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 HSE Bulletin Health and safety accreditation for buyers and suppliers 

The HSE bulletin states that  “If you’re buying goods or services, consider if the risks of the job justify insisting a supplier has a formal health and safety accreditation. For low-risk goods or services, suppliers can demonstrate their health and safety capability in other ways. You could ask: for evidence that they hold a health and safety policy

  • how they control risks

Or, you could ask:

  • for information on accidents or near misses
  • if, in the last 3 years, the organisation, or any of its directors or executive officers have:

o    received enforcement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or equivalent body

o    been convicted of a breach of health and safety legislation

Bear in mind that businesses with fewer than 5 employees don’t need to write down their health and safety policy or the findings of a risk assessment.”

In addition the HSE have a guidance note INDG420 Getting specialist help with health and safety – Click the button below.


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