Safe Contractor Scheme

Chesterfield is one of the successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record. Chesterfield has received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors.

The company's application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company's ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be reviewed positively by its insurers.

SAFEcontractor is operated by international safety, health and environmental risk management specialists, the National Britannia Group.

National Britannia say "Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies and more companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Chesterfield have done. The firm's high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies in the sector."

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.