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In its simplest form, SMAS Worksafe (short for Safety Management Advisory Services) accreditation shows that your business is brilliant at Health & Safety. It gives you a competitive edge. It helps you stand out in tenders. It gives you something to shout about. And it helps you win work.
Stuck with where to start? Don’t stress. Our Health & Safety experts know SMAS Worksafe accreditation like the back of their hand. We’ll make sure your business’ safe working practices are up to scratch. We’ll take you through the application process. And we’ll help you to complete the prescribed forms.
With us by your side, you could be SMAS Worksafe accredited in as little as a week – win, win! To start your SMAS journey today, take the first step and get in touch with our team of experts using the form below.
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SMAS is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP), and is a way of demonstrating your Health & Safety competence. Businesses from all backgrounds are open to apply and, assuming your application is successful, your certificate will be valid for 12 months.
Although more common for businesses in the construction sector, SMAS Worksafe accreditation is applicable across the board. If you’re a business that’s required to tender and/or complete pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs), SMAS Worksafe accreditation can give you a real boost.
Why? Because it shows the business you’re bidding for that you take Health & Safety seriously, and that you’re a safe company to team up with.
The application process
During the application process, you’ll be required to complete a questionnaire. This’ll cover everything from your risk assessments and supervisory management, to HSE enforcement and contractor control.
Throughout the form, within each section, you’ll be prompted to supply relevant, supporting evidence. For Citation clients, this stage is made simpler because they’ll all be stored in our online management platform, Atlas.
There are a number of benefits to being SMAS Worksafe accredited. Here are some of the top ones:
1. Get a competitive edge
If you’re SMAS Worksafe accredited and your competitors aren’t, you’ve instantly got one up on them. Needless to say, this can you give a competitive advantage with customers, suppliers, business and even awards.
2. Win more work
Tying in with point number one, SMAS Worksafe accreditation will be a very welcome addition to any tenders you bid for. If you’ve got it and your rivals haven’t, it could even be the deciding factor to winning the work.
3. Shout about it
Whether it’s on your website, social media profiles, email signatures or vans, gaining SMAS Worksafe accreditation gives you the opportunity to promote your business’ safety stance almost anywhere.
4. Increase your recruitment odds
Everyone wants to work somewhere that’s safe. For an employer that takes their wellbeing seriously. And for a business that takes pride in every area of what it does. SMAS Worksafe accreditation plays its part in proving that.
Particularly for higher risk industries, like construction and manufacturing, for example, this could be instrumental when recruiting, and may help you to attract the very best talent for your business.
5. Save time and money
If you’re a contractor, SMAS Worksafe accreditation can save you time and money. Why? Because instead of filling in reams of PQQ paperwork to prove you’re competent, you can simply hand businesses your SMAS Worksafe certificate.
When it comes to SMAS Worksafe accreditation, our Health & Safety experts are extremely skilled and experienced. Whether you need a hand with your safe working practices, filling in the form of gathering supporting evidence, we’re with you every step of the way.
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