Safecontractor Success

Harlow Glass 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 application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform Health & Safety standard across the business.  Working with one of the most dangerous products in the building industry means that we wanted to show our customers how seriously we take our responsibilities.

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.

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 Harlow Glass 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, Harlow Glass engaged in a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and the 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.

Harlow Glass looks forward to working with all our clients, current and future on a safe construction environment both during and after construction.  We now have a standard Pre-Construction Information Pack available on request to help streamline the process for clients to consider our services on projects, please contact us for a pack and more information.

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