Top Safety Accreditation for Advanced Handling.
Advanced Handling’s SafeContractor accrediation has been succesfully renewed for the 7th consecutive year, recognising its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
As one of the largest manufacturers of bespoke handling equipment in the UK Advanced Handling design, manufacture and install materials handling equipment from their facility in Market Deeping, Peterborough.
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. Advanced Handling have a wide range of clients across a range of industries, including: Eurostar, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, GlaxoSmithKline, Cummins and many more global, national and local organisations.
“The SafeContractor accreditation is a valuable asset for our business and we have been a member of the scheme for some years. As part of the Sunnex Group, we are pleased to be able to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety are very happy to have received our renewed accreditation,” Liz Middleton, Commercial Director of Advanced Handling commented.
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 contracted services.
“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.” said John Kinge, Technical Director of SafeContractor. “More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Advanced Handling 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 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 one hundred and seventy 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.
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