What are the SSIP Core Criteria?

SSIP membership shows your commitment to the health, safety and welfare of your employees.

Members are assessed on the SSIP Core Criteria. The full list of criteria covers 15 topics, including Health & Safety, training, and individual qualifications.

SafeContractor is a founding member of SSIP. We have 20 years’ experience assessing contractors and we’re ready to help you get accredited.

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Core SSIP Criteria

Some of the SSIP Core Criteria

SSIP means no longer having to get accreditation from different schemes.  It’s your duty as an employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of your staff, as far as reasonably practicable. There are some actions you have to take to fulfil your health and safety responsibilities.


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Core SSIP Criteria

You must produce Risk Assessments and Method Statements

A risk assessment is a simple process to demonstrate you’ve identified all of your workplace risks and taken appropriate action to mitigate them.

A method statement goes a step further. It’s a simple way to convert your risk assessment findings and control measures into a safe working process. As part of Alcumus SafeContractor, you’ll get the help you need.

Core SSIP Criteria

You must provide evidence of appropriate training and relevant trade qualifications

As a contractor, qualifications back up your competence, and in many trades, they’re essential.

Even in trades where qualifications are not required by law, they add a great deal of value.

Displaying training records, certificates of competence and membership of any professional bodies helps to demonstrate your ability and professional standing to potential clients.

Core SSIP Criteria

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Here at Alcumus SafeContractor, we evaluate your organisational capacity as well as the processes and policies you’ve put in place to provide reasonable health and safety requirements that are in accordance with the law.

More than 480 major client organisations only use contractors and suppliers that have the SafeContractor SSIP. The work categories and professional roles that the contractor takes on set these acceptable standards.