Welcome to the Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP Forum) website. Where safety is at the heart of procurement.
The Safety Schemes in Procurement forum (SSIP) is actively reducing health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain, by making cross-recognition between member schemes as effective as possible, and highlighting the savings to buyers and suppliers. SSIP member schemes have fully committed to the vision of driving unnecessary cost and confusion out of supplier health and safety assessment, and SSIP's core philosophy is to enable effective cross-recognition between existing schemes.
We are pleased to report that assessment by a member of SSIP is specifically highlighted as an effective route to health and safety assessment in the Government-backed construction pre-qualification document PAS 91.
Buyer choices are key…
Ultimately, the success of assessment cross-recognition depends on the understanding and behaviour of clients, main contractors and other buyers. By making information about a supplier's SSIP assessment or certification available to all buyers, SSIP is helping buyers to simply specify that their supplier need only be assessed by one SSIP member scheme.
As part of the continued development of SSIP, the SSIP web portal, hosting the names of suppliers who have been assessed or certificated by a member scheme, is free to access. The portal provides an excellent way of finding out if a supplier has already been health and safety assessed or certificated by an SSIP member scheme.
We are keen to work with any buyer who would like to know more about the benefits of recognising the many thousands of suppliers who are currently assessed by SSIP members.
On this site, you will also find an SSIP comments form, which is available for you to use, whether you are a buyer or supplier, or other interested stakeholder. We encourage you to tell us about your practical experience of cross-recognition, and any associated issues in relation to SSIP. Your comments on how we are doing are a vital contribution to our continual improvement.
Paul Reeve CFIOSH, Acting Chairman, SSIP