Industrial Compliance Certification FAQs
ISNetworld certification is an important part of running a construction company or contractor service. There is a lot to know about what ISNetworld certification is and the process involved to achieve it. Here are some of the most common questions Industrial Compliance & Safety answers about ISNetworld certification.
What Is ISNetworld®?
ISNetworld® is an online contractor management database which is designed to meet internal and governmental recordkeeping and compliance requirements. ISNetworld® collects safety, procurement, quality and regulatory information which is reviewed by subject matter experts to assess accuracy, relevancy, and timeliness of the data.ISNetworld® allows Hiring Clients to use this database as an integral part of their contractor management systems to connect with safe, reliable and sustainable contractors and suppliers around the globe.
Who Uses ISNetworld?
The three main industries that use ISNetworld for auditing and compliance are:
- Project Management
What are the Benefits of Joining ISNetworld?
Having ISNetworld certification shows J potential new clients you are a safe and reliable company to work with. Joining ISNetworld helps you to prequalify for work with clients from diversified industries.
ISNetworld® certification is also required in many industries including: energy industry (electric, oil, gas and wind), manufacturing, packaging and some supply chains.
How Do I Get ISNetworld® Certified?
Steps to Get Your ISNetworld® Certification
- Step 1: Connect a Client to Your ISNetworld Accounts
- Step 2: Complete the ISNetworld® Account Questionnaire
- Step 3: Complete Safety Programs (RAVS®)
- Step 4: Submit Documentation
- Step 5: ISNetworld® Review
How Much Does ISNetworld® Certification Cost?
Being a member of ISNetworld ® involves a yearly membership fee that is set by ISNetworld ®. Their membership is based on the amount of employees your company has had over the last 3 years on average.
Learn more about the cost of membership and other fees you may need to plan for.
What Are (ISNetworld®) RAVS® ?
ISNetworld® RAVS® stands for Review and Verification Services. RAVS® is how ISNetworld® verifies your company’s safety programs. A team of industry professionals review safety programs that are uploaded into the RAVS® section of your account. The safety programs that you would upload include any that your workers may be involved in while they are performing work at a client location.
RAVS looks for compliance to industry standards and other standards established by your clients which affect your company. TRAVS® is Training Review and Verification services. This requirement is not mandatory for every contractor on ISNetworld® but is required if your client has requested it of you.
To satisfy TRAVS® you have to provide proof that your employees have gone through some type of training for the requirements listed in this section.
What Is A COI?
COI stands for Certificate of Insurance. This document is issued by your insurance company or broker and is used to verify the existence of insurance coverage. It will list the effective dates, type and amount of coverage listed on your policy.
Your customer will require you to submit certificates of insurance to them that proves that you and your employees will be covered by insurance if any damages or injuries occur.
COIs that are not up to date or improperly submitted COIs are one of the most common reasons for your account grade to be reduced. Our Annual Account Maintenance program can keep that from happening.
How Long Does ISNetworld Certification Take?
If you use our services we can have all of your account requirements submitted within 24 – 48 hours. Whether we are starting from scratch with a full set up or simply taking over with our maintenance program.
ISNetworld® review times vary; it is safe to expect about 1-2 weeks review time after everything has been submitted.
What Is An HSE Program?
What once was just a Safety Program is now an HSE Program. HSE stands for Health, Safety and Environmental. As the overall safety culture and regulations to improve workers’ well being within most industries have grown, Safety Programs have also grown to include and address Health and Environmental hazards as well.
All the HSE Programs that are required to be submitted to ISNetworld®, are typically based on the work types you list in the account and regions you work in. Clients also have client-specific programs that are required.
We know exactly what they are looking for and guarantee 100% acceptance of all written HSE/RAVS® programs.
Why Did I Receive a Letter to Join?
If you’ve received a letter from one of your customers it means that your customer has decided to partner with ISNetworld to manage the safety, insurance and regulatory requirements of their contractors and suppliers.
What it means for you is simple: if you want to continue to do business with this customer, you must become a member, or ‘Contractor Client’ of that system. What is a cost savings measure for your customer is now unfortunately a cost of doing business for you. The not so simple part is submitting and maintaining the required information.
That’s where we come in. Our job is to help reduce your cost of doing business by handling this for you in the most cost-effective way possible.
What Is An EMR Letter?
An EMR letter is a document issued by your insurance company that contains your EMR or Experience Modification Rate (also referred to as an E-MOD). An EMR number that represents the cost of your past injuries and the estimation of risk related to your company.
I will not go into how your EMR rate is calculated because it is extremely complicated. It may help you to understand that an EMR of 1.0 is considered to be an average rating of all companies within your industry based on BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics). That’s why it’s an issue if your EMR is over 1.0, your poor safety performance or risk is above average. Having a low EMR is not only a measure of good safety performance but can also save your company money because it is used as a multiplier when developing your insurance rates.
Using simple math for an example, if your EMR is .87 and your industry’s average premium is $100,000, your premium would then be $87,000. Your EMR is calculated and a new letter is issued annually and is also required to be submitted to ISNetworld® on an annual basis.
This task is one many covered by our Annual Account Maintenance Program.
What OSHA Forms Need To Be Submitted?
Part of setting up your ISNetworld® account is providing your OSHA 300 logs for the past 3 years if you are a U.S. based company. This is required so the proper TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate), LWIR (Lost Workday Incident Rate) and DART (Days Away, Restricted or Transferred) can be accurately identified for your company.
If you haven’t been in business long enough to have this info, no worries! We can submit documentation stating you are not required to provide this information.
Even if you have been in business for three years but haven’t kept OSHA 300 logs, we will work with you to gather the data needed so that you can complete these forms. We’ll also help you keep these records going forward so that you stay in compliance.
What’s the Difference Between ISNetworld, Avetta® and PEC Premier?
While all three of these programs are used to help connect contractors and suppliers, each one has a different set of requirements. PEC Premier specializes in the oil industry. Some potential clients may only use one system while some may use all three. Connecting to more than one gives you access to more potential clients and more jobs.
What Does Industrial Compliance & Safety Guarantee?
We stand by the following guarantees: 24-48 hour submission of all required documents; we’ll beat any of our competitors’ prices; HSE/RAVS® approval; highest account grade possible based on your safety performance.
You can also learn more about…
- Frequently asked questions about PEC Premier Certification
- Frequently asked questions about Avetta® Certification
Have more questions?
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