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Top Safety Accreditation for OmniSafe Limited

Posted: 16th December 2014

Omnisafe LogoLocal business OmniSafe Limited has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

OmniSafe Limited is principally involved in the Health and Safety sector, specialising in Electrical Safety, Inspection Testing and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Services.  OmniSafe’s most recent clients have included major players such as The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, The Trump Turnberry Resort, Morrison Bowmore Distillers and Church of Scotland.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Emma Burnett, OmniSafe’s Business Development Manager, quoted ‘We pride ourself on our abillity to continually maintain the highest level of health and safety standards.  This is one of the fundamental reasons that our customers appoint OmniSafe as their trusted safety testing contractor”

“Over the years, we have seen a significant increase in the number of reports of health and safety failures and incidents.  Here at OmniSafe, we value the safety of all our cleints, their staff and their customers.  Our thorough and detailed testing by our highly qualified electricians, along with our Safecontractor safety accreditation, gives our customers that extra peace of mind that they are fully complying with current health and safety legislation.”

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its 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.

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 OmniSafe 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.”

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 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.

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