I Haven't Any Health & Safety Documents. What Do I Need to Get an Accreditation?
For many businesses, getting a recognised accreditation can mean opening the gateway to a much wider pool of potential customers. But, if you have no experience or documentation, how do you go about getting one? Our Health & Safety consultant Steve Matthewman clears up the confusion.
First off, certain information about your business is required, as it determines what you will need in order to gain accreditation. You will need to know how many people are in your business, how much evidence of competency is required for your particular trade, your company structure (if you use subcontractors etc), general company information such as registered address and registration number, insurance details and finally what category of accreditation you want to apply for (such as electrical, construction etc) as this will determine what evidence you’ll be required to produce.
After you have collected this information, you will be required to make an up-front payment to the accrediting body before submitting your evidence of competency. Documents constituting your evidence of competency include things like training records and any qualifications you or your staff have, though what these documents pertain to specifically will depend on the category of accreditation you are seeking. The amount of evidence you will be required to supply also varies between industries; smaller domestic organisations will be required to supply less than larger construction firms, who will have to provide evidence such as method statements and construction phase plans.
We can get you started on your way to accreditation with our Free Review, where we can discuss your business with you and what you’ll need to put in place to gain accreditation. To book, call Jonny on 0844 8797286.
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