SafeContractor has a unique level of specialist knowledge, unrivalled by many of our competitors, built on 10 years’ experience of delivering market leading accreditation services. This is supported by our team of highly experienced, in-house health & safety auditors who assess our accreditation questionnaires.
The Audit Services Team comprises of health and safety professionals who have obtained technical qualifications and industry memberships. These range from Masters Degrees in Safety through to NEBOSH General Certificate (our minimum technical requirement) leading to Technical Member status with IOSH.
These qualifications are further backed up with practical experience gained from a wide range of industry sectors that include: engineering, construction, maintenance, and consultancy, or internally via the many specialist sectors within our parent company. Continuous individual quality monitoring and performance management programmes ensure quality and consistency with every audit.
To ensure consistency of audit, the process is governed by three very detailed procedures.
These are built around three audit types:
Initial Audit for new members
Renewal Audit for existing member after 12 months, and
Additional Information Audits, which cover follow-up audits after either Initial or Renewal Audits
The procedures are reviewed regularly and updated as necessary. The extent of the details used in the procedures ensures accuracy and consistency and also allows internal quality monitoring to be measurable and consistent.
The SafeContractor Charter Standards set down the benchmark against which all contractor are assessed.
Due to the vast variation in contractor size, nature and work activities, the standards are deliberately non-prescriptive, allowing the auditors to use their best judgment and experience as to the specific level of evidence required to demonstrate compliance.
What is covered?
The standards cover core elements including health and safety policies, risk assessment and first aid. Also included are specific requirements relating to the activity for which accreditation is being sought, for example, high risk activities such as asbestos removal have an additional 14 evidence requirements (including licenses and health surveillance).
How is it covered?
The overall performance and operation of the Audit Team is governed by the Santia Accreditation Assessment Guidance Note (SAAGN) which outlines the overall aims of the audit process and other non-technical issues including file handling, call handling and customer service.
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