Contractor Prequalification Services
PICS is the fastest-growing contractor prequalification company in the world.
With our distinction comes a responsibility to encourage contractor management in protecting employers and suppliers alike. The Voluntary Protection Program Association (VPPPA), the consultative arm of The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) is similarly dedicated to that task, and also recognizes employers who implement effective safety and health management systems.
Like the VPP, which works to prevent fatalities, and injuries, PICS’ contractor prequalification program encourages firms to adopt a plan to prevent hazards and encourage commitment to workplace safety.
Establishing proper protocols is essential to ensure that a company’s contractors are properly screened and safe to work at a facility. This can be done by setting and enforcing safety expectations before a contract is awarded and then communicating these expectations to managerial staff.
Contractor Prequalification Process
The contractor prequalification process must also evaluate suppliers based on objective criteria such as:
- Three years of safety statistics
- Experience Modification Rates (EMR)
- Total Recordable Incidence Rates (TRIR)
- Lost Work Case Incidence Rates (LWCR) and fatalities
Recordable incident rates like these hold contractors responsible for their actions.
These statistics are an important part of the contractor prequalification process in determining the contractor awarded a bid.
Through the selection of safer contractors using safety indicators, a company can significantly reduce the number of potential incidents and lawsuits – saving millions of dollars each year.
Perhaps that is why the largest organizations in the world are now moving to implementing a contractor prequalification program as part of their company-wide HSE standards. To speak with a PICS Representative about a solution that may work for you, please Contact Us.