Supplier checks

When the average care service needs more than 30 suppliers, doing all the necessary checks on those suppliers’ paperwork can become a monumental task. That’s why Wippet does it for you. 

Suppliers on Wippet must complete a series of checks involving supplying information, documentation and certification to ensure that if there’s a supplier on Wippet that it’s a supplier you can trust.

Our supplier checks have two initial levels with a third coming soon. Each level is indicated by a blue, silver or gold shield:

Blue shield


A blue shield means this supplier has passed all Wippet’s standard checks. These include: Company registration, VAT registration, GDPR compliance, Privacy Policy, Health and Safety Policy, DBS for staff and contractors visiting on site, employer’s liability insurance (min. £1m cover), Public liability insurance (where applicable - min. £1m cover), Professional indemnity insurance (where applicable - min. £1m cover), Product insurance cover (min. £1m cover).

Silver shield


A silver shield indicates that the supplier has passed all the standard checks but also the following additional checks: business continuity planning, equal opportunities and human rights policies, modern slavery policy (companies over £36m) Ethical trading policy, Quality Management, ISO9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO, 27001

Gold shield



A gold shield is awarded to suppliers who, in additional to passing standard and additional checks, have achieved among the highest customer ratings for quality of service and reliability.