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Free whitepaper explores the role facilities management companies play in managing workplace risks

The UK’s leading health and safety accreditation service, Alcumus SafeContractor, has warned that inadequate health and safety procedures could have significant implications on the UK’s Facility Management (FM) market, that was valued in 2017 at £120bn, and employs 10% of the country’s workforce.

As FM’s remit continues to expand, crossing a broader spectrum of activities, including fire safety, working at height, on-site activity and contractor management, Alcumus SafeContractor is calling for FM companies to have a more robust understanding of health and safety and its importance within their roles and responsibilities.

Three quarters of all fatal workplace accidents were accounted for by only five different accident types*. Alcumus’ free whitepaper looks to explore how FM can better protect its customers, colleagues and brand reputation.

The Alcumus SafeContractor experts, who assist hundreds of organisations mitigate and manage risks, explain the importance of training contractors, an essential extension to the normal workforce, to implement known standards of behavior across the workforce.

Gemma Archibald, Managing Director of the Alcumus Accreditation and Advisory Division, said: “Over the past few years we have noticed more and more Facilities Managers taking on the role of a Health and Safety Officer, however, it’s imperative that they are given enough support and training to ensure they are complying with legislation and, most importantly, keeping people safe. Our whitepaper is a great tool for those looking to enhance their organisation’s health and safety processes and ensure they are fully compliant.”

The free whitepaper, available to download here, offers FMs advice and guidance on how to ensure they comply with British standards and create a safe working environment for employees.

For more information on how Alcumus SafeContractor can help mitigate the risks when hiring contractors and provide supply chain visibility, please visit www.safecontractor.com

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