SSI SCHAEFER, one of the world’s leading providers of products and systems for intra-company material flows and waste engineering, today announced that it has selected Alcumus SafeContractor, the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation company, for both its sub-contractor management system and contractor accreditation.
The manufacturing industry has many hazards, particularly moving objects, contact with machinery, and falls from height. The HSE estimate there were 61,000 injuries to manufacturing workers in 2018/19, 26 of them fatal1. Many of these are down to unsafe work practices which can be avoided with the correct education and precautions. SSI SCHAEFER today announce it has partnered with SafeContractor to signal to customers it is uncompromising when it comes to health and safety.
Andy Wightman, Commercial Director, at SSI SCHAEFER commented: “We work with very large brands, meaning we sometimes allocate projects worth millions of pounds to contractors. It is essential that they are following the correct procedures and protecting our reputation with the customer. SafeContractor provides peace of mind that contractor health and safety practices are compliant with the law and that they are working to the highest standards.”
Tracey Peace, Business Improvement Manager, at SSI SCHAEFER added: “Onboarding contractors for each new project can be an arduous task. With SafeContractor we can mitigate the cost and time of trying to manage contractors ourselves by accessing a ready pool of accredited contractors. This will build confidence and drive efficiency for our team, which will help us to grow sustainably and ethically as a business.”
Gemma Archibald, Managing Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “As the latest HSE statistics suggest, appropriate health and safety vetting of your supply chain is essential to minimise the risks to individuals and your business.”
“While many supply chains are being disrupted at the moment, health and safety standards should not be compromised. Furthermore, strides towards quality, environment and sustainability goals should not be needlessly undone. Access to the SafeContractor community of over 33,000 contractors and suppliers means that organisations can eliminate single points of failure in the supply chain to safeguard against business disruption, ensuring business continuity.”
“We’re thrilled that SSI SCHAEFER has joined our community and we wish them every success. More than 450 leading organisations, including many of the UK’s leading manufacturers, have selected SafeContractor to become safer, healthier and stronger.”
Source: 1. https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry/manufacturing.pdf
About Alcumus SafeContractor
Alcumus SafeContractor, the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation, connects verified contractors to leading organisations in a two-way commitment to ethical best practice and sustainable business growth.
We deliver tailored assessments through the largest in-house audit team. Businesses manage their contractors through our technology platform which provides visibility into their supply chain, allowing them to make informed decisions about the suppliers they use.
Using SafeContractor allows businesses to get to market faster, more efficiently and more economically than their competitors, offering them a competitive advantage.
As part of the Alcumus group we can provide further solutions to support your environment, health, safety and quality (ESHQ) needs.
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