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Top Safety Accreditation for Cresco Services Limited for 5th consecutive year.

CRESCO SERVICES LIMITED has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

SafeContractor Roundel RSafecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

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.

Things That Grow Plump In The Pipe


So you might guess from that headline that this is about something scary, and it could be.

One of the seasonal problems that cause backed up sinks and blocked drains at this time of year, is the discarded waste from all those carved up Halloween Pumpkins.

Tradition says that for Halloween we should all by a big, plump Pumpkin and carve it into the scariest face possible. I would say that this is something for the kids to do, but I’ve seen plenty of enthusiastic parents chopping away to create a fiendish grin in the large orange fruit – Yup that’s right, a Pumpkin belongs to the same family as the Cucumber, Melon, Butternut Squash and other Gourds.

It’s what happens to all the ‘innards’ of the Pumpkin when you’re finished and this is where the problems can begin.

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Sewage Smell Rumbles In The Mumbles

A popular tourist spot in Swansea is being plagued by the horrible smell of ‘sewage’ which angry residents report is coming from various manhole covers and grates. The area of West Cross and in particular Mumbles Road and beyond seems to be the main problem area.

Mat Davies, from Uplands, said: “For the past two Fridays I have been out jogging along the Prom from St Helen’s to Mumbles. Both of these days were great weather wise but the smell was awful, particurlarly between Blackpill and Mumbles.” He continued: “The smell was like blocked drains and pretty off-putting to be honest.”

The West Cross Inn owner, Vicky Morgans reported that the awful smell has been an ongoing problem for many years. However, recently the smell apears to have worsened.

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Covent Garden London Supplier Assessment

Getting feedback from clients is essential for any business, it’s how we learn to deliver an even better service.

If people aren’t happy about something, they’re usually quick to let you know – fortunately, we don’t get many of those. But you rarely get to hear from customers who are pleased with everything you do.

Covent Garden London are bucking the trend here and recently carried out a supplier assessment. They awarded us here at Cresco Services Plumbing and Drainage their top accolade as ‘Trusted Advisor – you’re fantastic’ see below. They also informed us that we are the only supplier to have been awarded this highest of ratings.

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Cambridge Hospital Hit With Double Disaster Over Patient Records And Drains

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge was hit with a double disaster yesterday over its drains and patient records.

Ambulances arriving at the hospital had to park up outside A&E for almost two hours as medical staff were hit with not only a computer problem, unabling them to gain access to patient records, but also a problem with the drains.

A patient said: “I noticed five ambulances outside A&E at about 1.45pm, with more coming and going, which is very unusual. The barrier was also down and security was only letting ambulances through at the time. When I got into the hospital the computers were down and staff couldn’t get blood results”.

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Home Buyer Drainage Survey

Home Buyer Drainage Survey

In recent years, home buyer drainage surveys have become increasingly more popular. Part of the reason for this is purely down to the wisdom of the potential new home owner. Many have learned the hard way, by discovering ‘hidden’ problems that don’t reveal themselves until you’re several months into living in your new home. However, we are also seeing an increase in home buyer drainage surveys being a requirement of the Mortgage Company, Insurer or both. These will need to be completed before the exchange of contracts.

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