SafeContractor Status

Posted on 27 Mar

Viewber is already gaining trust and a reputation for quality within the property industry and right from the outset we wanted to be the very best we could and look after our whole community. That’s why we applied for, and were pleased to be granted, Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation.

This official approval has been given to Viewber in recognition of achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Viewber employs almost 30 internal members of staff and with approaching 4,000 Viewbers now in our community, we wanted to standardize levels of health and safety for those who are involved in our business. Our SafeContractor accreditation is an outward sign to our employees and future business partners that we have made a professional commitment to risk management.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 Viewber has done,” adds Gemma. “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.”

About the Alcumus SafeContractor

Alcumus SafeContractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency in health and safety practice.

Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process that 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 signing 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 300 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, please visit www.safecontractor.com

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