As an organization and as part of a partnership with the supply chain, Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Ltd. (Adcock) is building an ethos that strives to impart an instinctive natural trait among its employees and colleagues with regards to health and safety at home and at work, leading to an environment where putting safety first is a habitual second nature.

This is Adcock’s latest health and safety initiative. The globally renowned HVAC services company is proud of their commitment to health and safety.

SafeContractor, health and safety assessment scheme

They have recently implemented SafeContractor, an SSIP-approved health and safety assessment scheme

They have recently implemented SafeContractor, an SSIP-approved health and safety assessment scheme for contractors within the supply chain who want to meet forward thinking and exacting standards.

Major brands are also following suit including HSBC, Babcock International, Centrica, Knight Frank and Weetabix. All contractors working on sites will be required to be accredited to SSIP through SafeContractor.

In touch with contractors to sign-up for the scheme

Adcock has been in contact with regular contractors to sign up for scheme on the official website, where they are guided through the SSIP accreditation process. This provides Adcock confidence in first stage safety capability assessments, by developing the SSIP core criteria and ensuring a consistent, reliable and quality-controlled standard of assessment, via qualified and competent assessors.

Once accredited, contractors will be added to the SafeContractor client portal, which is accessed by over 370 major clients looking for approved contractors to work on their site.

Streamlined health and safety approach

There are no exceptions – any contractors working on Adcock sites must be accredited. This can equate to hundreds of workers throughout the course of an air conditioning or refrigeration installation. A streamlined health and safety approach is essential.

Bob Wright, SHEQ Manager for Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Ltd. (Adcock), explains “We will only be working with supply chain partners who have proven commitment to our high standards, so we are keen to on-board them to SafeContractor as soon as possible.

Facilitating health and safety compliance

He adds, “In order for health and safety to become second nature, we all need to be aiming for the same competent, consistent application of well-managed and implemented safety protocol.

With the SafeContractor SSIP-approved health and safety assessment scheme, contractors receive:

  • A quick and easy solution to health and safety compliance.
  • A choice of service levels and guidance throughout the process including a quick turnaround option.
  • An accreditation certificate and van sticker.
  • The SafeContractor seal of approval and inclusion on the approved database.
  • An annual audit to maintain accreditation.

Benefits of SafeContractor scheme

By insisting that contractors join the scheme before commencing work for Adcock, the HVAC services company benefits in many ways, which in turn benefits their customers. Some of the benefits of the scheme include:

  • Mitigation of potential risks on site, making it safer for all workers, inspectors, visitors and building occupants.
  • Time and money saved by outsourcing the screening of contractors and being able to select from an approved list of 28,000 companies (and growing).
  • Increasing the pool of reliable, competent and compliant subcontractors to find the best rates and talent.
  • Everyone adheres to the same safety methods on site, creating a common framework ‘the SafeContractor way’.
  • Rapid response from SafeContractor in case of any concerning behavior or poor performance from contractors.
  • Peace of mind, confidence in standards and satisfying the HSE.

Adcock has chosen to implement SafeContractor on their sites to help manage the health and safety of their contractors. To continue working on Adcock sites, all contractors need to join SafeContractor and become accredited.

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