Mission Statement


Our mission is to act as an umbrella organisation to facilitate and maximise mutual or cross-recognition of health and safety assessments between SSIP member schemes, wherever practicable to do so.

Corporate Values


The specific aims of the SSIP forum are as follows:

  • Encourage and maximise mutual recognition between SSIP member schemes where it is practicable to do so.
  • Operate a robust and consistent Deemed to Satisfy (DtS) agreement between SSIP member schemes that is clear and transparent.
  • Provide confidence in first stage safety capability assessments by developing the SSIP core criteria and ensuring a consistent, reliable and quality-controlled standard of assessment via qualified, competent, assessors.
  • Help and encourage buyers to recognise SSIP and its aims and objectives, and to specify and recognise SSIP member schemes in general, rather than a specific scheme provider.
  • Help buyers and suppliers to achieve value for money through avoiding unnecessary duplication or differing Health & Safety assessment requirements, wherever possible.
  • Demonstrate savings made to buyers and suppliers as a result of SSIP activity.
  • Promote appropriate core criteria in non-construction works.
  • Promote the work and value of SSIP.
  • Actively encourage the standardisation of prequalification criteria including PAS 91, and other common industry standards.