The Lloyd Fraser Group has once again received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
The company's renewal of SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Patricia Nunn, Lloyd Fraser Group SHEQ Manager, commented, "It is a fantastic achievement to gain registration to SAFEcontractor for a third year and reflects all the continuing hard work and committment from everyone within the Group."
SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to 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 contract services.
John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, "Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies".
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Lloyd Fraser has done. The firm's high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector".
Under the SAFEcontractor system, 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, www.safecontractor.com
Employer-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 employers 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.
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About The Lloyd Fraser Group
One of the largest privately owned third party logistics providers in the UK and supplier of bespoke logistics solutions to some of the UK's best known businesses, Lloyd Fraser exists to provide high quality logistics at competitive rates. We already generate in excess of £50m revenue, with 20 sites across the UK employing 500 people and operating in excess of 500 vehicles.
Lloyd Fraser as a company has extensive experience in both the warehousing and distribution of a vast range of products and experience in a variety of market sectors. Our experience with our clients has led to expertise in providing a range of flexible supply chain solutions that address key business issues including outbound logistics, national warehousing, managed regional distribution centres and consolidation of inbound goods.
For more information on Lloyd Fraser contact Mike Dennis:
Tel: 07980 940803
Fax: 08717 143939