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Safe T Cert

safetcert01Safe-T-Cert is a third party accredited health and safety scheme developed jointly by the Construction Employers Federation in Belfast and the Construction Industry Federation in Dublin.

It was developed from the OHAS 18001 documentation but enhanced specifically for the construction industry. It is based on ‘best practice’ requirements for international and national bodies.

Safe-T-Cert is recognised under the ‘Buildsafe’ initiative in Northern Ireland and the ‘Construction Safety Partnership’ in the Republic of Ireland. Safe-T-Cert is also a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SIP).

Applying for Registration?

Contact our office and we will complete the process with you. Alternatively you can contact
Safe-T-Cert, 143 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SU

Your application will be processed and a letter confirming Registration will be issued along with information on the criteria for audit.

You will then as a registered company be required to apply for audit within nine months of registration. Before applying for audit you should ensure that your health and safety management systems are ready to be audited and can demonstrate at least three months evidence of operation.

On receipt of the Application Form for Audit, the Scheme will appoint an auditor from its IOSH approved auditor panel to conduct the audit. The appointed auditor will contact the applicant company directly to arrange a date for audit. Continued Safe-T-Cert certification is subject to annual verification audit. At an annual verification audit, you must demonstrate that your health and safety has improved and that all targets set at the previous audit have been implemented.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need Safe-T-Cert?
If you tender directly for public sector work, you are required to be accredited with a 3rd party Health and Safety Management System. Safe-T-Cert is one of the systems recognised by Government construction clients.

The Safe T Cert is an accreditation which may be awarded to a Company based on the quality of their Safety Management system.

It is awarded by the C.E.F.

It is recognised in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

If you are looking to implement an accredited management system to ensure that you are legislatively compliant and give you a competitive edge whilst pre-qualifying and tendering for work then call our office where we can assist you in the design and implementation of a safety management system which will be accredited to the Safe T Cert standard.

Why do I need it?

With prequalification and tendering more competitive than ever Clients are introducing more stringent criteria in terms of an applicant’s health and safety performance. One of the criteria currently sought, particularly in the Public sector is a Management system accredited by an external body. One such standard to which you can have your safety management system accredited to is the Safe T Cert standard.

What Brian Larkin Safety offers:

We will prepare all necessary documentation required to meet the Safe T Cert standard and have previously assisted many companies in obtaining the Safe T Cert.

It involves a safety adviser calling to your office in order to discuss with the Managing Director what will be done and obtain all necessary information for the compilation of documented Safety Management System in accordance with Safe-T-Cert requirements.

Timescale for obtaining Safe T Cert
Day 1.

Application to join the safe t cert scheme will be sent to the CEF at this stage.
Once this is done it will take approximately 8 working days to put together the management system and prepare the required folders which the client will use onsite. Also performed will be audits on the system to ensure that the system is ready for auditing by the Safe T Cert auditor.
A non exhaustive list of documentation which will be required depending on the size and scope of your works is outlined below.
Procedures for dealing with Sub-Contractors

Templates for construction phase plans
Method statements
Induction Pack to include employee assessment
Tool Box talks pack
Relevant Statutory Forms
AF3 (Excavations)
GA3 (Scaffolding)
GA1 (Lifting Equipment.)
GA2 lifting equipment weekly checks
Traffic management inspection forms.
Traffic management design forms.
PPE issue register
Plant operator’s checklists
Provisions for reporting/recording Accidents/Incidents