The UK’s largest Huck® Fastener and Tooling Distributor achieves Safecontractor accreditation for third consecutive year

Star Fasteners, a global Huck® fastener distributor, have proved their commitment to health and safety with SafeContractor Accreditation.

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Written by: SafeContractor
4th August

Star Fasteners are proud to achieve UK-leading SafeContractor accreditation to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to health & safety excellence.

Star Fasteners are a global Huck® fastener distributor with over 30 years’ experience supplying customers with quality and innovative fastening solutions. Star Fasteners service a wide range of industries including commercial vehicle manufacturers, agriculture and heavy machinery, automotive, construction, energy, industrial equipment, aerospace, medical and rail with critical components.

Star Fasteners’ health & safety commitment is recognised through achieving SafeContractor accreditation.

“We offer a large and diverse range of products and services to meet the challenges facing todays modern manufacturing processes.  Our customer expectations are rising and to remain competitive, OEMs are demanding higher quality from their suppliers. Innovation and creativity are key factors in keeping ahead of rapidly advancing materials and technology and have always been part of Star Fasteners core business strategy.” commented Nicola Smith, Director at Star Fasteners.

“We supply unique products and services that make us stand apart from other fastener distributors. A crucial component of delivering our high-quality service is staying up to date with legislation and effective compliance. Quality assurance, control and monitoring procedures are built into every aspect of our work to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and clients.

It’s great that our team’s commitment to health & safety has been recognised through being awarded SafeContractor approved status for the third year in a row. As a business, we are committed to delivering continuous improvement both within our business and to our customers. We joined the SafeContractor health and safety scheme in 2018 to demonstrate our excellent compliance standards to new and existing clients.” continued Nicola.

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 our 33,000 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 compliant with the law.

Gemma Archibald, Managing Director of Alcumus SafeContractor, says: "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 it’s more important than ever that contractors enhance their reputation and win work by continuing to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the highest standards of health and safety compliance.”

How Star Fasteners safely returned to work.

As a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and its global disruption, Star Fasteners have adopted new COVID-19 secure working practices including limited travel, remote meetings and appropriate sanitisation and social distancing measures.
“We have worked hard to maintain business continuity and fulfil our customer obligations during this time, by ensuring compliance with the latest Government guidelines and advice. It is our mission as a leading fastener distributor to manage and embrace the challenges ahead. This will put us in a better position to ride out any storm, and hopefully rise above it.”

Supporting your business to safely return to work.

Dale Jones, Head of Technical Development at SafeContractor breaks down what the COVID-19 Secure Guidelines mean to individual businesses.

For businesses requiring free support and resources to ensure they are ready to safely return to work, Alcumus PSM has created a free COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance pack including free COVID-19 Health and Safety documents and free downloadable COSHH risk assessments from Alcumus Sypol.

To help your business survive, then thrive, check out the full range of free COVID-19 solutions available from Alcumus.