Third parties in the accreditation process
Have you been tempted to engage a consultant or advisor to complete the exor accreditation process on your behalf? If so, Stop Now!
exor has noticed a recent increase in the number of 3rd parties providing generic documentation that does not relate to the supplier or work activities being assessed.
The purpose of the assessment process is to determine the competence of your organisation and not that of a 3rd party. It is acknowledged that where health and safety expertise is not available internally, external advice should be sought; however, this advice must be assimilated into the business operation and not created for this accreditation alone.
Applications completed by third parties will not be accepted and may result in your company being removed from our database. We need to assess your company not the consultant you employ.
The information a supplier supplies in their completed questionnaire allows the auditor to determine the level of detail required in the audit. This is primarily based upon the size and structure of the organisation and the work activities for which they require accreditation.
If the paperwork does not fulfill the auditor’s requirements then a report is generated and additional information is requested. This will cause unnecessary delays in the audit process.
Using a health and safety consultant can be costly, with many charging a premium.
What guidance is available?
The exor audit process may be seen as an onerous and lengthy process and, in the majority of cases, a supplier will not pass first time. exor offer as much support and guidance you will need to ensure the necessary standards are met and at NO extra cost!
You will be assigned a dedicated auditor who will work with you to ensure all the necessary paperwork and documentation is complete.
Should you choose to engage a 3rd party to assist you, exor recommends that you consider the following –
- Are they listed on OHSCR www.oshcr.org
- Are they competent?
- Are they a member of a professional body?
- Do they have practical experience and knowledge?
- Do they have references?
Joining the exor scheme is straightforward and you can start today. Register your interest by contacting us here or calling us on 029 20 029 667.