Top Safety Accreditation for RGB Network
RGB Network is one of the latest groups of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.
The London and Exeter based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme that recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
Employing 25 people, RGB Network is principally involved in the Built Environment, Construction and Civils recruitment industry providing temporary and permanent staffing solutions.
Specialising in the Construction and Built Environment industries and with a £10 million turnover, RGB Networks most recent clients have included major players such as Interserve, Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Mott Macdonald, RPS Group, Compass, Bechtel and many others.
The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
“RGB Network is delighted to have gained accreditation with Safe Contractor. As part of Network Group Holdings we continue to drive the business forward ensuring that we are able to offer a fluid, comprehensive and secure recruitment service to our clients” Fay Thompson, RGB Network
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.
Darran Hughes; Operations Director of 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 RGB Network has done. The firms’ 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, which enables 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 twenty 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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Note to editors:
SAFEcontractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses health and safety arrangements. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SAFEcontractor certificate as confirmation of competency. You only need to be assessed once and not by every client and prospect.
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