SSIP acts as an umbrella organisation to facilitate mutual recognition between H&S assessment schemes so suppliers don't have to join multiple schemes. A valid accreditation from any of the SSIP forum member schemes demonstrates that Suppliers have met Stage 1 of the Core Criteria negating the need for any further evidence at this stage.

Constructionline accepts a health & safety accreditation certificate from any SSIP scheme in place our own health & safety questionnaire. Current SSIP members include; CHAS, Exor, SMAS, Altius VA, Eurosafe UK Ltd, BCSA, APS, HVCA , BSI and Safe Contractor

For buyers

Why limit your choice of suppliers to a single scheme? As a buyer, adopting SSIP can help you access more suppliers assessed to the CDM2007 Health & Safety standard. At present, there are nearly 8,000 Constructionline suppliers who have been assessed by one SSIP member or another - and as usual, access to the database is free to buyers.

By recognising SSIP, you can be reassured that the assesment standards are endorsed by the HSE, and that all SSIP schemes have been independently audited.

For suppliers

A huge problem for contractors is the need to be assessed by numerous pre-qualification schemes. This is a wasteful and frustrating process for many contractors and it puts significant costs onto businesses that are trying to improve health and safety. So, by becoming health & safety assessed by an SSIP scheme you have satisfied the criteria for all other SSIP members' schemes - saving you from having to pay multiple assessment fees.


Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards. Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. CHAS assesses applicants:

  • 1. Health and safety policy statement
  • 2. Their organisation for health and safety
  • 3. Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.

DHF Brief Overview

About the DHF

DHF represents the interests of manufacturers and installers of industrial, pedestrian and garage doors as well as manufacturers of locks and building hardware. It provides professionals in all sectors of the building industry with a single source for technical expertise with the ultimate aim of assuring progress and maintaining standards throughout the industry.

Garage Door Installer Group Brief Overview:

Originally formed in 1993 as the Association of Garage Door Specialists (AGDS), the association represented the interests of garage door installers across the UK, with a strong focus on providing benefits for the consumer. Some 15 years later, the AGDS had become a significant voice in the retail and wholesale sectors of the garage door industry.

In July 2008, the two leading trade associations in the UK door and shutter industry strengthened their influence in the market by joining forces to become a single, more powerful voice.

The Association of Garage Door Specialists (AGDS), which looked after the interests of garage door installers and their customers, joined forces with the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), which represented and continues to represent manufacturers and suppliers of industrial and commercial doors and shutters, garage doors, automated gates and door hardware to form a new group – the DHF Garage Door Installer & Distributor Group.


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