- On March 3, 2016
- Contract Flooring, Health & Safety, Safecontractor
Newlay Floors have recently been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for their commitment in achieving excellence in Health & Safety.
So what is Safe Contractor?
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme, which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Mandy Roberts – Health & Safety Officer
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Newlay Floors has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.
Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor.
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.
Find out more about safe contractor accreditation.