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What is Acclaim Accreditation? A Helpful Guide

With so many accreditations out there, it can be confusing to differentiate between them all. So, let's start with the Acclaim Accreditation to ensure you have a thorough understanding of what exactly the Acclaim Accreditation is.

The Acclaim Accreditation is a member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) and is an online assessment form to comply with health and safety standards.

This accreditation allows you to demonstrate to customers that you meet certain standards and ensures that you are up to date with all things health and safety. Read on for more information on the Acclaim Accreditation and the key benefits of the Acclaim Accreditation.

SSIP Certification: What is it And Why Do I Need It?

SSIP stands for Safety Schemes in Procurement and it is a set of health and safety regulations that are frequently part of the tender process when applying for construction projects. Accreditation schemes that are part of the SSIP scheme are CHAS, SMAS and SafeContractor. But which is best, CHAS or Constructonline? Read our blog to find out!

It sounds confusing, right? So let's narrow this down. An SSIP assessment scheme is carried out by a member scheme such as a SafeContractor. This is important in order to evaluate how your business manages health and safety.

Some of the key things they look at are your health and safety policy, competent advice, insurance, training, risk assessments and much more. Throughout this blog, we will be discussing what an SSIP certificate is, its benefits and why you need it. Interested? Read on to find out more!

When is a Construction Phase Plan Required

Before we discuss when a construction phase plan is required, it is important that you have a brief understanding of the basics behind what a construction plan is.

A construction phase plan is an important document that details the health and safety risks associated with the construction phase of a project and any control measures required to minimise any risks.

This document is put in place to reduce (or completely eliminate) any risks associated with a construction project. It is designed to help principal contractors alongside others involved in projects to manage, plan and work safely. It is also a legal requirement for your project to have a thorough plan.

Thorough planning not only improves organisation but can significantly lower any health and safety risks, and help you manage the situation better in the event of a risk.

A construction phase plan is required on all construction projects - no matter the size. This is put in place to ensure your safety. For more information about when you need a construction phase plan and more, read on.

The Importance of COSHH Assessments

COSHH stands for The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. It is a legal requirement that you have this legislation in place at all times. This is the law that requires all employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. But why is COSHH important?

COSHH is put in place by the Health and Safety Executive to ensure the safety of all staff members and others. More and more businesses are using substances, products or mixtures that could cause harm to employees and other people.

This is why it is important to abide by the COSHH regulations and follow them correctly. Throughout this blog, we will be exploring why COSHH is important in the workplace and much more.