The Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum has launched an online portal listing the details of more than 20,000 contractors which have been assessed by the industry’s leading health and safety pre-qualification schemes.
Designed for use by both clients and contractors, the SSIP Portal has live, up to date information on contractors registered with SSIP members. Users of the portal can search on a contractor’s name to verify that they hold a current health and safety certification from an SSIP member scheme and meet the CDM Core Criteria Stage 1. Contractors that have been assessed by an SSIP scheme can demonstrate to any client or contractor that they meet the recognised standard for health and safety performance without filling in additional questionnaires. Providing a comprehensive list of contractors that satisfy the SSIP standard, the SSIP Portal represents a major step forward in terms of reducing the time, effort and duplication associated with pre-qualification.
For more information and to register for access, go to www.ssipportal.org.uk