Automation experts OAL celebrate five years of achieving SafeContractor accreditation

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Written by: SafeContractor
22nd May

OAL is committed to disrupting the food manufacturing industry through automation, always delivering to the highest standards. Today we are celebrating OAL’s own high standards in health and safety excellence with five years of achieving SafeContractor accreditation!

OAL is an innovative family business, founded in 1993, passionate about technology and changing the food manufacturing industry to improve how our food is made through the application of technology in food processing.

“OAL has strong experience in the food manufacturing industry, and we pride ourselves on our ability to spot trends and stay ahead of the curve. Our desire to transform the food manufacturing industry is supported by forward-thinking companies across the globe and the UK government, and is under-pinned by the highest company standards across all areas, including an ongoing commitment to achieving health and safety excellence in our workplace,” commented Harry Norman, Managing Director at OAL.

 “SafeContractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacturing, due to the number of contracted services. Gaining accreditation required us to provide examples of all our health and safety paperwork to ensure it was up to date and met legal industry requirements. This includes risk assessments, method statements, COSHH assessments and working at height, to name just a few.

“Receiving this accreditation recognises our dedication to health and safety, both in terms of our workforce and how we work to protect our employees and our customers. The SafeContractor seal of approval assures our customers that we’re doing all we can to adhere to the very highest standard of health and safety and legal compliance and provides them with peace of mind when our teams carry out work on site.” continued Harry.

For contractors who want to enhance their reputation for health and safety, SafeContractor, the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation, verifies their compliance and connects contractors to leading organisations through an online portal. This enhances 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.”

"We’re thrilled that OAL have been accredited SafeContractor members for five years, continually demonstrating their ongoing commitment to delivering the highest standards of health and safety compliance. We wish them every success with their future and are proud to have them within our community of over 33,000 contractors.”