I know why you’re here…
You got some kind of letter, communication, or even may be working on a new job bid.
You saw you needed to join this thing called ISNetworld®…
Right? I know I’m pretty close
So I won’t beat around the bush here.
Let’s talk about what the heck is ISNetworld®.
First, let’s address real quick who we are.
We are JJ safety a safety compliance company. Not ISNetworld®. Just wanted to clear that up . You’re not here to hear about us though you are trying to figure out what is ISN®.
So let’s continue…
Let us first give you the definition ISNetworld® provides from their website:
“ISNetworld® is an online contractor and supplier management platform of data-driven products and services that help manage risk, support sustainability and strengthen relationships. It helps reduce unnecessary duplication associated with traditional qualification processes.”
Ok so what is this still…
What this comes down to is that hiring companies that are looking for contractors like yourself are offloading the work of making sure you are up to par with your safety to another company. In this case it’s ISN®.
Let’s break it down a little more.
So for example…
A company that has 200 contractors they need to keep track of.
I’m talking about certificates of insurance, safety programs, documents specific for going on the job site, training, and your osha logs. All of these documents these types of companies need to make sure are up to to date constantly and are really implemented in your business.
This hiring company made a decision to allow a 3rd party system to help vet their contractors for them.
So instead of someone in house doing all this work another company has designed software that streamlines this very process. There are many companies like this like Avetta® and Veriforce®.. for this example though we are going to talk about ISN®.
So answering the question now what is ISNetworld®. Essentially they are specifically a software company that provides a service that hiring organizations utilize to verify contractors for them.
Now let’s talk about what are the benefits of using such a service. Why should you as a contractor have to pay and join this company? We hear that question a lot honestly.
Why Should You Join This Platform?
Well the hard truth is that your client or potential client requires it. They typically will not do business with you unless you are on this platform and have a passing grade.
That is why you received a letter if you’re already working with them or you saw that it was a part of your job bid packet.
If your customer is requiring this, it will be be guaranteed you will need to join to continue or start business with them.
There are some circumstances though you might not need to sign up, but this will be at the discretion of your customer.
Now aside from being forced to join there is more to it than just that. You now get exposure to any other hiring companies that use ISNetworld®. The benefit for these companies to use this service to manage their contractors is they now have access to a huge pool of contractors that are verified. So chances are you may get new connections and business opportunities from being on the platform.
Of course, that’s not guaranteed but making sure you include all the services you provide and the service areas you work in will optimize your chances of earning new business.
What should you do now?
Well if you have read this far you have a better understanding of what is ISNetworld® but what are you to do now?
You will most likely need to sign up. There is more than just signing up though. It’s not just a membership you’re apart of.
There is a range of requirements you need to meet that will be requested from your client.
Here are a few things you’ll need to provide:
- Insurance certificates (COI)
- Safety programs that pass standards
- Training documentation
- OSHA 300 Logs
- EMR (experience modification rate)
- Complete a questionnaire that is about 1000-2000 questions
Not only do you have to submit these items but they need to pass and be approved. They need to meet all requirements your client has set forth.
This can be easier said than done. That is why JJ Safety provides services that assists contractors through this whole process from start to finish or even if you are already going through it.
So really we know this is all new and different and you’re still trying to understand. I want to share with you our guarantee that we provide to help make this processes that much easier for you.
We guarantee to get your account approved through our service and if we don’t we will not only give you your money back but…
An additional $500.
There are two things though we cannot control and won’t work for this guarantee.
- You don’t have the right insurance limits. We can’t control the requirements your client requests from you. For example your clients wants you to have $5 million in general liability but you only carry $1 million.
- You have a high risk history. This means if you have had a lot of incidents in the past and have a high TRIR. We can’t change the past. We can review your logs though and help decide if incidents are actually recordable (you’d be surprised what could be taken off).
Other than those two things we know we can get your account fully into compline with your clients. So much so we will put up our own money to do it.
So we both have skin in the game at this point. There is no risk to you with an offer this good!
So next step is to setup a call with us so we can better understand where you are at in the process and break everything down for you!
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