PEME has successfully completed re-assessment for the SafeContractor scheme and has secured full membership for the seventh year. This demonstrates our commitment and competence to Safety in our workplace.
PEME Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, Michael Edwards, said “this is another fantastic Safety achievement for our company; we have put a lot of effort and resources in re-gaining SafeContractor, this shows our continued commitment to Health and Safety and will be welcomed by our employees and existing customers”.
SafeContractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to engineering, food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services. Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines Health and Safety procedures and their 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.
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. 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 one hundred and seventy major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as Maintenance Outsourcing and Project Installations.