What is Alcumus SafeContractor?
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading accreditation scheme. It looks at health and safety assessment policies to ensure a business understands the risk of employing contractors and has the correct procedures in place as part of the UK safety accreditation scheme. 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.
It shows potential clients that you take risk assessments very seriously and understand the importance of adopting good risk management. It demonstrates 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 business from becoming SafeContractor approved. Such as becoming fully compliant with the safety accreditation scheme. Also, the realistic prospect of more companies, who need to understand that wanting to work with you as a trusted brand; as major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of working with companies within the sector that have not adopted good risk management.
When you become, SafeContractor approved, your business is then placed into the SafeContractor database. You will become a safety consulting business, which is used by large private and public sector organisations. All these businesses have access to the database. Meaning it will undoubtedly elevate your business as amongst one of those to work with as well as having the opportunity to tender for the larger tenders that you wouldn’t have been able to beforehand.
Achieving SafeContractor approval status means you are approved to use SafeContractor logos 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.
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 SafeContractor 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 SafeContractor 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.