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 42 people, Drax Services is principally involved in the life safety sector, specialising in the healthcare and education sectors, with a £4 million turnover. Drax Services’ most recent clients have included major players such as Brunel University, Goldsmiths University and Barnet Southgate College.
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 Drax Services 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.”
David Foster, Operations Manager at Drax Services said “Health & safety is a foundation cornerstone of our business. It ensures that Drax Services, our employees as well as our customers and their employees always remain compliant. We pride ourselves in our ability to work with our diverse range of customers and to deliver their many specific requirements whilst maintaining the highest standards of risk management and health and safety implementation.”