TOP SAFETY ACCREDITATION FOR GAME
The Lincoln based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors. Employing over 70 people, GAME Engineering is principally involved in steelwork fabrications in the materials processing and handling industry.
The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business, and goes hand in hand with the CHAS accreditation, awarded in 2009.
I am very pleased that we have achieved this accreditation and look forward to further developing our health, safety and environmental credentials so that our clients can rest assured, they are in a safe pair of hands with GAME Engineering Ltd.”
SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
SAFEcontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contract services.
John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies”.
Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website, www.safecontractor.com.
Over one hundred and twenty major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.