Local business B&B Attachments 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 very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing over 60 people, B&B is principally involved in the Material Handling sector, specialising in the supply of forklift truck attachments, with a turnover of over £9m. B&B supply all the major players in the forklift truck industry.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
John Lamberth, Operations Director at B&B Attachments comments “Health and Safety is paramount to everything we do as a business. It is fundamental that we provide a safe working environment. We are delighted to have achieved this accreditation and are committed to providing on-going training and safety awareness. Safecontractor is recognised by all our customers as the hallmark of high safety standards.”
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.
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 B&B Attachments 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 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 210 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.