Local business Accutest International Ltd. has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Accutest International Ltd. is principally involved in the liquid food production sector, specialising in the dairy and brewery industries and their client include both large and smaller independent food & drink producers.
The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 Accutest 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.”
Accutest International’s Technical Director, Tom Werner said: “We are very proud to have achieved SafeContractor accreditation for the second year running and are delighted that our commitment to health & safety is at work is recognised by Alcumus. Our commitment to safe working practises is vital in the field in which we work and this fantastic news will be well received by our clients”.
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