Posted May 17, 2017

Local business SS Systems Limited has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Employing over 20 people, SS Systems Limited is principally involved in the fire and security sector, specialising in servicing historic buildings, schools, care homes and commercial properties, its clients including major players such as The National Trust, English Heritage, Kier Group plc and local councils.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 SS Systems 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.”

Andrew Stokes, Managing Director of SS Systems Limited said:

“SS Systems prides itself on providing a quality service to our clients and in ensuring our employees are supported and safe. The SafeContractor accreditation gives assurance to our staff and our customers that we take our responsibilities seriously and look to reduce unnecessary risk when at their premises. I am delighted that we have been able to secure this accreditation and would like to thank my manager, Sharon Goodwin, for her efforts in helping us achieve SafeContractor status.”