Rada has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its ongoing commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Steve Warwick, National Service Manager, Rada comments: ‘Health and safety is paramount for Rada in all areas of our business and the Safecontractor accreditation marks an important milestone for us. We pride ourselves in our workforce and it’s important for us to know that our employees have a safe environment to work in.
The schemes holistic approach means that managing health and safety issues is more efficient and reduces the risk of unsafe working practices. The accreditation displays our commitment to both our clients and employees alike and we’re delighted our efforts in health and safety have been recognised in this way.’
The Safecontractor accreditation is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety competence of contractors and service providers. Under the scheme, Rada underwent a rigorous vetting process which examined its health and safety procedures and its track record for safe practice.
Companies meeting Safecontractors high standards are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a secure website. From a client perspective, the Safecontractor accreditation provides evidence that contractors are meeting their relevant legal requirements, gives increased confidence in the health and safety competence of contactors and ensures that contractor lists are managed more effectively.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor comments: ‘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 Rada 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.’