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In an era where consumers are more conscious than ever about the ethics and values of the companies they engage with, Health and Safety Accreditation can set companies apart. It demonstrates a dedication to responsible operations, making a company more attractive to customers who prioritize safety in their choices.

Health and safety accreditation is intricately linked to competency within the context of CDM compliance. Achieving accreditation demonstrates that a company possesses the necessary competence and capability to manage health and safety effectively. It showcases that a company is well-versed in assessing risks, implementing safety measures, and maintaining a secure working environment.

Achieving accreditation affirms a company’s competency, instilling confidence in clients, collaborators, and regulatory bodies about its ability to execute projects with a strong focus on health and safety.

Are you and Exhibitor, Organiser or Venue? Click the links below to see how the ESSA Accreditation can help you.

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Legal and regulatory compliance

Navigating the complex landscape of health and safety regulations can be daunting. Accreditation helps an organization remain compliant with industry-specific laws and standards. By adhering to these requirements, you not only avoid potential legal repercussions but also foster a reputation of integrity and trust.


Risk mitigation

Accidents and emergencies can disrupt operations and tarnish a brand's image. Accreditation equips a company with the tools to identify, assess, and mitigate risks proactively. This preparedness not only safeguards business continuity but also contributes to long-term growth.


Improved partnerships

Collaboration with other businesses, contractors, and suppliers becomes smoother with Health and Safety Accreditation. It provides an assurance of a commitment to a secure working environment, facilitating stronger partnerships and collaborations within the industry.


Cost efficiency

Investing in health and safety may seem like an expense, but it's a long-term investment that yields substantial returns. Accreditation reduces accidents and associated costs, including medical expenses, legal fees, and operational disruptions, thereby positively impacting a companies bottom line.


Employee engagement and retention

A safe workplace fosters a sense of belonging and loyalty among employees. Accreditation contributes to higher job satisfaction, which in turn leads to increased retention rates and a workforce that is motivated to excel.


Elevated workforce welfare

Employees are a company’s most valuable asset. H&S Accreditation showcases a commitment to their well-being by establishing and maintaining rigorous safety protocols. This translates to reduced accidents, improved morale, and higher productivity, creating an environment where a team can thrive.



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Are you ready to become ESSA Accredited?

Check the links below for further information on the accreditation, how the process works, some tips and a pre-audit document to help you get started. If you have any questions and or want to get started then contact

The scheme is not available to non member organisations.


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Are you ready to take your company's sustainability practices to the next level? Look no further than the ESSA Sustainability Module - a groundbreaking accreditation designed to
recognise andcelebrate organisations that demonstrate exceptional commitment to sustainability.

CLICK HERE to visit our page on the ESSA Sustainability Accreditation.

We welcome all members to directly pursue the ESSA Sustainability accreditation, now without the need for prior ESSA Accredited status. It's your chance to showcase your dedication to sustainability. Click the icon below for more information and contact if you have any questions.


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