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Certified SafeContractor | Health & Safety Accreditation

SafeContractor is a SSIP accreditation that collects and verifies information across health, safety, financial and ethical practices – even extremely specific areas such as permits to work at height, or hazardous material handling. It even includes the common question sets defined within PAS91. SSIP assessments are all judged on core criteria approved by HSE. These core criteria describe what it means for a business to comply with basic health and safety law.

HSE | Health & Safety Executive

HSE helps workers understand how they can stay safe and well.  With roots stretching back to 1833 the modern HSE is an independent regulator with over forty years' experience helping Great Britain work well. Using world leading science we have helped protect millions of people from devastating injury and suffering.



PUWER: The Provision and Use of Work EquipmentRegulations 1998

The main requirements are essentially that any risks to people's health and safety arising from the use of work equipment are prevented or controlled by:

  • selecting and providing the right equipment for the job

  • ensuring work equipment is safely used by trained people

  • inspecting and maintaining work equipment so it remains safe

These requirements must be met by employers, the relevant self-employed and by people who have control over work equipment. If you are self-employed and your work poses no risk to the health and safety of others, then health and safety law may not apply to you. HSE has guidance to help you understand if the law applies. 

BSI |  Bristish Standards Institute


BSI is appointed by the UK Government as the national standards body (NSB), holds the Royal Charter, and represents UK interests at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the European Standards Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI). BSI is the UK's first national standards body to be created.  We represent UK economic and social interests across all European and international standards organizations and in the development of business information solutions for British organizations of all sizes and sectors. Our role is to help improve the quality and safety of products, services and systems by enabling the creation of standards and encouraging their use.


We publish over 3,100 standards annually, underpinned by a collaborative approach, engaging with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop standards that reflect good business practice.

BSI shares knowledge, fosters innovation, and instills best practices as the UK's national standards body.

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