SAFEcontractor – The Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
With more than 150 major clients and almost 18,000 contractor members, SAFEcontractor is the fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme in the UK.
As a leading health and safety pre-qualification assessment scheme, Safe Contractor are dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance through the provision of relevant industry specific and tailored health and safety assessments for all professions and sectors. Registered members with the SAFEcontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.
With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the SAFEcontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors.
Contractor Plus – Approved Contractor Database
SM&MS (Safety Management & Monitoring Services who operate Contractor Plus) is a business led Safety, Health and Environmental Consultancy. Their aim is to provide cost effective solutions to meet a growth in legislation, offering a wide range of services to assist companies in meeting these demands and achieving best practice.
SM&MS is a national company working principally within the property sector and has secured long-term working partnerships with many blue-chip property companies.
Buying Force, a wholly owned subsidiary of the DTZ Group, is a leading service charge procurement specialist, providing a best-in-class bespoke service for agents and property managers.
Together with their independent and robust supplier and contractor accreditation scheme they deliver a tailored end-to-end offer to meet clients procurement and supplier vetting needs.
Their approach delivers value for money with an outstanding level of service, and the expert team focus on understanding, knowledge sharing and collaboration to develop long-term relationships with clients and accredited suppliers.
Gate Safe Aware
Gate Safe is a national campaign which aims to ensure automatic gates are SAFE.
Since the inception of the Gate Safe initiative in 2010, they have campaigned to raise awareness of the need for an enhanced understanding of automated gate safety amongst the wide range of professionals associated with an automated gate installation
The training undertaken to become a member, enables consultants to assess and report on the safety of individual gates. The important recommendations of how to make gates safe are vital to protecting not only clients who operate gates, but members of the public and staff who use them.
PICS – The Contractors Choice
PICS has perfected a process that centralises contractor data, reduces incidents and simplifies operations. They customise the right solution for each client, based on their standards and business needs.
PICS was created by leading safety professionals.
Members of PICS benefit from their contractor management experience to prevent accidents and lawsuits and their safety professionals help manage clients risks and contractors’ performance.
Security Industry Authority Registered as non Front line
The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. An independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act covering the United Kingdom.
They have two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.
SIA licensing covers manned guarding (including security guarding, door supervision, close protection, cash and valuables in transit, and public space surveillance using CCTV), key holding and vehicle immobilising. Licensing ensures that private security operatives are ‘fit and proper’ persons who are properly trained and qualified to do their job.