For us at Penmann H&S is central to our working practices. Now, after being members of the Alcumus SafeContractor scheme for 17 years we have been awarded Gold Level status. We are rightly proud of our achievement as it further reinforces our commitment to protecting our team, our clients’ teams and their processes.
Achieving Gold Level status is especially poignant for us all at this time. Our late colleague, Keith Pearson, in his capacity of Ops Manager must take the credit for our success. One of his many tasks was the annual collation of all the evidence required to maintain our accreditation. With the support of the Penmann team it required an eye for detail and a discipline to put everything in place.
This result is a testament to Keith’s ambition to keep Penmann as a leader in Safety and attention to detail.
Thank you Keith. You have done Penmann proud.
Alcumus SafeContractor – what it means for Penmann
Being part of the SafeContractor Scheme entails being independently audited annually to ensure our processes are up to date.
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.
At Penmann we view SafeContractor accreditation as essential and is our clients assurance of uniform standards across the business.
SafeContractor accreditation enhances our ability to win new contracts, and our commitment to safety as members of the scheme is viewed positively by our 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 Penmann 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.”
The benefits of SafeContractor to you
Gives you peace of mind that we’re a safe company to use:
• We’re committed to continuously improving health and safety standards
• We’re committed to sustainable and ethical practices
• We work compliantly in line with all current regulations
• Major organisations recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency in health and safety practice
Gold Level Status
In order to achieve this status Penmann has also completed the SafePQQ question set covering the following topics:
• Quality Management
• Modern Slavery
• Right to Work
• Building information
We hope, by showcasing the steps we have taken towards attaining Gold Level Status, that achieving it has been no mean feat and we have further demonstrated our commitment to Health & Safety at all levels.