Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing 11 people, Delta Refrigeration is principally involved in the grocer retail sector, specialising in providing Energy Saving Display Refrigeration solutions. With a £3 million turnover, Delta’s most recent clients have included major players such as the Regional Co-operative’s, Premier Group, Nisa, One-Stop shops, Bookers and many more.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Simon Robinson, Delta Refrigeration, said: “We are delighted that we have been recognised and accredited by Safecontractor for our commitment to health and safety excellence.
“Our accreditation with Safecontractor is a testament to our commitment to managing risks and working in the safest possible way,” Robinson added.
Safecontractor accreditation will 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 contracted services.
John Kinge, technical director of 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 Delta 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.”
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 210 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.