Top Safety Accreditation for Plymouth Fire Protection MW6938 12th January 2016
Local business Plymouth Fire Protection has been awarded accreditation from Safe Contractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safe Contractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing 8 people, Plymouth Fire Protection is principally involved in the Fire Protection sector, specialising in the Fire Alarm System and Smoke Ventilation System sector, most recent clients have included major players such as Workman LLP, Threadneedle and the St Luke’s Hospice Trust.
The company’s application for Safe Contractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
On behalf of Plymouth Fire Protection, Martin Farley explained how the work schedules had increased two fold since being awarded Safe Contractor Accreditation. Furthermore, he says “Safe Contractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by our insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal. Safe Contractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly fluent throughout the property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of our contracted services”.
John Kinge, technical director of Safe Contractor 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 Plymouth Fire Protection has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.
Safe Contractor 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.”
Under the Safe Contractor 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.