Barnsdales FM, the facilities management division of Barnsdales, has underlined the quality of its work by achieving two major accreditations.
The division, which was only launched just over a year ago, has been recognised as an approved NICEIC contractor. It has also been awarded accreditation from Alcumus Safe Contractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Companies recognised by NICEIC – the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting – are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that they are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards and codes of practice.
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.
SafeContractor accreditation will enhance Barnsdales FM’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 Barnsdales FM 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.”
Clive Chippindale, managing director of Barnsdales FM, said: “Since launching the business we have grown rapidly in terms of workload and personnel and these accreditations show that we are achieving the highest quality standards as we grow.
“The future is bright with negotiations progressing on a number of new contracts, and these achievements will reinforce the confidence of our customers in our work.”