Industry Support

We are delighted to have support from a number of organisations within industry.

We offer SSIP Supporter Membership to other interested parties who wish to support the SSIP aims, objectives and ethos, such as major contractors, clients and Trade Associations. Supporter membership may also be offered at the discretion of the SSIP FMG to other expert interested parties or organisations that can contribute to promoting, improving or enhancing health and safety competence in procurement.


We currently use SSIP as a process as a check within the business questionnaire for the majority of Construction and Highways works undertaken by the Council and it’s a mechanism of checking Contractors accreditations before we award a contract.

At Multiplex we have specified SSIP to our supply chain for many years. Health & Safety is of paramount importance to our operations so this third-party assessment through an SSIP registered member scheme provides us with surety that those we engage with have systems and processes in place to manage Health & Safety

NHBC use SSIP extensively when procuring contractors for works to be carried out on our behalf. Supporting SSIP gives us the opportunity to be involved more in the processes that SSIP carry out

CLOCS is delighted to support SSIP and work together to help raise awareness of the issue of work-related road risk, and drive up standards across the construction logistics industry.  A robust and efficient procurement process is vital in ensuring that CLOCS compliance can be specified from client to contractor and from contractor to fleet operator, and that suitable levels of performance can be evidenced to ensure that risks are mitigated as far as possible.  SSIP continues to work with its members to develop a consistent approach to health and safety assessments for the benefit of those working within the industry and those affected by its activities, including vulnerable road users.

BCSA supports the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum as it is supported by the Government and the Health and Safety Executive. The Forum’s schemes also all comply with the core criteria for health and safety. SSIP is committed to mutually recognise each of its members schemes and BCSA will accept any SSIP certificate as Deemed to Satisfy (DTS) for the Health and Safety assessment section of the membership process.

Health and Safety is at the heart of everything we do at Pulse Project Solutions, that’s why we hold an SSIP accreditation, and that’s why we only engage subcontractors who hold a valid certificate, verified using the SSIP Portal. Whilst ensuring contractors are vetted using a high level of industry standards, we believe SSIP helps reduce and remove the need to continuously provide the same information over and over again, freeing up resource to focus on other key areas.

At Constructionline, we’ve been working with construction buyers and suppliers for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on opening opportunities for members to access a wide range of procurement contracts and projects – and for buyers to access a validated pool of high-quality suppliers. Compliance is at the heart of what we do. All our Constructionline memberships come with an SSIP certificate included, which is validated by the member scheme Acclaim Accreditation. Acclaim Accreditation specialises in the award of SSIP certification and is the go-to provider for over 15,000 organisations. When you acquire Acclaim Accreditation through a Constructionline membership, we carry out an independent online assessment of your company’s health and safety documentation and work activities, giving your customers assurance of the systems you have in place. Acclaim Accreditation is managed by our health and safety team who are all qualified to a minimum of NEBOSH standard, giving your business the peace of mind that your health and safety management system is being reviewed by a team of highly knowledgeable health and safety experts.

Landsec are very much supporters of the SSIP scheme. It is a mandatory requirement of Landsec for all relevant organisations to be a member of SSIP. If an organisation is not certified by an SSIP scheme then Landsec do not proceed with the onboarding application.

Supportive of SMEs and others to be demonstrably conscious of safe working practices and to promote within their business. SSIP accreditation is a minimum standard for Southern Housing suppliers

The Purpose of the Federation of Certification Bodies (FCB) is to provide Accredited Certification Bodies with a membership forum to allow discussion of matters of common interest, with the view to support the delivery of Accredited certification services. This may include collective discussion with representatives of Accreditation body(s) and others to help achieve this aim.

“As a leading London-focused developer, ensuring the safety of our employees and our supply chain whilst constructing our developments is our highest priority. By stipulating that our delivery partners hold a SSiP certification gives us surety that our supply chain understands their own responsibilities in working in a safe manner, considering the safety and welfare of those that come to work on our developments. As all SSiP Member schemes are audited to the same requirements, we accept any of the accreditation schemes’ assessing bodies certificates; comfortable in the knowledge that the award of such a certificate provides evidence & commitment to complying with all health and safety legislations.”

Actuate UK, the engineering services alliance, is the umbrella body for UK engineering services, and is proud to support the SSIP service.  As all SSIP Member Schemes are audited to the same core standards, holding a valid SSIP certificate demonstrates compliance to Health and Safety standards. Actuate UK recognises that SSIP certification promotes safe working practices and professionalism across the industry.

The British Safety Industry Federation is the UK Trade Association for the Safety Industry, a major independent voice for UK safety. Our union with SSIP recognises the positive cross overs that exist between us and how that by working together we can truly help drive UK Safety upwards. BSIF Provides authoritative information on a range of workplace safety issues. Representing the needs of the UK market, our members and the country’s work force. It is our mission to support all businesses in the UK who help to keep people safe and healthy at work. We are passionate that safety and health is universally recognised for what it is – a positive force for good.

In simple terms Go-Ahead wanted to establish a health & safety focused Supplier Pre-Qualification process that was widely recognised and accepted across supply chain management. We also wanted to use a process that was based on established and officially developed and accepted Core Criteria that was consistently used for the pre-qualification of suppliers. Having government, HSE and industry support was also very important. Utilising the pre-qualification process of SSIP Registered Member Schemes prevented additional time & costs for our suppliers by recognising existing SSIP Registered Member Schemes Certifications. Furthermore, whilst the SSIP scheme initially covered mainly ‘construction’ suppliers it now has expanded to other sectors. So, being able to access some 71,000 suppliers on the SSIP portal will give us much easier access to potential new suppliers who are all of an equal standard regarding health & safety management. Becoming a Supporter Member gave us the opportunity to recognise the value of and promote the benefits of the SSIP scheme.

Supporter membership of SSIP demonstrates our commitment to the recognition of SSIP as an acceptable industry standard and helps our members to achieve value for money.

Cornwall Council uses the SSIP Portal to assist us, not only as part of our own Procurement process, but also in support of external clients, such as schools, who wish to employ suitably competent contractors. The Portal has also proved beneficial during an audit of contractors and recent incident investigations undertaken by the Council.

SSIP has enhanced our relationship with our clientele due to the streamlining of all compliance issues. David Saxton, HSQE Director.  

BAFE are proud to be a supporting member of the SSIP. Both BAFE and SSIP endeavour to promote safety in all of its aspects with BAFE offering competency schemes for the fire safety industry with UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies. We are happy to support SSIP to work for a safer UK. Stephen Adams, BAFE Chief Executive  

Accreditation is at the heart of ABCB and we are proud to support SSIP in maintaining and improving Health & Safety standards across the UK, while reducing duplication and unnecessary red-tape for all

Laing O’Rourke have embedded SSIP aims, objectives and ethos within our processes, procedures and procurement tools when engaging the supply chain. The benefits SSIP provides LOR is ensuring baseline criteria amongst the supply chain throughout all stages of procurement activities covering core Health, Safety, Quality and Compliance steps are being adhered too. In particular our procurement professionals utilise the SSIP Portal to carry out further diligence checks on the supply chain when assessing vendor compliance to Health and Safety and validation checks of assessed scope/trade.

“The BESA is proud of its long standing relationship with SSIP. We actively promote compliance with SSIP as a recognised industry H&S standard. Duncan Sibbald, Head of Certification, The BESA”

The Association for Road Traffic Safety & Management recognises the need to maintain standards across the traffic industry and are pleased to support SSIP as part of our evaluation process for members.

IIRSM is the professional home for everyone who manages risk. We are delighted to support SSIP’s ethos and approach to supply chain risk management.
Clare Fleming, Director of Marketing and Communications

The core values of the Considerate Constructors Scheme are to improve the standard of considerate construction across the UK and Ireland. We are therefore delighted to be a Supporter Member of the SSIP, who provide a crucial way of helping to maintain and improve the standard of the procurement of services from the construction industry.
Edward Hardy, Chief Executive, Considerate Constructors Scheme

ECA supports SSIP’s core objective of streamlining health and safety prequalification and encouraging straightforward mutual recognition between Member Schemes. We welcome SSIP’s contribution to ensuring that the focus of health and safety prequalification is on both the delivery of buyer assurance and optimising the time and cost incurred by suppliers, enabling them to focus on delivering positive health and safety outcomes”. Paul Reeve FIOSH, ECA Director of Business

Supporter membership of SSIP demonstrates our commitment to the recognition of SSIP as an acceptable industry standard and helps our members to achieve value for money.

As a local authority we provide a full range of council services including education, social work, land and environmental services.  We use the SSIP Portal as part of our contractor procurement process and publicise the council commitment to SSIP via the workings of the council contractors management group.

We use a large number of suppliers ranging from small suppliers through to large developers and therefore we would like to recognise SSIP as the minimum standard of H&S expectations for our suppliers.

Mears have promoted SSIP for 10+ years by making it mandatory for all our subcontractors to hold a valid SSIP certificate. We believe safety is one of the most important components in our business and recognise SSIP as the standard.