Our most frequently asked questions.
SafeContractor welcomes all types of contractor to join the scheme, from asbestos removal to office cleaning.
We consider each contractor member individually considering the profession, industry sector, and business size.
If you have fewer than five employees you do not need to have a written health and safety policy, but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of health and safety legislation and how it applies to your business.
SafeContractor has developed a questionnaire specifically for sole-traders and companies with five employees or less.
If you think this is applicable to your business please contact our helpline to discuss your individual business requirements.
At present there are over 33,000 members in the scheme.
Contractors that remain engaged with the accreditation process usually gain accreditation in less than two audits.
Members who do not remain engaged or keep their membership up to date will eventually fail.
SafeContractor’s aim is to work with all members to ensure they become accredited.
To help this process, every contractor is assigned an auditor who will work with them to make sure the necessary paperwork and documentation is complete.
The length of time required for the accreditation process depends on the contractor plan purchased and your response time and ability to provide the relevant documentation.
The speed of accreditation is dependent on the responsiveness of members.
If you require SafeContractor to take over the administration of your contractor assessment and provide access to a database of over 33,000 pre-vetted members for you to choose from, you can become a client of the SafeContractor scheme.
Please call 02920 266 242 for further details.
If you are a contractor or service supplier and want to demonstrate your health and safety competency to new and existing clients, then you need to register as a contractor.
Being a member of the SafeContractor scheme means you no longer must complete multiple pre-qualification questionnaires, saving you both time and money.
SafeContractor is also one of the fastest growing contractor accreditation schemes in the UK, so you’ll be in great company.
Once accredited, you will be added to our web portal which is accessed by over 480 SafeContractor clients.
If you have joined the scheme as a direct result of a client request then you will appear in their monthly report.
You will also receive marketing support including a PR Guidance Note, vehicle stickers, and logos that can be used in your own marketing materials i.e. letterheads, brochures and websites etc.
SafeContractor is unable to provide contact details for its clients.
Yes, we hold your personal data in order to deliver accreditation services in accordance with the contract we have with you (or your organisation).
GDPR applies in respect of such personal data.
You are the data subject in relation to any personal data relating to you.
The types of personal data we may hold are as follows: name, address, email address, telephone number, technical data relating to your use of the SafeContractor portals (including your internet protocol address, login data, and information on your usage of the portals).
SafeContractor operates two portals:
1. The SafeContractor Payment Portal (where we collect a contractor’s identity, contact and financial data, for the purpose of processing a payment from them).
2. The SafeContractor Accreditation Portal (where we collect such personal data as is required from the contractor, for the purpose of accrediting them under the SafeContractor scheme).
Each portal will hold different types of information about a contractor.
Our portal privacy policies (which can be found in the footer of each portal) provide further information regarding the types of personal data we collect, our purpose for processing it, and how we look after it.
We store your personal data on our internal systems and on the portals outlined above.
No, all personal data is stored in England and Wales.
We do not transfer data outside of the EEA.
We always ensure we are legally entitled to process your personal data.
The purposes for which we process your personal data are as follows:
1. To perform our contract with you or your organisation.
2. To comply with our legal obligations.
3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests.
We may use your personal data to register you as a customer or portal user.