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Top Safety Accreditation for Podmores again

Posted in 2012

SafeContractor Roundel

Podmores (Engineers) Ltd has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety for the 5th year running.

safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Podmores is principally involved in the manufacturing of materials handling systems to all sectors, specialising in vibratory machinery and bespoke solutions. Podmores’ most recent clients have included major players such as Weetabix, Ishida and Wrigley based at various locations, inside and outside the UK.

The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

“I find that although the process takes time to provide Safecontractor with the evidence they require to be able to ensure we reach their standards it is time worth spending as it ensures we never rest on our laurels and are constantly encouraged to maintain H&S as way of life throughout our company” said Amelia Gough, Director.

safecontractor accreditation will enhance 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 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 Podmores 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 and 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.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over one hundred and seventy major nation-wide 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. 

For more information, please contact us.

Podmores have developed a bespoke dough recovery system for collecting and returning off-cuts of pastry from a production facility so that it can be easily returned for re-use. The system was made out of 316 stainless steel to ensure the dough was kept free from contamination and met the customer’s high cleanliness requirements and designed with a quick and simple clean down in mind.

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