Buildsafe-NI list of third party health and safety certification scheme providers as of 1st December 2020.

View a list of approved third party health and safety certification scheme providers below.


Requirements for the third party certification of a health and safety management system 

Government Construction Clients shall recognise third party certification of a health and safety management system, provided:

  • it is based upon ISO 45001; BSI’s 18001; ILO OSH 2001; HSG 65 or equivalent 
  • it is construction focused and incorporates site inspections 
  • the third party certification body is accredited by a National Accreditation Service and /or is recognised by a professional health and safety body or institution as having the knowledge and skill to undertake construction focused third party health and safety audits  

Construction works contracts over the EU threshold (£4.7m)

Where a contractor is submitting a pre-qualification questionnaire and their third party health and safety certification provider is listed below, no action is required.

Where this is not the case the contractor must forward an Assessment of Organisations Providing Third Party Health & Safety Management System questionnaire to their third-party health and safety certification provider for completion.

The third party certification provider shall return the completed questionnaire to the contractor who shall submit it for consideration as part of the pre-qualification documentation.

Failure to return the completed questionnaire with the pre-qualification documentation will result in the submission being rejected.

Construction works contracts under the EU threshold (£4.7m)

Where a contractor is submitting a pre-qualification questionnaire their third party health and safety certification provider must be one of those listed below.

A number of the third party health and safety certification scheme providers listed below are also members of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum - these may be checked on the SSIP webpage(external link opens in a new window / tab).

Third party health and safety certification scheme providers as of the 1 December 2020.

The Northern Ireland Centres of Procurement Expertise (CoPEs) have assessed a number of third party health and safety certification scheme providers.

Those which the CoPEs are aware of, and which are deemed to meet the above requirements, are listed below. 

Third party health and safety certification scheme providers

Scheme provider

Type of certification offered

ACM - CCAS Limited (Axis Commercial Management)

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001

Advanced Certification Limited        

OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001

Alcumus ISOQAR Limited

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001

Auva Certification Limited

ISO 45001

BM TRADA Certification Ltd

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001

British Assessment Bureau

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001

BSI Assurance UK Ltd

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001

Bureau Veritas Certification UK Ltd

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001

Certification Europe (UK) Ltd

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001

Construction Federation Services Ltd (Safe-T-Cert)

Safe-T-cert
ILO Osh 2001

DAS Certification Limited (trading name of SNR Holdings Ltd)                            

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

DNV GL Business Assurance UK Limited                                                    

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

EQA (Ireland) Ltd

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

GCL International limited t/a Global Group

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

iAssessor Ltd                                                           

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

Insight Certification Limited trading as: National Security Inspectorate, Ensign Certification Services and CerticCS (NSI)

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

Intertek Certification Limited

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Limited LRQA

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

NQA

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

Registrar of Standards (Holdings) Ltd trading as: United Registrar of Systems Ltd (URS)

OHSAS 18001 /IS0 45001

SGS United Kingdom Ltd

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

SGS ICS Iberia, S.A.

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

Socotec Certification United Kingdom Limited

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

Steel Construction Certification Scheme

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

System Certification Services Ltd

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

 

Certificates from the third party health and safety certification scheme providers listed in the table below will only be accepted provided the date of issue is prior to 1 December 2020.

Third party health and safety certification scheme providers

Scheme provider Type of certification offered

ACS Registrars Ltd

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

APCER  

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

ISO Management Service Ltd trading as: IMS International 

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

Ocean Certification Ltd

OHSAS 18001 /ISO 45001

 

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