Innovation Cleaning Solutions Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Safecontractor SSIP accreditation.
Managing Director Steve Nealgrove who has 40 years experience working in the commercial cleaning and soft FM sectors says “That as a new business to the commercial cleaning market we are very pleased to have succeeded in meeting Safecontractor Health & Safety standards it’s a great achievement”.
“For a small business like ours which has only been trading since June 2014 it is important that our customers and staff are re-assured to know that Innovation Cleaning Solutions have Health & Safety procedures systems in place” he goes on to say “We also recognise that this award will help the business grow and develop”
Safecontractor accreditation “will enhance our business 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 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 Innovation Cleaning Solutions 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. 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 210 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.