I Haven’t Any Health & Safety Documents. What Do I Need to Get an Accreditation?

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?

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 us on 0844 8797286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

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