Laidler Associates is one of the latest group of companies to join a scheme designed to help industry improve its safety record. The firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor for the third consecutive year, SAFEcontractor being a programme that recognises very high standards of health and safety practise among contractors.
Paul Laidler, Managing Director of Laidler Associates, comments: "Gaining this accreditation gives potential clients an added peace of mind when using our services. Companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management and it is good to be able to demonstrate our approach through this scheme."
SAFEcontractor is operated by the National Britannia Group, international specialists in safety, health and environmental risk management. The system is applicable to most sectors, although it is most relevant to food manufacture, property and retail, all of which are big users of contract services. Businesses undergo a vetting process that examines health and safety procedures and the organisation's track record for safe practise. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible via the website www.safecontractor.co.uk.