Are you thinking about getting a H&S Accreditation such as Safecontractor or CHAS? Unsure whether it’s worth it? The benefits should definately be considered if you are looking to grow your trades business to the next level.
For example, I recently delivered health and safety training to a local authority who insisted they only use contractors that have CHAS accreditaion. The main reason is that it speeds up the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) process. If you have the accreditation, you may automatically get taken on as a supplier of trades services. If you don’t hols a SSiP accreditation you could be missing out on lucrative contracts.
Having an accreditation will open up possibilities for larger contracts with big companies. For example, Greggs Bakery, only use trade suppliers who are registered on the Safecontractor database. You will also get access to “meet the buyer” events such as the ones hosted by Constructionline.
Being accredited by SafeContractor or CHAS means your procedures, policies, training and insurances have already been rigorously audited. This gives the client assurances that you have your necessary health and safety documentation already in place.
Bearing an logo such as Safecontractor makes good business sense and is good for your reputation. Many members choose to get an accreditation in order to provide clients with demonstrable assurance that they are capable and competent to work safely and comply with legislation such as the Construction, Design and Management Regulations.
If you would like more details regarding our accreditation assistance service contact us on 01543 509074.