ISNetworld® is a third party contractor that provides a database to maintain a copy of records. ISNetworld® specializes in collecting documentation on behalf of various companies to ensure you are meeting specific requirements in order to remain compliant. ISNetworld® uses the Review and Verification Services or RAVS® to determine if your information and documentation is correct. ISNetworld® states it uses experts in completing the verification process and determining if you met all the regulations.
ISNetworld® will collect documentation such as:
- Contractor Acknowledgement Form
- Certificate of Insurance
- OSHA 300 Forms
- Safety Programs
- Training Records
Once ISNetworld® has completed the collection process they will either accept or deny your documentation. The goal is to get all of the documentation submitted accepted thereby giving your company compliance.
Before submitting the documentation required you should collect all of the appropriate documentation. This sometimes is a daunting task because some companies do not keep good records of training and accidents. It is important not to fake these documents because if you are caught it could cancel your contract with ISNetworld®, thereby losing the contract with the company you are conducting business with. It may not be worth faking documentation if it loses you a large contract which is keeping you in business.
Now that you have a complete idea of what ISNetworld® really does let’s discuss why you need them. Your company needs them because the companies you are working with require you to submit documentation through them. It is easier for larger companies who require ISNetworld® to ensure you are maintaining and complying with safety initiatives when they have to do very little to review your documentation. Large companies have the luxury of logging into a program and looking at your dashboard grade or quickly scanning to see if you have an orange exclamation point or green check mark. It’s easy for them to determine if you are in compliance or not, which thereby allows them to determine if they should keep their contract with you or not.
In this economy it is not a hard decision to keep or loose contracts. Therefore, if you are required to maintain ISNetworld® compliance you most likely will do it. However, there are some of you out there who are very frustrated with ISNetworld® and would rather give up than continue to fight for compliance. It is understandable that you are frustrated with ISNetworld® after attempting to complete the process for months or even years. However, stick with it. If you need help then look for a consultant or safety professional that can assist you. It is easier to pay someone to help you for a low price than loose contracts because of a third party record keeper, because in reality that is all that ISNetworld® is.
ISNetworld® is needed to keep your contracts, go through the motions and maintain compliance. If you need help find it, but remember ISNetworld® is simply a secretarial service that keeps track of your documents. If you go through the process with that in mind it may be easier to deal with the ups and downs of the process.