Tuesday 29th May 2012
Bytes Document Solutions are one of the latest successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.The Crawley-based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.Employing 80 people, Bytes Document Solutions is principally involved in the sale, implementation and management of printing equipment. Managing Director, Darren Spence, said "Here at Bytes we understand how important safety is to not only our staff but our customers and this accreditation is another demonstration of our commitment to that". 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.John Kinge, Head of Risk at 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 Bytes Document Solutions has done. The firm's 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.comEmployer-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 employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
For further information contact:Sally Keast, Marketing ExecutiveTel: 01293 641740
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