Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Top safety accreditation for CK Facilities Management
South East-based business CK Facilities management has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health & safety in the workplace - SafeContractor Gold Safe PQQ Status for H&S Excellence.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health & safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Employing 220 people, CK Facilities Management have been supporting businesses throughout the UK for over 35 years along with its wholly owned subsidiaries City & Kent Cleaning, CK Group Services and CK Consumables. Its highly trained and focused teams work 24/7 - 365 days of the year to ensure working environments are clean - and when necessary decontaminated, disinfected and safe.
"We understand and work with a diverse set of client requirements ranging in scale, including the largest NHS Trusts, private healthcare organisations, universities, City based head offices as well as call centres along with smaller business environments," explains the company's Jonathan Doucy.
"Our application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the businesses. Our accreditation will enhance our ability to win new contracts, and our commitment to safety will be viewed positively by insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal."
Gemma Archibald, director of Alcumus SafeContractor says: "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 CK Facilities Management 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."
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