Posted on Sep 23, 2014
Local business Qualitech 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.
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 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 Qualitech 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.
I am writing to say thank you for an excellent job. Qualitech's work ethos was exemplary. Your team are a credit to you. We are more than happy with the result and would have no hesitation to use your guys on future projects. I am glad we gave you the opportunity to show us how we would benefit by using and utilising a quality and a 100% professional company - Qualitech. Excellent risk assessments and method statements. Safety was paramount throughout the project
It's a pleasure to work with these guys, they come on site, set up as quickly as possible and crack on until the job is done. If they have to stay a bit longer to complete it's never an issue. Please award them all a gold star!
We asked Qualitech to give Elite Fitness Factory a deep clean because we know they are the ultimate professionals when it comes to cleaning. We wanted to make sure our members felt comfortable and safe to train when the Government allows all gyms to re-open again. Our gym has never been so clean! This gives all our customers peace of mind and also allows us to open up for business as soon as we can. I cannot thank the guys enough for such a fantastic job, which was all done in a timely and professional manner