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Top safety accreditation for JPM Contract Cleaners
Watford based business JPM Contract Cleaners has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health & safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health & safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing 1500 people, JPM is principally involved in the Facilities Management sector, specialising in the provision of soft services , with a £7.5million turnover.
The company's application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
"We understand the importance of adopting good risk management and this programme lets our employees, clients and potential clients see that we have sound health & safety practises," comments Paul Martindale, Director of JPM.
Safecontractor accreditation enhances 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 explains: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health & safety policies in place."
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that JPM Contract Cleaners 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 & 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.
Over 170 major nationwide 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.
12th September 2013