Rock bottom trade prices for our SafeContractors'

New TradePoint and SafeContractor partnership secures 12,000 building supplies at trade price for health and safety compliant contractors

SafeContractor, the UK’s fastest growing health and safety scheme has joined forces with building supplies giant TradePoint to instantly qualify its 25,000 health and safety proficient contractors for TradePoint membership. As well as extended opening hours, seven days a week, SafeContractor members can now purchase from 12,000 kitchens, bathrooms and building materials at trade pricing.  Already used by many large businesses in the construction, FM, retail, food and drink and manufacturing sectors, SafeContractor’s service takes the hassle out of the ever increasing burden that health and safety legislation places on managing contractors.

David Hanratty, National Business to Business Manager at TradePoint said: “TradePoint’s partnership with SafeContractor will provide contractors with a one-stop-shop solution to their building material needs. Regardless of turnover, contractor members now have access to 12,000 products at trade pricing, with the convenience of extended trade opening hours, seven days a week. We believe the provision of TradePoint’s membership benefits, in addition to health and safety compliance will significantly help to support contractors of all sizes across the UK.”

SafeContractor already enables businesses to reduce risk by establishing and maintaining a compliant, approved contractor list. SafeContractor can also identify and flag contractors who pose a risk to the business and provide a full audit trail to evidence that the business is meeting legal health and safety requirements.

Alyn Franklin, Chief Operating Officer at SafeContractor said: “By working with SafeContractor, companies can be assured that their entire contractor supply chain is health and safety compliant. Our new partnership with TradePoint is the latest in a raft of new time and cost saving benefits SafeContractor now provides to it contractors in addition to their health and safety accreditation to help their businesses prosper.”

As the leading health and safety assessment scheme in the UK, SafeContractor has over 275 major clients and nearly 25,000 contractor members. Contractors are audited by in-house professionals on an annual basis to ensure that the required health and safety standards are consistently adhered to. To find out more, please visit www.safecontractor.com.

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Note to editors

SafeContractor was initially developed as a bespoke project for a Property Management client, who wished to outsource the annual vetting of contractors on its approved list. Interest shown by other similar clients' identified the potential for a standardised system that could be offered to the whole of the company's client base.

In 1999, SupplyLine was born. After further development the product was expanded to provide web based access to its clients, and was re-branded as SafeContractor in 2003.

Steady growth and the adoption of the system by some major brand names such as Kellogg, Debenhams Retail Plc, Home Retail Group and General Motors UK, saw entry into new client markets and further growth in contractor members.

SafeContractor is part of the Alcumus Group, the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and verification services.

Alcumus employs circa 700 people and supports more than 30,000 clients in the UK and internationally with their Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategies.

www.alcumusgroup.com

Post date: 23 Feb 2016

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