Top safety accreditation for O’Donovan Waste Disposal

London waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for 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.

Employing more than 100 people, O’Donovan Waste Disposal specialises in construction and demolition waste and has a turnover of more than £10 million. O’Donovan’s most recent clients have included major players such as J. Coffey Construction, Mitre Construction and DDS Demolition.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, said: “Health and safety is of course of the utmost importance to us and we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure we operate above and beyond the industry standard, so that we can lead by example. We have invested heavily in training our staff, purchasing new equipment and making additions to our fleet of 75 vehicles to guarantee our safety credentials and we are committed to continuing to invest in these areas going forward.”

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 O’Donovan 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 via a website.

More than 210 major, nationwide 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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