WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
The Safe T Cert is an accredited Health and Safety Management system developed in line with company requirements. The Schemes objective is to improve health and safety management by providing objective standards and certifying companies whose safety management systems have been assessed.
Companies being assessed (to receive accreditation) must demonstrate that they:
Are in line with the ILO(International Labour Office) guidelines for Safety Management Systems
Meet the basic requirements for training and competence
Implement an occupational health and safety management system which meets the requirements of the organisation – incorporating continual improvement.
Address relevant national legislation
Demonstrate commitment at all levels within the organisation
Very importantly Safe-T-Cert is recognised in the Republic of Ireland by the Government Construction Contracts Committee (GCCC) as meeting the health and safety suitability requirements for public procurement purposes and is also included under the guidelines for Competency Assessment of Contractors in the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) guidelines to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations.
There are two steps to the process
1) The first requires step requires completion of the registration form and return with the appropriate fee and confirmation of the companies turnover to the Safe-T-Cert office. The Company will then be registered as a “Registered Applicant” Note: at this point the Company may NOT use the Safe T Cert logo.
2) When the Company is confident and ready to complete an audit (min 3 months records of operation of the Safety Management System), the Company may apply for audit, the audit form is completed and returned with the appropriate fee and an Auditor is assigned to the Company. They will then contact the Company to explain the process of the audit.
Companies require assistance in developing and implementing the Safety Management System. To gain accreditation, the system must be based on the companies processes and procedures and must be implemented on the ground.
The process will take a minimum of 3 months, however it may take 6 months from registration until the Company is confident to apply for an audit.
If you require further information on the implementation of the Safe T Cert scheme, please contact us via the contact page, email or any of the numbers listed below.