Top Safety Accreditation for Bramall Construction
Published by Claire Tinston for IPB Communications in Housing and also in Communities
Emmerson Jackman, a Bramall Labourer, is pictured with Bramall’s Health and Safety Manager Sara Sutton.
Bramall Construction is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help the construction industry improve its safety record.
The leading community regeneration specialist. which forms part of the Keepmoat group, recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongUKcontractors.
SAFEcontractor accreditation reflects a company’s desire to create a uniform health and safety standard across the business.
Bramall completed a detailed questionnaire about its Health &Safety management system procedures to achieve the accreditation,
The accreditation ensures that Bramall’s clients are satisfied that they have employed a competent contractor. SAFEcontractor is also part of the safety system in procurement framework, where more details can be found by visiting: http://www.ssip.org.uk/
Sara Sutton, Health and Safety Manager at Bramall Construction, said: “We are delighted to demonstrate that Bramall Construction is a Health and Safety conscious employer and our number one priority is to ensure the Health and Safety of all our employees and those who come into contact with our works.”
SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance Bramall’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.
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.
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Bramall has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector".
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
Employer-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 employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
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, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.