Local business ACMS UK have been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for their 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 11 people, ACMS UK currently serve a varied customer base with clients from local authorities, retail and education sectors. ACMS UK’s most recent clients include major players such as New Look, Superdrug and Travis Perkins.
The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. Managing Director, Steve Aldridge highlights, “Once again the team at ACMS UK have worked hard to achieve a further accolade in reaching safecontractor membership. Achieving safecontractor status ensures our clients are confident ACMS UK are achieving the very highest standards when it comes to health and safety”.
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 ACMS UK have 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 set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will only engage contractors who have received accreditation.
Over one hundred and seventy 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.
www.acmsuk.com 0844 846 0565
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