“It is important that Renovotec sets safety standards, not only for our own company but as a benchmark for the rugged hardware industry” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard.
Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware and related services provider for warehousing and distribution, retail and manufacturing companies 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 high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Renovotec is principally involved in the rugged mobile technology sector, specialising in the 3PL, Ports and DC industries. Renovotec’s most recent clients have included major players such as Kuehne + Nagel, P&G, Coca Cola, Eddie Stobart, 3M, Dart Containers and Accolade Wines.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
“It is important that Renovotec sets safety standards, not only for our own company but as a benchmark for the rugged hardware industry. We strive for best practice, making health and safety a priority in everything we do. Our customers trust us to deliver rugged products and services rapidly and cost-effectively; and our role as a trusted advisor also relies on the independently-accredited standards we adhere to” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard.
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. Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor says: “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 Renovotec 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,” John Kinge concludes.
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 that 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.
Safecontractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses health and safety arrangements. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the Safecontractor certificate as confirmation of competency.
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