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How we can help you

Our audit service comprises of two full day reviews; the first in your office, the second on site. We review all your current health and safety policies and procedures, assessing how they are implemented on site. A report is produced documenting our findings and includes any recommendations for improvements.


Why do you need a health and safety audit?

Legal compliance  Legal compliance 

with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM).

Independent assessment   Independent assessment

of your health and safety practices by a nationally recognised organisation.

Measurement   Measurement

of the effectiveness of your internal health and safety policies and systems.

Benchmarking   Benchmarking

between your own divisions, subsidiaries and comparable organisations.

Reduce risk   Reduce risk 

and help to manage the implications of HSE involvement.

Reduce costs   Reduce costs 

NHBC's industry-respected accreditation has been shown to help reduce liability insurance premiums.

Why choose us?

Our health and safety advisers spend every day working with our customers on health and safety matters; whether it's helping develop policies and procedures, undertaking site inspections or acting as CDM advisers. We know what best practice looks like, and how to implement it. Accordingly, our health and safety audits are rooted in this practical experience, and are the only health and safety audits specifically tailored to the home-building industry.

Why choose NHBC?

What is included?

Our audit process aims to provide a consultative and pro-active approach to help you improve your health and safety systems and processes. As a result the audit includes the corporate health and safety culture, and interpersonal and management skills, as well as the details of health and safety practice.

Designed to test the effectiveness of health and safety systems, and benchmark them between divisions/subsidiaries and with comparable companies in the industry, this audit will help identify areas of vulnerability and reduce risk.

On successful completion of the audit you will receive your NHBC Health and Safety Accreditation certificate to either bronze, silver or gold standard depending on the level of compliance, and an appropriate grade of NHBC Audit and Accreditation logo for use on promotional material.

Small builder audit

We also offer a version of the full audit and accreditation service for small or medium-sized builders with a single operational company.
Please contact us for more information.


This health and safety competence assessment scheme helps builders to meet their obligation to only appoint competent contractors.

Download the appointment form and registration pack (including document checklist) below.

Download appointment form and registration pack

Download Alternative SSiP scheme appointment form


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