What is a safecontractor?
Safe Contractor is an accreditation that looks at the health and safety policies to ensure that a business meets the correct standards to become fully compliant. It is also one of the largest assessment schemes in the UK, with over 28,000 members. SafeContractor is part of the Alcumus Group.
It shows your clients that you take health and safety seriously and are following the correct guidelines that have been set out within this certification. Furthermore, the scheme enables time-saving when you are filling out the pre-qualification questionnaires (PPQs) on behalf of your clients.
Similar to the CHAS scheme, there are many benefits that a business will enjoy from becoming a SafeContracor approved, such as fully compliant with health and safety laws and the prospect of more companies wanting to work with you as a trusted brand.
When you become, SafeContractor approved, your business is then placed into the SafeContractor database, which is used by large private and public sector organisations. All these businesses have access to the database, meaning it will undoubtedly put your business amongst one to work with as well as having the opportunity to tender for the larger tenders that you wouldn’t have been able to beforehand.
Also, you are approved to use SafeContractor logos and stickers for your website, social media, vehicles and overall marketing collateral to demonstrate you are committed to health and safety.
How do I become a SafeContractor accredited and what do I need to do?
Firstly, you must fill out the application, there are things you will need, such as your current Health and Safety Policy, First Aid Provisions, Health and Safety training documents to name a few, that will support the application process. After that, once the application has been completed in full, the process for approval begins.
What if I struggle with the application?
We understand that the application process can be lengthy and not everyone passes the application first time around. Our SafeContractor consultants will work with you to support the application process and ensure that all the processes and supporting documents are in the correct place and of a high standard before submitting.
Our clients who have failed their application in the past, work with our SafeContractor specialists whereby we assist and support you along the way to becoming fully accredited.
To apply for your SafeContractor application today, get in touch and our specialist SafeContractor consultants will be happy to support and offer you free advice and support with any questions you may have before we start the application process on your behalf.