“The current IPAF Rental+ requirements are being extended, for instance, to cover risk assessment, incident management environmental aspects,” said Lynn Price, IPAF audit and Quality Control Manager. “With additional points to be covered, the audit process will become more stringent. The benefit is that the external SSIP accreditation will lend more credibility to the IPAF Rental+ quality mark.”
The SSIP acts as an umbrella organisation to facilitate between health and safety assessment schemes whereever it is practicable to do so. SSIP assessments are all judged on core criteria approved by the UK Health & Safety Executive. The core criteria for assessing health and safety compliance of contractors and consultants working in the construction industry are defined under the Construction Design & Management Regulations 2007.