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22 September 2022

Free SSIP Health and Safety Certification for BPCA members launched


BPCA has teamed up with inspection body CQMS Safety-Scheme to offer BPCA member companies a free SSIP Health and Safety Certification.

Full BPCA members can get the certification by completing an online assessment directly with CQMS. 

Free CQMS SIPP Health and Safety Scheme Certification with your British Pest Control Association membership

BPCA Head of Membership, Dee Ward-Thompson, said:

“A SIPP-approved health and safety scheme certification is a fantastic way to show your clients that you understand how to mitigate risks and protect people around your work.

“We’ve built this relationship with CQMS so member companies of any size can get an industry-recognised certification to prove your commitment to health and safety standards”.

What BPCA members get

By taking part in this exclusive offer, you get:

  • An independent external audit of your health and safety management system against recognised industry standards
  • A health and safety assessment per the SSIP Core Criteria, an industry recognised standard demonstrating compliance with UK health and safety standards
  • A CQMS Safety-Scheme certificate and free use of the corresponding CQMS Safety-Scheme logo
  • Added to the CQMS live portal
  • Inclusion of your company details on the SSIP portal
  • Mutual recognition with other SSIP schemes, reducing the cost and paperwork burden through the ‘deem to satisfy’ agreement.

Once you’ve completed the certification, you’ll be able to demonstrate your health and safety competency when tendering for work.

Dee continued:

“Even if you’ve already got a SSIP-approved health and safety certification, our new member offer will likely benefit your company.

“Completing the free CQMS certification means that you ‘deem to satisfy’ in other SSIP-approved safety schemes.

“So, if your contractor requires CHAS, SafeContractor, or another SSIP-approved scheme, you can save time and money through the ‘deem to satisfy’ arrangement”.

The offer is now available to all full BPCA members.

“Remember, BPCA can support you in applying for any health and safety scheme certifications. Our IOSH-qualified team can give members specialist advice by email or over the phone”. Dee Ward-Thompson, Head of Membership

Accessing the benefit

To begin your health and safety certification with CQMS, book your assessment online.


(Put “BPCA member” in the “How did you hear about CQMS?” part of the application).

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