The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), is calling on the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to review current commercial safety schemes that are affecting its members’ ability to remain competitive.
Concerns have been raised around the time consuming and administratively costly processes often used as a barrier to entry on prospective customer sites, requiring an organisation to acquire and maintain multiple accreditations for the very same management system and paying for the privilege. Prospective customers are pinning their colours to one scheme and not accepting other equally valid schemes, even though they are assessing the same management system.
Based on feedback from its members, the BSIA believes there is ambivalence over whether these schemes are delivering on health and safety goals, with scant evidence of any tangible positive impact directly attributed to these schemes…
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