Leamington-based Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, has recently been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Mills’ application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need to have a uniform Health and Safety standard across all of its business operations and is another example of Mills’ commitment to achieving and implementing best-practice.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which promotes and recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said:
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Mills CNC has done. Mills’ high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies in 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.”
On achieving the accreditation, Kevin Gilbert, Mills CNC’s managing director said:
“Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation is recognised by Industry and our certification confirms Mills’ competency in implementing health and safety best-practice.”
Alcumus SafeContractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors.
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.
Client organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors in advance. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only with those companies who have received accreditation.
Over 300 major businesses from several key sectors and with country-wide operations have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.
For further information, please visit www.safecontractor.com