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Start-up Plant Hire Business gains SafeContractor accreditation to boost their business profile

Boyd Plant Hire joined SafeContractor to professionalise their business, and now have proudly been awarded our UK-leading accreditation.

Boyd Plant Hire are a small plant hire company founded in 2019, starting up with a CASE CX130D excavator available to clients. Based in Ayrshire Auchinleck, the business wanted to professionalise and boost their business profile to their local community by gaining SafeContractor accreditation.

“I started Boyd Plant Hire with a view to assist businesses in our local area and aspire grow our services to include a multitude of plant hire availability. Our excavator service is available for hire with an experienced driver, covering all aspects of ground works, foundations, sewers, drainage, roads and electric foundations.” commented Chris Boyd at Boyd Plant Hire.

“We are incredibly proud to have achieved SafeContractor accreditation, demonstrating that despite being a new business with only two employees, we are able to achieve the highest standards of health & safety excellence. Passing the rigorous audit process assures our clients and peers that we are compliant with legislation and gives clients peace of mind that we are a professional and trust-worthy business to work with.” continued Chris.

SafeContractor, the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation, verifies an organisation’s health and safety compliance and connects contractors to leading organisations through an online portal. This showcases their profile to hundreds of companies that only work with SafeContractor members, saves time and money when bidding on new tenders and gives them the peace of mind that their health and safety practices are complaint with the law.

Gemma Archibald, Managing Director of Alcumus SafeContractor, said: "No-one goes to work to get injured. 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.”

“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. During the current economic impact of COVID-19 its more important than ever that contractors enhance their reputation and win work. Achieving our UK-leading accreditation demonstrates their commitment to delivering the highest standards of health and safety.”