Logi-Scan Fire and Security has been awarded accreditation under a Government scheme focused on ensuring companies meet the highest health and safety standards.
The Wellington-based company has secured Alcumus SafeContractor Approved status, an initiative supported by the Safety Schemes in Procurement, for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety in its sector.
SafeContractor is a recognised health and safety benchmark and is also helping to simplify the procurement process for companies across the UK, like LogiScan, in terms of their health and safety provision.
It avoids public and private sector organisations having to individually assess each company’s detailed health and safety information in a tender process to ensure it is at a certain standard.
The SafeContractor award is accepted as proof a company has reached the required level of competence helping to avoid duplication of information and speeding up the procurement process.
LogiScan has been awarded SafeContractor status for both the installation and maintenance of CCTV systems, door entry systems, intercom entry systems and intruder alarms. It also has the necessary accreditation for fire alarm installation, maintenance and service.
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 Logi-Scan 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.”
The company was assessed on its Health and Safety policy statement and the practical processes the company has in place for handling health and safety arrangements and issues.
Senior management at LogiScan see the accreditation award as a real boost to its current business development plans, a key part of which is securing lucrative contracts with new clients.
Andrew Humphries, Technical Director at LogiScan, said the accreditation would help make LogiScan’s processes for securing future contract work far more streamlined.
“I am delighted we have secured this accreditation as it will give potential clients peace of mind that we have achieved the required benchmark for health and safety provision in the key services we offer,” said Andrew.
“Anything that speeds up the procurement processes has to be positive for all aspects of the supply chain. It will certainly help us to be more efficient.