Timberwise Achieve Top Safety Accreditation
22 August 2012
Timberwise is one of the latest group of successful companies to be part of a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.
We are pround that we have recently maintained our accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors. The application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Phil Lund , Marketing Manager said, “As leaders within the property preservation industry we take health and safety extremely seriously -not only when it comes to our own employees but to fellow contractors on sites where we are working as well as our clients and the general public. Our continued involvement with SAFEcontractor reinforces our commitment to health and safety”.
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 contract services.
John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies”.
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Timberwise has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector”.
Under the SAFEcontractor system, 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, www.safecontractor.com
Employer-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 employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation. Over one hundred and fifty 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.