B&A Group Achieves SMAS Accreditation for Fifth Year Running
The team at B&A Group are delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded SMAS Worksafe Contractor status. This marks the fifth year in a row that we have received the nationally recognised Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) certificate and shows our ongoing commitment to upholding health and safety standards.
About the SMAS Worksafe Contractor Scheme
Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS) is one of the UK’s leading health and safety assessment providers. The independent body assesses thousands of contractors each year within the construction industry. Its goal is to ensure consistently high standards of health and safety compliance within the industry.
As an independent auditor, SMAS ensures that contractors remain fully compliant with health and safety standards and legislation set out by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
The rigorous assessment process involved the team at B&A Group providing SMAS with detailed evidence of our robust health and safety systems and practices. This included any relevant policies, our risk assessment procedures and training.
Our Commitment to Health & Safety
B&A Group are passionate about health and safety, which is why we are keen to demonstrate our commitment. With systems in place to ensure both our employees and other parties do not face undue risk to their health and safety in the course of our work.
Not only does this accreditation showcase our commitment to upholding strict health and safety standards, but it also helps give our clients added peace of mind. In fact, many companies will only work with contractors who hold such accreditations. Working with a SMAS accredited contractor guarantees that all UK health and safety legal obligations will be met throughout the course of the projects.
This accreditation is fully supported by HSE and covers all of the core criteria published by HSE in Appendix 4 of CDM 2007 Approved Code of Practice (later as part of CDM 2015). You can view the core criteria by clicking here.
This is just one of several accreditations held by B&A Group, including Achilles, Safe Contractor, Avetta & Constructionline.
A huge thank you to Group Office Manager Karen Whitmore and the team for all their hard work in helping secure this vital accreditation once again.