Manchester-based Envantage Ltd has been awarded continued 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.
Operating throughout the UK, Envantage helps organisations to manage their energy and carbon reduction more effectively through a comprehensive portfolio of services. The company’s clients include major players such as JD Williams, McBride and Arnold Clark as well as many well-known local companies and industries across the country.
The company’s on-going Safecontractor accreditation is driven by dedication to a uniform standard across the business.
“We are known for our high quality work, in areas such as Climate Change Agreements, energy compensation schemes for industry, energy audits, and M&T” noted Colin Hindmarsh, Managing Director at Envantage.
“Our Safecontractor accreditation shows that this quality also extends to our approach to health and safety”.
Safecontractor enhances the company’s ability to support high profile clients as well as win new contracts. Its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
The scheme 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 or consultants 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 Envantage 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.