With HSE guidance placing greater focus on management to demonstrate leadership and commitment on driving health and safety compliance, legislative duties are finding their way to the top of the agenda for UK business. The award-winning SafeContactor accreditation scheme offers peace of mind to companies hiring contractors, that health and safety is being handled correctly and regulations are being adhered to across the organisation. The scheme gives companies visibility of contactors working on their sites to ensure they are safe, compliant and have a thorough understanding of the latest legislation.
In 2018, Bellrock decided to partner with SafeContractor to improve the day to day management of its clients, while maintaining the highest level of health and safety. One of the company’s core offerings is to provide clients with simplified solutions to operational property issues, which can often involve managing entire sites through the provision of multiple outsourced services. With 1,300 of its regular, trusted contractors already members of the scheme, adopting SafeContractor gives the property experts both visibility of their current contractors as well as access to over 33,000 additional members should they need to call on them.
Commenting on the adoption of SafeContractor, David Smith CEO of Bellrock, commented: “Bellrock is proud of its long tradition of health and safety excellence. Our certification to OHSAS 18001 is testament to the importance we place on this integral aspect of the management of our business and that of our clients. Our partnership with Alcumus SafeContractor will secure a more robust approach to ensuring we only work with suppliers who are aligned with our culture of compliance.”
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor, added:
“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 approved 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 are delighted to welcome Bellrock to the SafeContactor scheme and look forward to helping them increase supply chain visibility and, ultimately, ensuring optimum compliance for their contractors.”
“More than 470 leading organisations, including six of the top 10 property and facilities companies, have selected SafeContractor to become safer, healthier and stronger.”