5 important facts about our top safety accreditation.
Handsfree Group UK has been awarded the prestigious accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
1. What is Safe Contractor?
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency in health and safety practice.
2. What we had to do?
Under the SafeContractor scheme, we had to undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and our track record for safe practice. Any companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via the Alcumus 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.
3. Why is it so important?
Our application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance our ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by both our customers and our insurers.
4. What Alcumus Safe Contractor think?
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 Handsfree Group 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.”
5. What our Managing Director thinks?
Matthew Johnson, Managing Director or Handsfree Group said: “SafeContractor is an established industry benchmark. The accreditation means it’s easy for our potential clients to verify and trust our qualified expertise, and exceptional track record in health and safety. Installing the latest market leading vehicle technology innovations into transport, logistics and emergency service clients requires exemplary attention to health and safety – We’re committed to ensuring that Handsfree Group is one of the safest and best vehicle technology installation companies to work with in the UK.”