GUILDFORD, SURREY, UK — Monday, 29th September 2014: Surrey based business Ecopare 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.
Ecopare is a practical energy resource management company that delivers energy optimisation solutions across industrial, public and retail/leisure sectors. Its solutions focus on gaining efficiency and increasing quality & performance through innovative energy reduction solutions. These include capital replacement projects such as LED lighting, technical interventions such as installation of inverter based systems and practical energy reduction programmes through business process change.
Ecopare’s most recent clients range for multinational corporations such as Jaguar Land Rover and Pall Life Sciences through to dynamic SMEs such as Vanners, Grant Instruments and Vitsoe. It also works closely with partners such as the Institute for Manufacturing and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Craig Astfalck, Managing Director of Ecopare, says “The projects we deliver focus on the heart of any organisation — their energy systems. There is no room for unsafe practices that could harm these systems.”
“Having a health and safety policy and way of working that has been accredited by Safecontractor provides a positive message to our clients, staff and partners.”
As a successful small company, we believe that this is a competitive advantage that will enhance our ability to attract new clients.”
Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to manufacturers, 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 Ecopare 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.
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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.
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Ecopare is a dynamic company that specialises in practical Energy Resource Management solutions for a broad range of sectors including Manufacturing, Commercial, Real Estate and the Services Sector. Ecopare understands that its clients operate in complex environments where simple energy reduction programmes may not work. For more information please see: http://www.ecopare.co.uk