Town & Country Cleaning 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.
Town & Country Cleaning is a leading independent company with experience of contract cleaning since 1977 and many of its customers and staff have been with the company for over 10 years.
As Corporate Members of the BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management), a commitment to stated values and a focus on customer care, the company has invested significantly in its operations. The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Lee Turner, Managing Director of Town & Country Cleaning said, “The company has been around since 1977 and what sets us apart is the continuity in the relationships we have, be it customers and staff.”
“We are committed to providing a professional service that includes all best practices in health and safety. Being accredited with safecontractor demonstrates our processes are robust and we can comply with the very highest standards in the industry.”
safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.
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 Town & Country Cleaning 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.
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.