Safecontractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management among UK contractors.
Our application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Managing Director, Mick Dunne, was delighted to receive the accolade. He said: "Gaining the Safecontractor accreditation is testament to the tenacity and hard work that staff put in to our health and safety systems, and equally as important implementing those high standards for our clients.
"We are always looking to improve our business, embrace innovation and seek opportunities to work more effectively. Health and safety is critical in the security industry, as we seek to install state of the art systems quickly and efficiently. This endorsement shows our ambition to shine in all areas of our business."
Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.
John Kinge, Technical Director for Safecontractor said: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.
More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Safecell has done. The firm's high standard has set an example which will hopefully be followed by other companies in the sector.
Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, while working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process."
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.
For more information, please contact a member of the team on 0845 270 6968, email email@example.com, or visit www.safecellgroup.com.