Warren Access prove that Health & Safety is at the core of what they do by renewing SafeContractor accreditation for another year

Powered Access Platform Rental and Working and Height Training Specialists prove their commitment to health and safety with accreditation.

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Written by: SafeContractor
1st August

Powered Access Platform Rental and Working and Height Training Specialists awarded UK-Leading Health & Safety Accreditation.

Warren Access provide approved Working at Height IPAF Training and PASMA Alloy Tower Training qualifications countrywide, alongside a comprehensive Powered Access Hire Fleet to help their customers work at height safely and economically.  Their fleet includes; Truck Mounted Access Platforms, Tracked Access Spider Lifts, Van Mounted Access Platforms, Scissor Lifts and Self-propelled Boom Lifts. They also offer Operated Hire for those customers who prefer not to operate the equipment themselves.

SafeContractor accreditation helps to ensure a uniform standard of health & safety throughout multiple sites for Warren Access.

“We’re proud to announce that our accreditation from Alcumus Safecontractor for excellence in health and safety in the workplace has been renewed for another year. We first joined the UK-leading accreditation scheme in 2014 as we wanted to verify that our policies and procedures met SafeContractor’s extremely rigorous standards of health & safety management. Health & Safety is at the core of what we do, and we want it to be at the forefront of our client’s mind when working at height.”

“After 25 years in business, we have an unrivalled expertise in the access industry and we pride ourselves on working safely at height together at all times. Having our SafeContractor accreditation renewed is fantastic for us as a business, as it clearly demonstrates our commitment to health & safety in the workplace with one certificate, saving us time and money during tender processes with clients. Across our sites in Newcastle and Huntingdon, continually achieving this UK-leading accreditation reassures us and gives us and our clients peace of mind that our health & safety measures are compliant with legislation.” commented Michelle Warren, Director at Warren Access and the first Chair Woman of the Access Alliance.

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 Warren Access safely returned to work.

Following the Coronavirus pandemic and its economic disruption, Warren Access adopted new COVID-19 secure working practices to ensure they operate usual services wherever possible. From introducing temperature tests, implementing 2-metre social distancing wherever possible through to deep cleaning regimes and installing regular sanitation stations, Warren Access have implemented a total of 10 new safety measures at their deports.

Graeme Warren, Managing Director said: “Safety is always our top priority. We have worked hard to implement numerous protective measures throughout our depots and training centres to ensure we are minimising the risk of spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. We have also made changes to our hire and delivery processes.”

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.