CRESCO SERVICES LIMITED has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation renewal was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Cresco’s H&S Director, Steve Hogger, said:.
Safecontractor accreditation enhances the company’s ability to attract new contracts and demonstrates its commitment to safety and will be viewed positively by existing clients and insurers when the company liability policy requires renewal.
Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to property and facilities management 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 Cresco Services 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 practise. 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, nationwide 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.
For further information contact Steve Hogger or Steve Jones on 01708 375729 or visit our Contact Details Page.