The scheme, which is a nationally recognised Health and Safety accreditation, demonstrates our competence in delivering an efficient Health and Safety management system.
The company recently passed a recent SMAS Worksafe audit, which showed our processes meet the requirements as set out in the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).
This certification is essential for an increasing number of our clients with duties under CDM 2007 who must satisfy themselves that the businesses they are engaged with are competent in Health and Safety.
The process involved in obtaining the certification is also in line with The Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 and The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Justin Seldis, managing director, Sunsquare, hopes this acknowledgment will open new doors, helping Sunsquare achieve better standing with larger contractors.
“Health and safety is of paramount importance to us. Receiving the SMAS Worksafe certification is essential for Sunsquare as a business.
“We work with many contractors and understand the reassurance that meeting the criteria brings.
“The SMAS is a member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP) Forum. Since the launch of the SSIP, many contractors now follow the SSIP approach to health and safety pre-qualification.
“In many circumstances, contractors will only use third-party businesses that hold a valid SMAS Worksafe certificate.”
From a broader industry point of view, as the SMAS Worksafe certificate is recognised by SSIP, Sunsquare is helping to reduce the burden and cost of health and safety bureaucracy in the UK construction industry.
Essentially, it ensures that the contractors that hold the certification will not have to complete additional health and safety assessments.