Callidus has successfully passed the CDM assessment as principal designers, which was carried out by Altius (an SSIP member) who have renewed our registration for another year.
As part of the assessment procedure our Policies, Procedures and Records were inspected to demonstrate our abilities and compliance with all aspects of Health & Safety, Quality Management, Risk Management and Commercial Management.
This accreditation rewards Callidus for our commitment to Health and Safety and safe working practices.
The Approved Code of Practice introduced with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, included a set of core criteria which described what was required by construction businesses to comply with basic health and safety law. These core criteria were examples of how clients should assess the competence of organisations, to undertake duty holder roles in construction projects.
At the time, there were several organisations involved in health and safety pre-qualification, including, the Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), Constructionline, Exor and the National House-Building Council (NHBC). The founding members agreed a process and minimum standards for assessing organisations and became SSIP Members.
Whilst the CDM Regulations 2015 amended some of the sections relating to the checking of competence, the requirement still exists within Regulation 8, which sets out that appointments can only be made if the company is deemed to have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and capacity to undertake the work.
Check out our registration to SSIP: http://www.cdmcomply.com/Profile/Callidus-Health-and-Safety
SSIP promotes mutual recognition between health & safety assessment providers and is backed by the HSE. All SSIP accredited assessment providers undergo an annual audit, to ensure that they are assessing to the required standard.
The Altius accreditation is a great edition to the list of industry accreditations we have been approved for. We currently hold ISO9001, ISO 14000, APEA (Association for Petroleum & Explosives Administration), APS (Association for Project Safety), Constructionline, FPA (Fire Protection Association), and PICS (Contractor and Supplier Pre-qualification). Our accreditations mean that we protect the brands and reputation of those who invest in us, as well as our own.
Jason Warren, Managing Director of Callidus said: “Achieving this recognised standard demonstrates our high-level of competency. It will enable us to compete nationally for major contracts and boost our reputation as a quality supplier. The major corporate businesses who are partnered with Altius can have confidence in our abilities, and it gives us a golden opportunity to increase our sales.”