FIFE-based DPS Group has won renewal of its accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
The move maintains the Glenrothes company’s profile and enhances its prospects for attracting new business as it continues on a growth drive.
Its commitment to safety will also be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing 50 people, the DPS Group of Glenrothes provides integrated industrial, electrical and process control solutions across a range of sectors.
Its application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
DPS Group director Martin Brownlee said Safecontractor accreditation was in line with the firm’s commitment to go beyond compliance in everything it does.
“Our approach to health and safety is rigorous, as it should be,” he stated. “As a growing business with a strong set of clients, we’re able to give them the peace of mind that the way we go about our work is exemplary.”
Applicable to most sectors, Safecontractor is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management and retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.
John Kinge, Safecontractor technical director 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 .
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that DPS Group 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.
Companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client organisations can then vet potential contractors before they set foot on site. The clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 210 nationwide 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.