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Press Release: Top Safety Accreditation for electrical contractors AKD

AKD 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.

AKD is principally involved in the commercial and industrial sector, specialising in fit-out or refurbishment projects for offices, retail outlets, schools/colleges and warehouses . With a £1.5 million turnover, AKD’s most recent clients have included major players such as Menzies Distribution, Dulux Decorator Centres, BCF Technology and Healthcare Environmental.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Keith Groom AKD’s Operations Director “We are delighted that our investment in good health and safety practices has been recognised in this way. SAFE Contractor accreditation will enhance our continued ability to attract new customers and shall assist in gaining further recognition for all our operational branches on the electrical contracts that we carry out nationwide for our existing clients. Our commitment to consistently high standards of Health and safety is a credit to all within our company and we are very proud to receive our Safe Contractor accreditation.”

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 AKD 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.

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