What is Alcumus SafeContractor?
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading accreditation scheme. The UK safety accreditation scheme assesses health and safety assessment policies to ensure a business understands the risk of employing UK contractors. It also checks the correct procedures are in place. It is one of the most extensive assessment schemes in the UK, with over 28,000 members. SafeContractor is part of the Alcumus Group Ltd.
Becoming accredited demonstrates to potential clients that you take risk assessments very seriously and understand the importance of adopting comprehensive risk management. The accreditation helps prove you are following the correct guidelines that have been set out within this certification. Furthermore, the scheme enables time-saving when filling out the pre-qualification questionnaires (PPQs) on behalf of your clients.
Similar to the CHAS scheme, there are many benefits to a business in becoming Alcumus Safe Contractor approved. For example, large organisations cannot afford to run the risk of working with companies within the sector that have not adopted trusted risk management. More companies will most likely now want to engage your services as a demonstrated trusted brand.
As a SafeContractor approved company, your business registers itself in the SafeContractor database. You will then become recognised as a safety consulting business. The database is used extensively by large private and public sector organisations. This exposure will undoubtedly enhance your business and generate new opportunities for work. The certification will enable you to tender for the larger tenders that you wouldn’t have been able to beforehand.
Achieving Safe Contractor accreditation status means you are approved to use the safe contractor approved logo and stickers. You can use these on your website, social media, vehicles and overall marketing collateral. They demonstrate your commitment to sound health and safety procedures.
How do I become a SafeContractor accredited and what do I need to do?
Firstly, you must go through the accreditation process and fill out an application. There are things you will need, such as your current Health and Safety Policy, Health and Safety Procedures, First Aid Provisions, Health and Safety Management training documents to name a few. These will support the application process. After that, and once the application has been completed in full, the method for approval begins.
What if I struggle with the application?
We understand that the application process can be tricky. It’s lengthy, and not everyone passes the application first time. Our Safe Contractor Scheme consultants will work with you to support the application process and achieve health and safety compliance. They will ensure all the procedures and supporting documents are in the correct place and of a high standard has been set before submitting.
Those clients who have failed their application in the past will work with our specialists. They will assist and support you along the way to becoming fully accredited.
To apply for your application today, please get in touch. Our specialist SafeContractor consultants will be happy to support you and offer free advice. They will answer any questions you may have before beginning the application process on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
Request your Gap Analysis Report
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions for our clients. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your business goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight you need. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
To identify the objectives that are needed to achieve your desired certification, we offer a FREE, no-obligation Gap Analysis. Our analysis will assess your current systems and documentation. Just start the process by filling in the form below, and one of our specialists will contact you (typically within one working day) to make arrangements.
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