Top Safety Accreditation for PME Projects

Local business PME Projects has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Employing 18 people, PME Projects is involved and specialises in most sectors, including; Commercial, Domestic, Retail and Industrial, with a £1.9 million turnover. PME Projects' most recent clients have included major players such as MissGuided, Tesco, Bon Marche, Williams Tarr, XPO Logistics, Whittan Group, Wing Yip, Mast, Claremont, Briggs & Forrester.

The company's application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company's ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 PME Projects 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."

Paul Moore, Director of PME Projects said: "We have always endeavoured to work safely, which is probably represented by our impeccable safety record. That said, we never rest on our laurels & are constantly looking to educate our engineers & improve our focus.

"Having initially gained our CHAS accreditation in 2015, we added further to this with our SafeContractor accreditation early in 2016. As a leading third party accreditation scheme, it recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. Which in turn is recognised by potential clients. 

As part of our continued progress, we added our Avetta accreditation to our portfolio in November 2016. Offering amongst others, a level, and competitive playing field for safe Contractors and suppliers. Managing the compliance of safety policies and regulatory requirements & built-in global marketing exposure.

"We're confident our commitment to health & safety, regular updated training of our engineers (CPD) & commitment to the apprentice program. Will only strengthen our current position within the market place, benefitting both existing and new clients."