Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
USL are specialists in the supply of turnkey ultrasonic inspection systems ranging from immersion tanks to large multi-axis installations for inspection of complex shaped components. Most recent clients have included major players such as BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Chris Gartside, Sales Director of USL said, “We are very pleased to be awarded Safecontractor status. USL install large, complex machines all over the world and doing this safely on our customers site is the highest priority.”
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 USL 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.