Top safety accreditation for Yamato

Published on Thursday 22 March 2018 (2:41pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, 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 27 members of staff in the UK, Yamato is principally involved in the industrial process sector specialising in the food and manufacturing industries.

Yamato’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.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a third-party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors. 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 standards set by Alcumus SafeContractor are then included on a database which other companies can access to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site.

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 Yamato has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies in the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting clients in meeting their compliance needs, while working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Yamato commercial operation manager Andrea Spencer said: “We are delighted to have been awarded SafeContractor accreditation. It demonstrates to all our customers how seriously we take the issues of risk and health and safety.

“This accreditation means that our customers can be confident that all our staff working on their project have the appropriate training in compliance and health and safety standards.

“The consequences of non-compliance with health and safety standards affect all organisations in the supply chain and, ultimately, have a detrimental effect on the relationship between our customers and their consumers.

“Our commitment to our customers has been to deliver consistently high-quality standards of compliance, so we are delighted to be recognised in this way.”