We have achieved the Safe Contractor accreditation for our commitment to achieving excellence in Health & Safety.Safe contractor is a leading accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in Health and Safety management amongst UK contractors.
We supply a number of frontline security personnel in various industries, i.e. construction sector so gaining this accreditation was extremely important. We wanted to reassure our clients & employees that we care about our responsibilities as an employer under the Health & Safety at work act 1974, as many other companies fail to do so.
Additionally, every organisation has a legal obligation to ensure that contractors working on their premises operate in a safe way. We wanted to demonstrate to our clients and potential clients that we take Health and Safety seriously.
The importance of Health and Safety in the workplace is that every year, thousands of people in the UK are forced to take time off work due to heath and safety-related issues. For some, this may mean a few days off work, but for others it could mean long-term injuries or even death.
According to the Health and Safety annual report for Great Britain 2013/14, Health & Safety statistics show 1.2million working people suffered from a work-related illness, 133 workers were killed at work, 28.2 million working days were lost due to work related illness and workplace injury and £14.2billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions.
A hard-hitting fact is that the vast majority of incidents at work that result in injury can be avoided if standards of Health and Safety are better. Health and Safety procedures in our places of work need to be effective to keep staff, visitors and customers safe. Therefore implementing and having good Health and Safety management system in place will reduce the number of injuries, accidents and deaths in the workplace.
If you would like a free consultation on your security or Health and Safety requirements get in touch with us on 0203 700 967.