Local business SGS Systems Ltd has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which 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.
SGS Systems Ltd is principally involved in the security sector, specialising in Intruder Alarms, CCTV and Fog security. Our most recent clients have included major players such as: Sainsbury’s.
The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 SGS Systems Ltd 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.”
Kevin Foster, General Manager at SGS Systems Ltd added, “Gaining this accreditation has demonstrated our commitment as a business to Health & Safety and the welfare of everyone involved when carrying out security installations and maintenance repairs. Throughout the accreditation process we have provided evidence that we adhere to Health & Safety regulation and that all of our staff are trained to necessary requirements ”.