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Press Release - 10/04/14

Top Safety Accreditation for Southern Fire Alarms Ltd

Local business Southern Fire Alarms Ltd 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.

Southern Fire Alarms Ltd is principally involved in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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

Oliver Reynolds, Director, said “We are proud to have achieved SAFECONTRACTOR accreditation for the 5th year. Safety in the workplace and of our employees is paramount to the running of our 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 Southern Fire Alarms Ltd 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.

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For further information contact:
Heather Martin, Operations Manager
Tel: 01243 870851

Note to editors:
Safecontractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses health and safety
arrangements. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the Safecontractor
certificate as confirmation of competency.

For further information about the Safecontractor scheme, contact:
Tammy James
029 2026 6750

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