Top Safety Accreditation for EPS Pipeworks
Local business EPS Pipeworks has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor 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.
Employing 25 people, EPS is principally involved in the piping and steelwork fabrication sector, specialising in the refrigeration, power and process industries. EPS’s most recent clients have included major companies such as EJM Engineering, Star Refrigeration, JBT, GEA Grenco, and Johnson Controls.
The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
John Murphy MD of the Company said “ we have always valued the safety of the people who work for and with us, the award of the prestigious safecontractor accreditation provides our clients with some confidence that we continue to work in a safe manner”.
Safecontractor accreditation will 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 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 EPS 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 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.
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For further information contact:
Lee Murphy Operations Manager EPS Pipeworks
Tel: 01482 562637
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.
For further information about the safecontractor scheme, contact:
029 2026 6750