Market leader Stertil Stokvis is celebrating its achievement of SAFEcontractor status for the fourth year in a row. The loading bay equipment and industrial door supplier has now been granted full accreditation for the scheme, which assesses the health and safety competency of contractors, every year since 2005.
Many large organisations now use SAFEcontractor as their primary means of selecting contractors, by searching its database of ‘approved suppliers’. With a legal obligation to ensure contractors operate safely, SAFEcontractor offers companies a simple way to access a list of accredited firms.
Stertil’s continued accreditation recognises its consistently high standards of health and safety. In support of its application, the company submits evidence of its safe working practices, including details of risk assessments and emergency procedures; health and safety training arrangements; details of equipment testing and maintenance and procedures on implementation of policy and control of sub-contractors.
Martin Paynter, Managing Director of Stertil UK, is delighted to have achieved SAFEcontractor status again: “We were the first company in our sector to gain this accreditation and, to be awarded it once again, confirms our continuing commitment to the highest standards of health and safety management.”
For a contractor, SAFEcontractor accreditation not only makes it simple to demonstrate health and safety competency to potential clients, but it can also mean significant reductions in insurance premiums. There is also the potential to increase new business opportunities, with an ever-growing number of organisations accessing the SAFEcontractor database.
Stertil Stokvis is a market leader with over 40 years’ experience in loading bays and dock areas and has an international reputation as a specialist in its field. Safety and reliability have long been a priority for Stertil Stokvis and the company prides itself on designing loading bay equipment that works efficiently and goes on working.