SMAS Worksafe, one of the leading SSIP schemes, have expanded their assessment to include new areas of compliance.
The new areas include:
- Environmental Management
- Quality Management
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption
- Modern Slavery
- Finance and Business
The change comes as demand from major construction companies in the UK have started to request more from the contractors, demonstrating that they have the correct policies as well as SSIP in place before they can start work on site.
It also improves and gives them better visibility of their supply chain with reassurance that their contractors are actively keeping to a high industry standard.
For a member, becoming a Preferred Supplier will make them more competitive during tendering generally as well as having the ability to manage their profile in one place.
Companies can also benefit from saving time and money as reviewing internal policies in areas such as Environmental and Quality Management can reduce wastage and identifies where time and financial savings can be made.
Speaking about adding these new additional areas to their assessment, SMAS Worksafe’s Technical
Director, Marcus Rose added;
“We understand that contractors might be looking at some of these areas for the first time, for businesses new to these areas, we can provide additional support such as templates and reviewing the information to ensure they understand the requirements and have the tools for continual improvement.”