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SCCS gains SSIP accreditation

March 6, 2019 by NSC in News
The Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) has become one of the first certification bodies to achieve SSIP Accreditation (Safety Schemes In Procurement) following a recent UKAS assessment.

SSIP aims to streamline prequalification by driving unnecessary cost and confusion out of supplier health and safety assessment. Its core philosophy is to enable effective cross-recognition between existing schemes.

The SSIP Core Criteria for assessments is aligned to the Government-backed construction prequalification document PAS 91, ensuring consistency within supply chain management.

Suppliers registered with a SSIP Member Scheme are listed on the SSIP web portal, which provides an easy way of finding out if a supplier holds valid certification with an SSIP member scheme and confirms compliance with the SSIP Core Criteria and UK Health & Safety legislation.

“This is a significant addition to the service that SCCS offers its clients and further develops our strategic objective of offering a one-stop shop for certification,” said SCCS Director of Certification Stephen Blackman.

The SCCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Constructional Steelwork Association. It was established in the early 1980s to provide quality management certification for steelwork contracting organisations.

SCCS now offers a wide range of certification and monitoring services for the structural steelwork sector, including integrated or separate UKAS accredited Quality management systems, Environmental and Health & Safety management systems, Factory Production Control systems and selected National Highways Sector Schemes.

For more information about SCCS go to www.steelcertification.co.uk

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