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Facelift received Safe Contractor accreditation

Facelift received Safe Contractor accreditation

25 June 2012 Email this article

Facelift has recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor and been accepted onto a leading scheme, that’s designed to help the access industry improve its safety record.  SAFEcontractor is a programme that recognises a very high standard, when it comes to work at height safety training and practice amongst UK contractors.

This accreditation is part of our aim towards a uniform standard of safety across the business. To get this accreditation, businesses have to undergo a vetting process, which looks at health and safety procedures and their history of safe practice. 

This scheme enables employers that sign up to it, to check any potential contractors before they even set foot on-site. As users of this scheme, all employers commit to only engaging with accredited contractors.

To date, over one hundred and fifty major nationwide businesses from several sectors have signed up and select contractors through the scheme for services including building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

Paul Standing, our Operations Director said, “Safety is paramount in our business, and at the core of what we stand for, receiving this accreditation is testament to the hard work and integrity of the people in our business and our thanks go to everyone for helping us to achieve this”.

SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to 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 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 Facelift has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector".