Havio has helped a number of our clients to achieve accreditation with safety schemes such as CHAS, SafeContractor, Exor, SMAS and Constructionline.
Our experience in supporting our clients with their applications for accreditation can range from reviewing a client’s application and carrying out a gap analysis, to starting from the beginning, and advising on the types of evidence a client needs to provide and reviewing that evidence before uploading it to the online application. Once satisfied that your application is in the best possible shape, Havio can submit your application on your behalf.
Particularly during 2019, Havio has seen a marked change in the attention to detail and level of scrutiny of the supporting evidence by the Assessors, with some very precise requirements for additional evidence in order to pass.
The Assessors want to see evidence from projects or tasks undertaken within the last 12 months, or, very occasionally, from the last 24 months. A good piece of evidence will show the full Company name and logo and will be signed and dated. There is a greater emphasis on communicating with employees, making sure they are trained, informed and kept up to date with what is required of them in order to be compliant with Health and Safety procedures and regulations. Assessors expect to see that employees have signed for receipt and understanding of health and safety policies, instructions, training and equipment, including PPE.
Keeping records is critical to success in achieving accreditations, and these can be electronic, rather than paper records. Copies of induction records, training certificates and skills cards, inspection records, equipment service and repair records, insurance certificates and copies of risk assessments and safe systems of work are all very relevant in demonstrating how your Company operates and complies with Health and Safety legislation.
At Havio, we are very proud of our 100% success record in supporting our clients through their applications to achieve accreditation to SSIP membership schemes. A recent accreditation project with our customer, Commercial Roofing UK Ltd, led to a successful accreditation with SafeContractor.
“We recently had the daunting task of completing yet another questionnaire for the purpose of reapplying for our SafeContractor accreditation. Slightly more onerous this year, as is to be expected, and not always easy to find the time for such an exercise.
So, once again, we sought help and advice from Havio. Tracey has the patience and understanding of a saint, made sense of complex questions and offered suggestions where we were baffled. She also dealt with uploading the majority of the documents on our behalf.
Thank you, Havio and Tracey; we couldn’t have secured our accreditation without you.”
Lesley Piper, Commercial Roofing UK Ltd
Please contact us for support with your Accreditation.