SMOKE control and BEMS specialist SCS Group has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Employing more than 50 people, SCS Group is principally involved in the smoke control sector, specialising in automated building management, smoke control and ventilation. It has offices in Cardiff, London, Portsmouth, Dorset and Manchester.
Commitment to safety
The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Mike Card, SCS Group’s Commercial Director, said: “We are pleased to build upon our existing Health and Safety standards with this award, it further demonstrates our drive to work with the industry in order to keep everyone safe.”
‘SafeContractor plays vital role’
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “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.
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that SCS Group has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. 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.”
For further information on the SafeContractor scheme, go to www.safecontractor.com