-qualification schemes, including CDMComply, and provides verification of thousands of contractors and consultants who have successfully completed a rigorous CDM 2007 Core Criteria Stage 1 assessment. Those that have been assessed by an SSIP scheme can demonstrate to any client or main contractor that they meet the recognised standard for health and safety performance without filling in additional questionnaires.