About

SMAS is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement, SSIP. We are a H&S Assessment organisation that takes great pride in our professionalism, customer service and efficiency.

Working with many of the major UK housebuilders we have developed experience and expertise in new build construction but we also deal with many other construction organisations.

All of our Assessors are qualified H&S professionals, have completed the SSIP Assessor Training and are audited annually by an independently appointed SSIP Auditor.

We have developed our own software to manage our Contractor database which means that we process work smoothly and efficiently. Allowing technology to manage much of the routine work means that our staff can concentrate on talking to contractors, guiding them through the process and exceeding their expectations.

All of our assessments are undertaken In-House allowing us to offer a consistent standard across assessments. The minimum standards we assess against are clearly set out in the SSIP Core Criteria. The skill of the assessor is to interpret the information provided and ensure it relates to the nature and scope of the business being assessed.

Since the launch of SSIP, many Clients and Principal Contractors now adopt an SSIP approach to H&S pre-qualification and will only use contractors who hold a valid and in date certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme.

Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’.

A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and as part of this, contractors holding a SMAS H&S certificate will be recognised by the other Member Schemes who offer mutual recognition – meaning that you should not have to complete a further full H&S assessment with them.

Full details can be found at www.ssip.org.uk

Our Account Management team completely remove the burden of in-house assessments. They will help you to:

  • Communicate the benefits of SSIP to contractors
  • Provide real-time reporting so you can monitor progress and identify contractors ‘at risk’
  • Creation of individual regions to be assigned to individual teams within your organisation
  • Provide training on use of the portal
  • Provide other appropriate support as necessary.