Here are some of our most frequently asked questions along with our responses. Please contact us if you have any further questions not listed or if you’d like to talk to us about anything else.

What are the CDM regulations?
Over the years, a large number of serious and fatal accidents and cases of ill health have occurred in the construction industry; and improving this situation meant that the health, safety and welfare throughout all stages of a construction project needed to be appropriately and adequately managed and co-ordinated. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (better known as the CDM Regulations) are aimed at doing just this. They place duties on individuals involved in construction projects who can contribute to the health and safety and welfare, from the design stage through to the overall completion of the project.
Does the work I do fall under them CDM regulations?
The scope of the CDM Regulations are much broader than many people think, covering not just designing and building, but repair, renovation, maintenance, redecoration, and even some types of cleaning work. If you are still unsure whether this applies to you and would like to talk to us, why not call our helpful team on 01332 960320.
What is core criteria stage 1?
Core criteria were published by HSE in Appendix 4 of the CDM 2007 Approved Code of Practice and describe what it means for a construction business to comply with basic health and safety law.  With the new CDM 2015 Regulations, there is no immediate publication of an Approved Code of Practice; however, the SSIP Forum have agreed to adopt the Core Criteria to become part of the SSIP Terms of Reference.
How much will accreditation cost?
Our standard Altius CDMComply Subscription costs £139 (plus VAT). With our Fast Track subscription for £199 (plus VAT), you can get all of the benefits of our standard CDMComply subscription with the added bonus of *guaranteed SSIP recognition within 5 (working) days.
How do I apply?
You can apply for any of our CDMComply services simply by clicking on the ‘Join now’ button at the top of the screen. Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to a real person, why not call our helpful team on 01332 960320.
How do I make payment?
This can be done a number of ways.  You can click ‘Join now’ in the top right-hand corner of the screen, select the service you want to buy and make payment through our ‘Shop’ facility using a credit/debit card. Alternatively, you can contact us for an application form and make payment via BACs (Account Number - 93856429, Sort Code - 40-19-15) or post a cheque, to Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd, Wyvern Court, Stanier Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6BF.
What if I need help with the application?
Our helpful team are on hand 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, to answer any queries you may have during the application and assessment process. You can send us an email at enquiries@altiusva.com or call us on 01332 960320.
How long will the accreditation process take?
Our fast-track subscription provides a structure for achieving fast SSIP approval and allows time for requests for additional information to be actioned, guaranteeing SSIP approval within 5 (working) days. (N.B. This *guarantee is subject to timescales (*) being strictly adhered to).  
What if I have an accreditation from another SSIP scheme?
If you have already successfully completed a Health & Safety Assessment offered by a current SSIP Member Scheme you will not need to complete a full H&S questionnaire/assessment with us. For £49+VAT, you can still get on the Altius CDMComply Public Directory and have access to an Altius Certificate to help market your company.  
What if I have a complaint or suggestion?

If you have any complaints or suggestions surrounding your specific assessment or our assessment process in general please contact us at enquiries@altiusva.com. All issues will be reviewed by our Assurance Director and you will receive a written response within 5 working days.

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