Vehicle maintenance solution expert, Sapphire Vehicle Services, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its unwavering commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor are a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing in excess of 200 employees, Sapphire prides itself on delivering a ‘one stop shop’ provision for commercial vehicle maintenance. With a £14.6 million turnover, its ever growing infrastructure supports customers across a variety of industries including retail, food delivery, transport and logistics.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a unified standard across the business.
Managing Director, Dameon Grove, explains “Delivering the highest standards of health and safety is taken very seriously within Sapphire Vehicle Services. We aim to provide our customers with a business partnership that faces up to the commercial transportation challenges of today. We believe in exceeding the standards within the industry and this accreditation is another means to achieve this.”
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 Sapphire Vehicle Services has done. the firm’s high standard as set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”
As part of the Safecontractor scheme, Sapphire has undergone a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Following its accreditation Sapphire Vehicle Services will now be listed on the Safecontractors 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 ebfore entering a partnership.