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Safety Accreditation Support
SSIP Support is available via our "Sister company" Marksafety Consultancy LLP.
Hear are some of the most frequently asked questions;

What is it? 

SSIP is the collective name given to a group of assessment bodies that award safety accreditation certification including CHAS, Safecontractor, SMAS and so on. An auditor assesses your safety management systems based on evidence you submit. Note that this is an assessment made by a experienced safety professional and not a simple application, No two businesses or assessments are the same.

Why get it? 

Reasons you might want to apply for safety accreditation may include reassuring yourself that your safety documents have been checked by a third party auditor. ​Standing out to win larger projects, work with corporate clients and government contracts or maybe advertise your conscientious approach to the world and avoid client safety questionnaires. 

Why Marksafety? 

Many SSIP support providers offer minimal involvement from you, fixed costs and/or a speedy turnaround. We do not believe anyone can guarantee these things or indeed get certification for you! We aim to be transparent simply offering experience, knowledge and tools to support you progressing your SSIP Accreditation and maintain focus.


How does it work? 

Step 1. An initial consultation will ensure you understand the process, costs and requirements. If you are happy to proceed simply apply for your SSIP and forward log-in details to us.

Step 2. We will provide a gap analysis / action plan with document templates where possible. We will be on hand to advise you and answer general questions while you collate evidence.

Step 3. Once all evidence is together forward it to us. We will check, upload and submit this on your behalf. If there is additional evidence required by your assessor we will repeat step 2 and 3.  


How long will it take? 

This depends on how fast you can collate required evidence. Typically first time applications are submitted for assessment within four weeks. 


How much will it cost? 

This depends on the size of your business and type of assessment you apply for. Our fixed fee support starts at £495 and we can quote for any additional work or training separably should this be needed.

What is the first step? 

To learn more Schedule a free half hour consultation with us to discuss your requirements and the process.

Evidence you MAY need?

1. Full (signed and dated) Health & Safety Policy

2. Your Safety Advisers details, CV and Certificates


3. Details of RIDDOR reported incidents within 3 years

4. Details of any Enforcement action within 5 years

5. Task specific Risk Assessments / Method Statements

6. COSHH (substance) Risk Assessments

7. Work equipment inspection records

8. Electrical equipment PAT test certificates

9. Occupational Health Policy / Arrangements 

10. Face fit certificates

11. PPE provision records

12. Manual Handling arrangements, Risk Assessment and training


13. Working at Height arrangements Risk Assessment and training

14. Asbestos arrangements, Risk Assessment and training

15. First Aid arrangements,


16. First Aid needs assessment 

17. First Aider training

18. Fire Risk assessment

19. Fire safety checks and maintenance

20. Fire safety training

21. Training matrix for employees / labour only contractors

22. Accident / incident reporting / reviewing arrangements

23. SMSTS/SSSTS or IOSH certification

24. CSCS / ECS cards

25. PASMA certification

26. IPAF certification

27. Trade specific qualifications / experience

28. Tool box talks / safety briefings register


29. Employee inductions

30. Team meetings / Communications

31. Workplace safety checks / audits

32. Sub-Contractor management Arrangements 

33. Sub-contractor completed vetting forms

34. Evidence of 3rd Party communication 

35. Welfare provision arrangements 

36. Name of Director responsible for Health & Safety

37. Insurance details (Public and Employee Liability)

38. Details of behavioural management schemes/policies 

39. Details of Fleet operators schemes memberships 

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