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Top Safety Accreditation for 40SEVEN

28th February 2012

40SEVEN has successfully joined a leading edge scheme designed to help industry improve its safety record.  John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, "Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies".
Organisations that sign up to the scheme can access the database enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that 40SEVEN has done. The companies high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector".
Over one hundred and fifty major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.
Under the SAFEcontractor system, 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, www.safecontractor.com


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