Bishopsgate has been awarded 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.
Employing over 250 people and with a £20 million turnover. Bishopsgate’s most recent clients have included major players such as Schneider & Romec
The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Tim Bloch, managing director said, “We operate in challenging environments working with oversized and heavy products. It is essential for the safety of our crews and our clients that we operate ina safe manner…always. safecontractor accreditation demonstrates our commitment to safety”
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 Bishopsgate 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.