In this blog, we’ll tackle some of the most common questions regarding the SSIP accreditation, and the benefits of becoming accredited through Altius.
In a previous blog, we looked into the importance of demonstrating compliance through accreditations, particularly when it comes to health and safety regulations.
With £9.7 billion in annual costs for cases of work-related ill health in 2015/16, accreditations such as the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) are essential for suppliers and contractors to build the trust of brands. They also demonstrate that the business is trying to actively reduce health and safety costs, and provide transparency and clarity that they are keeping up to date with compliance.
Firstly, what is the SSIP?
The SSIP is an umbrella accreditation ensuring that companies are compliant with health and safety and CDM regulations. The SSIP is also actively reducing health and safety assessment costs in the supply chain and has so far saved suppliers more than £41m since its inception.
The value, then, of SSIP accreditation is clear for suppliers who want to deliver assurance to their clients.
How does the SSIP accreditation demonstrate capability to clients?
Thousands of suppliers across the globe are already using the Altius supplier network as a way of proving their high health and safety standards to clients.
We understand that consistently monitoring all internal processes is difficult, especially when trying to ensure your clients are satisfied. Joining the SSIP through Altius, and having access to the Altius supplier network, gives you the support, technology, and expertise to make sure you’re health and safety regulation compliant.
Clients have chosen to work with Altius suppliers because they trust their information is consistently monitored all year round, something that similar schemes cannot offer. Altius is committed to ensuring you are accredited as quickly and as smoothly as possible, saving you time and effort for accreditation that will hold you in good stead for future clients.
Won’t an assessment take a long time?
If you’re looking for a quick and accurate assessment of your supply chain compliance to the most up to date health and safety standards, the team at Altius has consistently provided over 90% of suppliers their assessment report within two working days.
As part of the Altius supplier network, you’ll have quicker access to your accreditation, which will result in happier, more confident clients.
If you require accreditation quickly, you can also fast-track the process. Take a look at the full list of Altius accreditation subscriptions to learn more.
Where will I be listed once accredited?
When your business becomes accredited, it will be visible on the SSIP portal as a contractor, designer, principal designer or principal contractor.
You will also be listed on Altius’ online directory, CDMComply, giving you the added opportunity to win new business from clients who use CDMComply to source contractors and suppliers.
You can also share and promote your accreditation across your website, and with whoever needs access to it.
What are the additional benefits of the CDM Comply?
At Altius, we ensure that suppliers suppliers with alerts and updates to client requirements in real time. Using software such as the ‘Exigo’ system, you can track and manage compliance on demand.
You'll not only get access to our multi-award winning software but also to our world-class, friendly and knowledgeable customer service team.
Interested in becoming SSIP accredited?
If you’re looking to join the SSIP portal, look no further than CDM Comply.