SSIP Accreditation

  • Achieve SSIP status with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001
  • Suitable for organisations of all sizes
  • Recognised by Constructionline, SafeContractor and Exor

In order to make life easier for those applying for contracts, Safety Scheme Procurement (SSIP) was set up to mutually recognise a number of recognised health and safety schemes. As a Certification Body with over 40 years in the industry, we are able to offer one such scheme in the form of the popular OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 certifications. Mutual recognition will mean that this certification will be recognised by Constructionline, SafeContractor, Exor and has fast become a prerequisite for those in the construction sector.

About OHSAS 18001 | ISO 45001 Draft is Approved | SSIP for non-construction companies

SSIP Accreditation

Benefits Benefits

SSIP is a tried and tested approach to demonstrate commitment to caring for your people. It helps reduce risk of accidents, claims and costs - improving profits.

Tip Caring and compliant organisation
Tip Demonstrates health and safety credentials
Tip Impress existing clients
Tip Win new business
Tip Customer reassurance
Tip Improve corporate image among stakeholders
Tip Cost savings from public liability premiums
Tip Minimise risks of production delays

Process Process

Are you new to OHSAS 18001? No problem! We take 1,000's of organisations through the certification process every year.


You’ll need to purchase a copy of OHSAS 18001 – which includes all of the requirements you must adhere to – as part of the standard requirements.

Your dedicated Assessor will then be in touch to set the scene and get you thinking about how best to communicate and involve others so you can achieve certification in record time.


There’s no pressure for the first ‘Stage 1 Assessment’; you’ll be surprised what you already have in place prior to our visit.

You’ll be provided with paperwork, actions and templates to help create your management system so you’re ready for the formal audit. Your Assessor and Account Manager are available at every step and are just a phone call away!


When you’re ready, your Assessor will visit for your ‘Stage 2 Assessment’, covering the criteria of OHSAS 18001 and SSIP.

Once our compliance team have reviewed the report, we’ll confirm your certification. You’ll then be sent your certificate, and register you with the SSIP portal. Our marketing team is also here to help you spread the news about your achievement.


OHSAS 18001 is so revered because of its requirement for continuous improvement, which involves a commitment to being assessed every 12 months.

We’ll contact you to arrange a quotation in plenty of time for you to make a decision. For those with existing certification, we are pleased to offer our Transfer switching service.

Costs Costs

OHSAS 18001 has emerged as the preferred standard and according to Cork University's study, less than half the cost of rival schemes.


Cost of certification is ultimately determined by factors such as the organisation’s size, its industry and the number of locations. Regardless of your size, we always quote a guaranteed Fixed Fee for certification, so you know the costs upfront. We won’t ask you to sign a long-term contract and to smooth budgeting; we provide 3 interest free payments.


So you can take immediate advantage, we can provide a Letter of Commitment once you begin the process. You’ll be introduced to your Assessor who is with you throughout the process, together with your Account Manager. With our free template toolkits and online training, this approach has allowed 1’000s achieve hassle-free certification in just a few months.

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Why choose us?

We have over 40 years experience in the certification industry, winning multiple awards along the way to help demonstrate our commitment to delivering the best service possible.

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