The Safecontractor Charter Standards set down the benchmark against which all contractor are assessed.
Due to the vast variation in contractor work activities, size and nature, 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.
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.
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.
The Safecontractor scheme is designed to review and audit the health and safety policies, procedures and documentation of contractors. The qualified auditors take into consideration profession, industry sector and business size, providing tailored safety audits that help identify whether there is suitable and sufficient health and safety compliance within the business.
Becoming Safecontractor accredited reduces the need to submit multiple health and safety questionnaires to clients, therefore saving valuable time