Top Safety Accreditation
Hare are delighted to announce that we have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for our 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 32 people, we are the leading UK manufacturer of small to medium sized hydraulic and hydro-pneumatic production presses for the automotive and general assembly sectors. We offer bespoke solutions, designed and made in the UK, to meet our customer’s exact specification.
Our application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
“Having our health and safety practices accredited is vitally important to us” says Amanda Bennett, Managing Director, “not only for the safety of our team but to evidence to customers, old and new, that we take our responsibilities seriously. We produce CE certified machines that meet the highest Safety Standards for our customers so our own internal practices must match up too”.
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 Hare 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.