Educational furniture specialist Pinnacle Furniture has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing 30 people, Pinnacle Furniture works directly with schools, colleges and higher education establishments, specialising in free standing and fitted furniture solutions. Pinnacle’s most recent clients have included Harwich and Dovercourt School, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Acland Burghley School and Reigate Grammar School.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Daryl Stanley, Director of Pinnacle Furniture said, “We are delighted to have been awarded Safecontractor accreditation. This certificate is confirmation of our competency and continuous effort to maintain the highest levels of health and safety in all aspects of our business and activities”
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 Pinnacle Furniture has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a 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 before they even set foot on the site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as refurbishment, building, maintenance or electrical and mechanical work.
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