SSIP have reviewed and updated our Rules & Bylaws, which include:
Section 7 Clarification on the Deemed to Satisfy (Mutual Recognition) Agreement including:
7.3 Deemed to Satisfy (One way mutual recognition against Certification Member Scheme Approvals)
All registered members agree to accept a current, valid approval by Certification body member schemes (which incorporates the SSIP Health & Safety Core Criteria questions) subject to all correct details (see 9.5) being displayed on the SSIP Portal and a completed surveillance visit within the 12-month period.
The length of Mutual Recognition issued by the DtS member scheme shall be up to 12 months from the last surveillance visit/audit date or the expiry date detailed on the SSIP Portal if that expiry date is within 14 months of the DtS date.
7.5 Mutual Recognition Period (Two Way Deemed to Satisfy)
The recognition* period of any DtS approval issued under Mutual Recognition will be governed by the expiry date of the originating SSIP member scheme approval as detailed on the SSIP Portal.
The length of Mutual Recognition issued by the DtS member scheme shall be equal to their DtS date, until the expiry date, as detailed on the SSIP Portal if that expiry date is within 14 months of the DtS date.
Under no circumstances during Mutual Recognition, should the approval issued under the Deem to Satisfy Agreement exceed or shorten the expiry date as detailed on the SSIP Portal.
*Transitional period of 12 months from 01/07/2017 for member implementation.
Section 8.1 – Membership of SSIP is potentially open to any H&S assessment scheme which operates a ‘stand-alone’ H&S assessment scheme/product/package
Any queries should be directed to the SSIP Administrator via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.