Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI) has once again been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
The accreditation scheme recognises rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
A commitment to safety is viewed positively by insurers when a company’s liability policy is up for renewal – and also gives important reassurance to customers.
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 Seymour Manufacturing International 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.”
SMI founder and managing director Brian Seymour said: “Having accreditation gives our customers reassurance that our working practices have once again passed the rigorous assessment and auditing procedures.”
SMI has achieved continued accreditation since November 2009, demonstrating its health and safety competence to new and existing clients.