TCM has for the third year received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
We are one of the successful companies to join the leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.
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”.
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that TCM has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector”.
Under the SAFEcontractor system, TCM had to undergo a vetting process, examining our health and safety procedures and track record for safe practice. Through meeting the high standard we are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website, www.safecontractor.com
Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over one hundred and fifty 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.
TCMs SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance our ability to attract new contracts and our commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.