Tree Heritage awarded Safecontractor accreditation
Tree Heritage has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing 10 people, Tree Heritage is principally involved in the Arboriculture sector, specialising in both Consulting and Contracting. Tree Heritage’s most recent clients have included major players such as Alton Towers, National Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
“Although we are already accredited by The Arboricultural Association, Constructionline and CHAS, we felt that achieving Safecontractor status would reassure potential clients that we meet all latest Health and Safety policies” Ben Williams, Director, Tree Heritage
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.
“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 Tree Heritage 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.”
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor
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 210 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 about the Safecontractor scheme see the following link: Safecontractor
You can also read about how we achieved Arboricultural Association Approval here: Arb Association Approval
To find out more about the Arboricultural Association, have a look at their beautiful new website here: Arb Association