06 Oct 2020
5 MIN READ
Rendall & Rittner are one of the largest property management companies operating across the UK. With a large and growing residential property portfolio, the company manages more than 80,000 individual units. Their innovative thinking sets them apart and enables them to deliver outstanding management to their clients and lessees. This is achieved through actively building the relationships with both clients and contractors on a daily basis.
Rendall & Rittner were seeking a solution that would add support and specialised experience to their team, offering greater visibility of their supply chain to ensure that they were compliant throughout. Furthermore, to only hire contractors that had been pre-approved to the same benchmark of health and safety for the work that they needed.
The fact that SafeContractor accredit contractors for the specific type of work that they do, and how they do it, made them very appealing to work with.
Head of Health and Safety, Rendall & Rittner
SafeContractor offers an easy-to-use online portal which lists all of your existing contractors, as well as new ones you may need, in one easy-to-access location. As the leading UK Health and Safety accreditation, SafeContractor ensures that all these contractors are pre-approved with up-to-date insurance, as well as other regulated areas such as GDPR, modern slavery, anti-bribery and more.
All SSIP members work up to 14-point core criteria and most will then ask their contractors to submit insurance documents in addition. SafeContractor is one of the only health and safety accreditation schemes that goes beyond the core criteria to also ask contractors dynamic risk-based questions tailored to their business profile and types of work.
This helps contractors to articulate how they carry out the required work activity, which doesn’t just demonstrate their compliance to help mitigate risks; it allows buyer organisations to make better informed procurement decisions when considering who to invite on site. This is one of the reasons that SafeContractor is the required standard for so many health and safety conscious organisations.
As Vanessa explained:
“The fact that SafeContractor accredit contractors for the specific type of work that they do, and how they do it, made them very appealing to work with.”
SafeContractor has now been supporting Rendall & Rittner for a number of years by future-proofing their supply chain management through technology. This has supported their growth by a third, from 60,000 units to 80,000 in their property portfolio.
“By having a greater transparency of who is in our supply chain across multiple sites, we can ensure that we are compliant with the ever-increasing regulation in our industry. Furthermore, with SafeContractor we can now source contractors from their 33,000 members to fuel our national expansion.
The SafeContractor accreditation provides confidence for all of our business stakeholders, especially our property managers, as all of the contractors that we work have demonstrated their commitment to health and safety. This minimises the risk to our business and provides a solid foundation for our continued growth as a leading property management organisation.
We’re also able to give something back to our contractors as SafeContractor offers a huge range of benefits, from health and safety advice to discounts on materials, fuel, energy and more.”
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