Top Safety Accreditation for Retail Associates Ltd

Top Safety Accreditation for Retail Associates Ltd

Posted On December 20, 2017

Top Safety Accreditation for Retail Associates Ltd

Local business Retail Associates has been awarded accreditation from
Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in
the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme
which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety
management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations
in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Retail Associates is principally involved in the shop fitting sector,
specialising in checkouts, shelving, point of sale and other retail industries.
Retail Associates most recent clients have included major players such as
Morrisons, Iceland and Asda.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by
the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor
accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and
its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the
company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk
management in the way that Retail Associates 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.”

Alcumus SafeContractor is a third party accreditation scheme that
assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of
contractors. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the
SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency in health and
safety practice.

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.
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 300 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.

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