Water Compliance Solutions Ltd (WCS) has been awarded accreditation for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor, which is a leading health and safety assessment accreditation scheme, recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors and the certification is held in high regard within the industry.
Water Compliance Solutions specialise in water system assessment and management including Legionella Control, Water Treatment and Water Regulation compliance services. They take health and safety seriously and are delighted to have achieved this status of recognition from Safecontractor. Currently employing four specialists and continuously employing five sub-contractors, WCS are principally involved in the public and private sector. Some of WCS most recent clients have included major players such as the University of York and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Trust.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was motivated by their aim for a uniform standard of health and safety practice across the business.
Andy Hunt, Technical Manager at Water Compliance Solutions said, “We are actively committed to ensuring all of our work practices comply with up to date Health and Safety Law. Having already gained accreditation from Construction Line and CHAS, the Safe Contractor Accreditation is the final official seal of approval we wanted to enable us to show our existing and potential clients how seriously we take the health and safety of our working environment and the protection of our employees and those working alongside us.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard that Water Compliance Solutions have met are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client-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 clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 210 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.
John Kinge, Technical Director of 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 WCS 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.”
There are many benefits to gaining Safecontractor accreditation including enhancing a company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
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 contracted services.