Health & Safety Accreditations

  • Accreditations could help improve your business’ efficiency and safety standards, but also help you win new contracts.

    Deciding which health & safety accreditation is appropriate and then proving that your business conforms to these standards can be complex. 

    How Mentor could help

    Mentor’s health & safety consultants could help you to prepare, document and successfully negotiate the accreditation process.

    OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard

    Your Mentor Consultants will provide health & safety accreditation assistance to support you through the process of conforming with the occupational health & safety management standard OHSAS 18001.

    Our service may include:

    • Preparing a bespoke occupational health & safety manual
    • Gap analysis during the certification process
    • Interpretation of auditors’ findings.

    Other accreditations

    CHAS health & safety assessment scheme

    The largest scheme of its kind in the UK, CHAS was originally aimed at local authorities. It now covers other public sectors such as education authorities, charities, NHS Trusts, emergency services and housing associations.

    It also includes large, private companies in construction, utilities, manufacturing, transport  and distribution.

    CHAS is part of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP), which means its accreditation is recognised by other SSIP members and avoids the need for multiple accreditations. 

    If your business tenders for work or supply services to these sectors, or intends to do so in the future, CHAS accreditation is vital.

    ConstructionLine 

    This is the UK's largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Mentor can help you to complete the health & safety and environmental sections of your application.  

    Our consultants and advisors will also:

    • Guide you on how to answer the set questions
    • Review your completed application
    • Advise you on which evidence that will satisfy the assessor’s requirements.  

    Achillies

    Achilles qualifies, evaluates and monitors suppliers on behalf of its members and now operates across 23 countries, including the UK.

    It covers a wide range of industry sectors, including automotive, construction, transport, utilities, ICT, mining and cement, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, public sector and FMCG. 

    The qualification process covers all aspects of the business’s operations including health & safety and one assessment can open up access to many organisations.

    Contractor accreditation

    Being an accredited contractor could help your business to win new contracts, and comply with health & safety legislation.  

    Your Mentor Health & Safety Consultants and Advisors may help you decide which accreditation is appropriate for your business and help you achieve your accreditation.

    We review your applications to help you answer all questions correctly and show that you have the relevant evidence in place to satisfy your assessor.

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