Below are a selection of recent testimonials from clients and members of SafeContractor.
WSL are one of the UK’s leading providers of mezzanine floors, racking and shelving.
"Our health and safety practices and compliance have always been important to us, and are an invaluable tool in differentiating ourselves from the competition.
The procedure of SafeContractor accreditation helped us to review our current processes from the perspective of one of the UK’s most widely recognised and knowledgeable health and safety auditors; ensuring that our processes are up-to date with the continually increasing standards within our industry.
SafeContractor provides us with a simple way of showing our prospective customers that we take our commitment to safety seriously."
Frederick Proctor, Project Manager at WSL.
"Due the nature of the services we provide, as a company that deals with heavy duty, non-standard lifts and vehicle/lorry lifts, Focus Lifts understand how vital it is to reassure customers that safety is always at the forefront of our minds. Therefore, we have ensured that we maintain our SafeContractor accreditation year on year, as we believe it is a strong indicator of our dedication to safety in the workplace and on-site.
With each year, comes an increase in standards, so our customers can feel assured that when they see we are SafeContractor accredited, they know we work towards the highest current industry standard."
Eddie Duncombe, Director
"We have been SafeContractor accredited for many years now, and are proud to be part of such a strong community of safety-conscious professionals. Our consistent accreditation with SafeContractor reflects our ongoing commitment to ensuring that safety is always a priority with our lift engineers.
We would recommend SafeContractor to any company looking to instantly reassure customers that they put the health and safety of others before anything else – which SafeContractor accreditation does."
Barry Harden, Joint Managing Director at Temple Lifts
Delta Refrigeration Services Ltd
"We are delighted that we have been recognised and accredited by SafeContractor for our commitment to health and safety excellence.
Having high standards around health and safety policies is vital to all companies, but in the refrigeration and retail sector, it’s even more important.
Our accreditation with SafeContractor is a testament to our commitment to managing risks and working in the safest possible way."
Simon Robinson, Managing Director
Hydratec Lift Services Ltd
"We achieved SafeContractor accreditation at the beginning of 2015, and we are looking forward being part of such a well-recognised and professional community.
We take pride in the knowledge that our SafeContractor accreditation will be an immediate reflection of our commitment to safety, and it will be reassuring to our current and future clients that we put the safety of those involved as well as those in the vicinity of a project at the top of our priority.
After successfully passing the in-depth audits, we are committed to continuing our work towards achieving only the highest of safety standards."
Robert Keane, Managing Director at Hydratec Lift Services Ltd
Spectrum Window Cleaners
"As a business we are even more confident now, having gone through the process, as well as being part of an accreditation that we can be proud of. It's been great getting feedback on what we can improve next year, and we look forward to being a member for many years to come.
We would recommend SafeContractor to any company that wants to position themselves at the high end of the spectrum in health and safety. The process has really added value to our business."
Lucian Ivan, Director, Spectrum Window Cleaners
Elite Recycling Solutions
"We have been accredited with SafeContractor for a number of years now which has proven so valuable in our professionalism as a business. As a recognised accreditation it gives our clients confidence and helps us to maintain the high health and safety requirements set by SafeContractor."
Chris Smits, Managing Director
W.G.Finlayson Property Maintenance Services
“As a small contractor in a competitive construction market, I was aware of the need to register, and be accredited by, a health and safety specialist company. A client referred me to SafeContractor and when I visited the website, I found invaluable information and templates on preparing a health and safety policy. To my surprise, I then received an email from SafeContractor advising me to contact the help desk in order to gain assistance in filling in the required health and safety questionnaire. I was promptly put through to a member of the support team who very professionally helped me through the process in a very friendly manner. I would highly recommend anyone considering accreditation in health and safety to use SafeContractor.”
William Finlayson, Proprietor
Sovereign Fire and Security
"Our SafeContractor accreditation has been awarded for the fifth year running and gives our customers peace of mind that we are operating using the correct health and safety procedures and policies in place, which is really important to any business that is dealing with us. It is part of our commitment to retaining all the industry accreditations, ensuring that we meet the highest possible standards in our industry."
Marek Jakubczyk, Managing Director at Sovereign Fire and Security
"Having been awarded SafeContractor accreditation for the 5th consecutive year it has definitely played a significant role in the development of our business throughout that period. The accreditation gives our clients, from both the public and private sector, the confidence that their projects will be delivered in a safe and efficient manner.
The rigorous assessment process has also enabled The Storage Equipment Centre Ltd to rationalise its internal processes to better increase our health and safety on site. The team at SafeContractor supports us throughout the entire process and the service given is testament to the high regard that the SafeContractor accreditation is held in."
Steve Watts, Managing Director
"Cleankill is a pest control company which prides itself on achieving and maintaining first class health and safety standards for both its customers and staff. To have accreditation gives us the reassurance that our working practices have been approved by SafeContractor's rigorous assessment and auditing procedures.
Cleankill first achieved accreditation in 2001 and, at every stage of the process, we have found SafeContractor to be professional and efficient. Their support and guidance has been crucial to helping us navigate our way through the sometimes complex world of health and safety.”
Paul Bates, Managing Director
"Health and safety is very important to the SCX Group, and SafeContractor accreditation gives us the opportunity to prove that. Its more than simply having the written procedures in existence; SafeContractor expects demonstration that these procedures are being used effectively throughout the organisation in order to safeguard both our employees and our clients.
The association with the scheme provides independent verification to our clients that we’re doing just that. In addition, the fact that the standards increase every year ensures continuous improvement and also allows us to demonstrate our ability to adapt, to grow and to improve the long-term future of all our Group companies.”
Dave Kilner, the SCX Group’s SHEQ Assurance Manager
UK Container Maintenance
“As the UK’s largest family-owned container repair and refurbishment company, health and safety is of great importance to UKCM. By being SafeContractor approved for well over five years we have been able to achieve our desired, high level of compliance through meeting and exceeding the rigorous assessment and auditing requirements put in place. We always inform our customers and suppliers of our SafeContractor certification as this gives them extra peace of mind and ensures them that we operate in the safest way possible.”
Emma Elston, Co-founder.
M J Quinn
"Upholding health, safety and welfare standards in the building and maintenance sector is a major priority for M J Quinn and its clients. We endeavour to show our customers that company policies and procedures are the best in the industry and accreditation to SafeContractor provides independent verification of this."
Edward Meehan, Health and Safety Manager
Facilities Resource Management Limited
"The process of seeking the prestigious SafeContractor accreditation has been invaluable.
The discipline of reviewing and updating our policies and procedures was helped by the very supportive independent auditor from SafeContractor who not only guided us through the process but she signposted where we could obtain information and support.
The accreditation is a great marketing tool and has given us reassurance about our systems and policies. But by far the greatest success is that, with the auditor's guidance, we involved every member of staff and started a conversation which has not just raised the profile of health and safety right across the organisation but allowed managers to tap into the expertise and experience of those working on the front line.
We are confident that, going forward, we can build on the experience of working towards the SafeContractor award to create an environment which focusses on the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and clients."