Wastewater treatment systems and solutions experts Jacopa have achieved SafeContractor accreditation for their work in electrical and mechanical plant installation and for their maintenance services.
The SafeContractor certificate awarded to Jacopa by Alcumus, a leading third-party certification and accreditation body, recognises rigorous standards in health and safety management among contractors, and has over 28,000 contractor members UK-wide. Under the scheme, businesses are vetted for their health and safety procedures as well as their track record for safe practice.
The scheme provides a health and safety audit service for contractors who want to reassure their clients that health and safety is being managed expertly and diligently on their sites. Qualified auditors review applicants’ health and safety policies, procedures and documentation.
Jacopa’s application for SafeContractor accreditation reflects its on-going drive to achieve and retain the highest standards of health and safety practice within the organisation at all levels. The award verifies that the company has achieved a uniform standard of excellence across the business.
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 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 Jacopa has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example that 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.”
Jacopa Managing Director Alex Lloyd said: “We are delighted to have achieved accreditation to SafeContractor by Alcumus. The process is demanding but extremely worthwhile, because it enables our clients to have complete confidence that we will approach every contract with absolute respect for and compliance with all health and safety requirements.
“The award is recognition of our continued efforts to ensure we attain, and maintain, the highest possible level of compliance in this critical aspect of our work. I would just like to thank all of our employees, whose passionate commitment to health and safety has enabled this achievement.”