Supply Chain Competency Scheme - What is it?

According to Regulation 8 of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, any contractor appointed to work on a project "must have the skills, knowledge and experience, and, if they are an organisation, the organisational capability, necessary to fulfil the role that they are appointed to undertake". In order to appoint you to undertake work on a project the appointing party must be satisfied you are competent to do so.

The Supply Chain Competency Scheme is a brand new way to prove Health and Safety Compliance and Competency. The purpose of the Supply Chain Competency Scheme is to provide employers and sub-contractors a means of certification and proof to show that the company/contractor is competent in the fields of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality for the industry sector in which they work.

This proof of competency will allow sub-contractors to offer work, safe in the knowledge that they will not have to go through the costly and time-consuming process of discovering the level of health and safety competency the contractor has.

Our accreditation scheme awards sub-contractors bronze, silver or gold awards, which depend on which level of competency they meet the requirements of. For those that recieve either silver or bronze, we will provide you with guidance and advice as to how to gain a higher level of competency. Every company and sub-contractor that recieves a level of accreditation, whether it be bronze, silver or gold, will have a place on our accredited database, where contractors who are members will be able to search through and find a relevant sub-contractor or tradesmen with the competency needed for the job in hand, making it easier for both contractors and sub-contractors to find work.