SAFE CONTRACTOR
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Top Safety Accreditation for NPE Maintenance Ltd - Renewal 2016 to 2017

National business NPE Maintenance Ltd 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.

NPE Maintenance is principally involved in the Property sector, specialising in the Construction and Maintenance industries. NPE’s have an impressive relationship with many major blue-chip clients.

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

Caroline Hunsley, Operation Manager of NPE maintenance said, “By confirming that we are a safety conscious company and having being recognised as such by Safecontractor shows to our employees and clients alike that we are fully committed to being a responsible employer and contractor.”

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 NPE Maintenance 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.

Caroline Hunsley, Operations Manager
Tel: 0845 892 0221
REACTIVE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE KEPT SIMPLE
4 HOUR RESPONSE
For those emergency situations where there is a health & safety / security risk or trade is affected.
24 HOUR RESPONSE
For those situations where the matter requires urgent attention but does not pose an immediate risk.
5 DAY RESPONSE
For those day to day repairs that do not require urgent attention and general maintenance.