Ingleton Wood has received recognition for our commitment to excellence in health and safety.
We have now been awarded Safecontractor accreditation, which rewards very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Practice Manager Michelle Le Chalmers said: “Health and safety is an incredibly important part of our business and a discipline that we take very seriously. Safecontractor accreditation provides reassurance to all our clients that we are committed to upholding the highest of standards.”
Ingleton Wood’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by a desire for a uniform health and safety standard across the business.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor, said he hopes other firms will follow in Ingleton Wood’s footsteps.
"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,” he said.
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Ingleton Wood 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 scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users via a website.
Organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they set foot on site.