Management systems and quality
In the 1950s it was recognised that manufacturing goods to a consistent and acceptable quality demanded proper control of the business systems. To achieve this, written procedures were introduced to help ensure that tasks were performed correctly and consistently every time, regardless of who carried them out.
Today, the International Standard ISO 9001 sets the framework of working practice that ensures the correct procedures and processes are in place and being followed.
Constructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services, making contracting simpler and helping our customers achieve more.
For suppliers to the construction industry, Constructionline means that you no longer need to repeatedly fill in standard pre-qualification forms for every construction tender. What’s more, with 8,000 buyers already using the Constructionline database to source contractors and consultants, Constructionline is a great tool to market our organisation.
Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards. Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.
Safety Schemes In Procurement
SSIP was founded in May 2009 following the Government report on Accelerating the SME economic engine: through transparent, simple and strategic procurement. Supported by the HSE SSIP aims to streamline prequalification and encourage straightforward mutual recognition between its Member Schemes.
SSIP is actively reducing health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain, by making cross-recognition between member schemes as effective as possible, and highlighting the savings to buyers and suppliers. All SSIP member schemes have fully committed to the vision of driving unnecessary cost and confusion out of supplier health and safety assessment, and SSIP’s core philosophy is to enable effective cross-recognition between existing schemes.
British Safety Council Member
Member of the Door and Hardware Federation
Specific and end users of industrial and commercial building products, and domestic customers, increasingly want the reassurance of quality, safety and compliance with legislation when choosing products. Membership of a progressive trade association allows us to demonstrate exactly that to our customers.
The SafeContractor scheme provides a health and safety audit service, we want to reassure our clients that health and safety is being handled correctly and sufficiently on their sites.