Organisations have a legal obligation to ensure that external contractors and service providers working on their premises operate in a safe and controlled way.
The Redditch Partitions & Storage Co. Ltd., takes the issue of Health & Safety within the business and on our client’s premises very seriously. To reinforce our commitment we have been continuously awarded ‘Accredited Contractor’ status with Alcumus SafeContractor since 2007.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety competency of contractors and service providers, with more than 263 clients and over 23,000 contractor members.
What this means to you, our client:
• Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation demonstrates health and safety competency. Our own internal systems have been independently audited, but more importantly, our systems and processes, when we are on your premises, have been scrutinised and approved.
• Taking health and safety issues seriously will help in the overall reduction of risk within a business and on our client’s premises. We are dedicated to raising our own standards for the benefit of our clients.
• Using a single competency scheme eases our client’s administrative burden of carrying out numerous assessments.
The Alcumus SafeContractor Charter Standards set down the benchmark against which we, the contractor, are assessed and approved.
Due to the vast variation in contractor work activities, size and nature, the Standards are deliberately non-prescriptive which allows the auditors to use their best judgment and experience as to the specific level of evidence required to demonstrate compliance.
What is covered?
The Standards cover core elements including health and safety policies, risk assessment and first aid, but also include specific requirements relating to the activity for which accreditation is being sought for example, working at height.
How is it covered?
The overall performance and operation of the Audit Team is governed by the Professional Guidance Note (PGN) which outlines the overall aims of the audit process and other non-technical issues including file handling, call handling and customer service