An accreditation is a recognised standard that ensures a company is compliant against a variety of criteria. Within Health & Safety there are many accreditations that a business can achieve. SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) is an umbrella organisation that has been set up that assesses a company on it’s Health and Safety compliance. Documentation and evidence that a company may be asked for if going through one of these schemes could include; Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Policies and where they get their Health and Safety advice from.