Dexion are therefore pleased to announce that they have been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health & safety. safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme, which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors and is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 200 major clients and over 18,000 contractor members.
With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the safecontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations to vet potential contractors and to obtain competent contractors.
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 Dexion (Constructor Group UK 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.”
Matt Grierson, MD of Dexion said “The safecontractor accreditation will enhance our company’s ability to attract new contracts and it’s also good to know that our commitment to health & safety has been independently and officially, vetted and recognised.”
This latest award adds to Dexion list of accreditations which include ISO 18001 for Health & Safety, being an accredited Contractor with CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme), ISO9001 for Quality and ISO14001 for Environmental Practices.
safecontractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses health and safety arrangements. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the safecontractor certificate as confirmation of competency.
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 one hundred and seventy 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.
For further information about the safecontractor scheme, contact:
- Tammy Meredith
- 029 2026 6750
Dexion is part of the Constructor Group, a leading pan-European manufacturer and provider of industrial and commercial storage solutions. From shelving systems and small parts storage to mezzanine floors and pallet rack systems, Dexion not only offers a vast range of products but also provides a complete package of services including consultancy, warehouse planning, installation and maintenance.
For nearly 70 years Dexion has been setting the standards for intelligent warehousing across Europe. By drawing on its experience and applying new technologies to meet the challenges of today’s warehouses, Dexion is constantly finding new and innovative ways to solve specific business needs by ‘thinking inside the box’ for its customers.