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Safety Schemes in Procurement

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What is SSIP?

There are a number of schemes that assess the basic health and safety capability of contractors. These include CHAS, Safe Contractor and SMAS, to name just a few.

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is the leading umbrella scheme for bodies that assess contractors to nationally-recognised health and safety 'core criteria'.

The main aim of SSIP, which is supported by the ECA, is to reduce pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) paperwork and its associated costs, and thus make it easier for businesses and organisations to tender for contracts. The aims of SSIP are also supported by the HSE.

Why is this important?

Historically, many contractors have found that they have had to be assessed by numerous pre-qualification schemes to be eligible to tender for various contracts. Our aim is to help to reduce this number significantly.

How can membership of the ECA help with SSIP?

Your FREE CHAS Assessment

If your business is not already assessed by another Pre-Qualification scheme the ECA will cover the cost of your first time CHAS assessment and help you with your pre-qualification questions, to ensure that you have a maximum chance of success.

The ECA has also negotiated a discount for those Members that require a CHAS 'Group Application'.

Winning Contracts & SSIP compliance?

Many specifiers visit the ECA website to identify potential contractors for their projects. Often, they will filter the results to identify members who are SSIP compliant.

Members who are already SSIP Compliant can add their name to the ECA website by providing details of their relevant scheme to the ECA Membership Department. This is then logged onto the company record and will appear on ECA website search results when ‘SSIP compliance’ is required.

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