Innovate productivity solutions provider, Herbert, 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.

Specialising in a variety of vertical markets, such as retail, hospitality, warehousing transport and logistics and more, with clients including Tier 1 grocers, Herbert’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business, to ensure excellence in customer care.

safecontractor accreditation will enhance Herbert’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively in the marketplace.

John Kinge, Technical Director at 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 Herbert has done. Herbert’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”

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 set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will only engage with 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.