JWS Waste Awarded SafeContractor Accreditation

Bespoked SafeContractor Accreditation for JWS Waste & Recycling

JWS Waste and recycling in Manchester have been awarded with the SafeContractor accreditation for their dedication to health and safety and high standardsJWS Waste has been awarded SafeContractor accreditation 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.

The JWS Waste’s application for the SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Robin Tweedale, Managing Director said “JWS Waste endeavours to be a leader in Health and Safety standards in the Waste Industry and this accreditation demonstrates and rewards the hard work of all our team in this area. It re-enforces the importance JWS Waste attaches to the welfare of our staff, our site, our contractors and indeed anyone we come into contact with.”

The SafeContractor accreditation will  work to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety has been viewed positively by its insurers when the various policies are due for renewal-indeed JWS Waste actually enjoyed a low claims rebate around its employee and public insurances.

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 contracted services.

John Kinge, Technical Director of 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 JWS Waste has done. JWS Waste’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector and Region.

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. 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 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.