Gaining accreditations to industry standards can be beneficial to any business, however the benefits of Health and Safety Accreditations is really important within the construction and trades marketplace if your organisation is looking to grow and win large contracts. Many larger organisations both in the public and private sector will require accreditations to CHAS, Construction Line, Altius and Alcumus.
We can help all sorts of contractors through this process, including: Builders, Building and maintenance companies, Carpenters, Electricians, Gasfitters, General Contractors, Painters and Decorators, Plumbers and Surveyors.
Benefits of Health and Safety Accreditations include:
Demonstrating high standards
A route to demonstrating a high standard of Health and Supplier compliance to new and existing clients as well as your employees and suppliers. Third-party accreditation schemes provides documentary evidence that the organisation has undertaken at least some rudimentary evaluation of health and safety performance of prospective contractors.
Registered on supplier databases
Third-party accreditation schemes have the potential to take some of the worry away from clients in appointing a contractor as they can select them from a database of approved contractors. Being included on national house builder and developers supplier networks databases may open up new areas for trade.
Accredited organisations appear more secure than organisations that have not been accredited and will thus tick boxes on applications.
Accreditation can help skip the Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) process with suppliers and cut out lengthy form filling, which saves time and money. Many clients choose to use the services of a third party accreditation scheme for health and safety, with the purpose of helping them to manage their tendering or procurement needs. Some organisations, for example, insist that all of their contractors have registered with, and have been accredited by, a third-party agency.
You will be added to the portals of the accredited organisations. Hundreds of organisations access these portals when looking for potential contractors, using the accreditation as a pre-qualification. This shows that you meet their requirements and do not pose a health and safety risk to their business, ultimately making you a more attractive prospect
Accredited bodies regularly stage supplier events for accredited members only, whereby you get the opportunity to keep up to date with industry trends, compliance and the opportunity to network.
Accredited body logos
Once you become accredited, you can use the accredited organisations logo on your website and marketing materials. This will demonstrate your health and safety compliance to potential clients.