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 S&C Slatter has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.
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.
S&C Slatter is already accredited by a number of procurement, supply chain management and risk management certification bodies including Constructionline, EXOR and CHAS. The company also recently successfully completed its ISO 9001 Quality Management System re-certification for the next three years; all emphasising its commitment to pursuing quality-based service delivery for it ever expanding portfolio of clients in the Education, Sports, Leisure and Construction sectors.
Earlier this year S&C Slatter achieved a global first; becoming the first International Hockey Federation (FIH) Certified Pitch Builder under the FIH internationally recognised quality assurance programme – the FIH Quality Programme for Hockey Turf. And in partnership with FieldTurf, we work on pitches under the Football Association, Football Foundation, Rugby Football Union, Sport England, English Hockey Framework.