Official Press Release:
Local business SIGNFAB (UK) LTD has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Employing over 150 people, SIGNFAB (UK) LTD is principally involved in the trade sign manufacture sector, specialising in the metal and welding industries, with an £8 million turnover.
The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need to remain at the forefront of its industry and be a sector leader in manufacturing practises and techniques. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts and offer its customers the peace of mind they have grown to rely on over the last 15 years. Its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 SIGNFAB (UK) LTD 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.”
Carl Hodgson – Managing Director for SIGNFAB (UK) LTD says:
“The regulations and qualifications required to work within our industry are getting ever more stringent and with good reason. The sign industry has been on the periphery of other sectors who have adopted these regulations many years ago and we as the number one trade sign manufacturer in the UK, need to be seen to be leading by example. That is why we took steps to be the very first to qualify for the CE welding certification for all of our onsite welders and now we have raised the bar even higher by becoming a registered SafeContractor. This will give our customers and in turn their own end users the real peace of mind that work carried out at SIGNFAB (UK) LTD is the highest quality in the industry and safe to be installed. All rigorous safety processes have been implemented and we hope that our customers welcome the pioneering stance we have taken and make full use of its benefits.”
For further information, contact:
Jason Standley – Health & Safety Officer
0116 261 0104 – Byford Rd, Leicester LE4 0DG