Does SSIP Work?

You may be asking yourself what is SSIP? SSIP stands for Safety Schemes in Procurement. This scheme has been active for a number of years and members include CHAS, Safecontractor & Constructionline. The Initial idea behind this scheme was to actively reduce health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain. The major problem however lies with your clients. Speaking from experience with one of our clients who works in the building trade. They are an SME company with an annual turnover of approximately £250,000 and they are currently CHAS registered and pay their annual subscription fees. From…

New Sentencing guidelines

PLEASE NOTE!! Major Changes to Health and Safety Sentencing are now in place.

From February 1st 2016, significant changes in which Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety cases are sentenced have been introduced. The new guidelines represent a huge change in the way punishments are given for Health and Safety offences. Consistency The recent publication by the Sentencing Council acts as guidance for Health and Safety offences committed by both organisations and individuals, as well as corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. The document is aimed at improving consistency in the sentencing of these cases, as well as ensuring fines are “fair and proportionate to the means of offenders”.



CHAS accreditation (Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) and other Safety Schemes in Procurement such as Safe Contractor and SMAS are being asked for more frequently by suppliers. We assist Clients, new and on an annual basis with their applications, guiding them through the pitfalls and assisting with any of the Assessor’s queries. Costings are variable dependent on what documentation may already be in place within the company, and our prices are competitive. We provide a friendly ‘hand-holding’ service throughout and ensure your submission is dealt with swiftly and comprehensively. Accreditations such as CHAS make your company more desirable to do…