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What is SMAS Accreditation?
SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Service), is a popular and well-recognised SSIP which demonstrates that a contractor has met the core criteria in their health and safety assessment.
It is one of the main SSIPs alongside CHAS, SafeContractor and ConstructionLine and is highly recommended if you would like to increase the visibility of your business and get approval for tender lists.
Once you have obtained your SMAS Worksafe accreditation, you will be recognised amongst all other member schemes as meeting health and safety standards; hence, you will not have to complete any further health and safety assessments.
Benefits of SMAS Worksafe Accreditation
Having a SMAS Accreditation is hugely beneficial for your business as it will enable you to use the SMAS WorkSafe logo and certification.
This demonstrates competence with health and safety practices and procedures making you appear far more reliable and capable to potential clients and satisfying the HSE if they ever pay a visit.
You will also be included in the SMAS database which increases your visibility to clients and is far more cost-effective than a major marketing campaign.
SMAS Health and Safety FAQs
Do you want to know more about SMAS Accreditation? Here are the questions we are most frequently asked so that you can gain a better understanding of this SSIP accreditation.
What are the SMAS Accreditation Requirements?
SafeContractor and SMAS both now require all new members' assessments to include the SafePQQ and PAS91 respectively. All clients will now require a significant number of extra documents in order to attain the accreditations. Safety Services Direct can help you keep your assessment status while keeping costs as low as possible. A one-off fee of £300 +VAT will give you all the policies you need to gain these extra parts of the assessment. This package includes Environmental, Modern Slavery, Anti-Bribery, Equality, Equal Opportunities and Quality Policies to help you gain the Assessment you need.
The SMAS application process is quite lengthy and requires a lot of health and safety documentation to be submitted which is why many businesses seek the support of a professional consultant.
All businesses applying for SMAS are asked to provide:
- Their Safety Advisors CV
- Proof of Safety Advisors Qualification
- Signed Health and Safety Policy Statement
- Full Health and Safety Policy
- Recent Safety Inspection Reports
- PAT Test records
- Plant Certification such as Thorough Inspection Certificate
- Fire Risk Assessment
- Safety Audit Reports
- Subcontractor Competence Questionnaire
- Labour Only Operative Signing onto Safety Arrangements
- A Method Statement
- A Risk Assessment
- Coshh Assessments
- Training Matrix showing all employees
- Training Matrix showing labour only operatives
- Qualification proof for the Director/Owner in charge of day to day safety
- Supervisors Qualification Certificates
- Operatives Qualification Evidence
- Asbestos Awareness Qualifications
- Explanation and remedial actions following HSE interventions within the last 5 years
- Details of any RIDDOR Reportable accidents
- A report of the actions taken to prevent the recurrence of the accident
- Toolbox Talk Registers
- Minutes of Health and Safety Meetings
- Details of your company’s welfare requirements
Why get SMAS Accreditation help?
It is possible to get all of the above documentation and training completed within your own company. However, it is a lengthy and daunting process, and it is very easy to miss a step or do something incorrectly, putting your company behind and costing you time and money.
Using our expert services takes all the stress out of the accreditation process, and ensures that you receive your certification as soon as possible. In addition to this, our experienced consultants can help you to identify the gaps in your training, as well as provide you with support and guidance during the entire process.
Why use Safety Services Direct?
At Safety Services Direct, our chartered health and safety consultants have years of experience in helping businesses, big or small, achieve SMAS accredited status. We can make the often long and complicated process quick and easy, helping your business gain a SMAS certificate and access to the SMAS logo.
If you are struggling with your SMAS WorkSafe Application, or simply want someone else to manage the process so that you can concentrate on the day to day running of your business, give us a call today at 0121 756 5856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.