Date : 13th June 2012 Press Release
Top Safety Accreditation for Larsen Contracts
Larsen Contracts is one of the latest groups of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.
The Belfast based firm with offices in Leeds and London and Dublin recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
Employing 30 people, Larsen Contracts is principally involved in specialist contracting and key services include Industrial flooring, Concrete Repair, Bund Lining. Structural Waterproofing and External Wall Insulation.
Working in both the Public and Private sector including the Food and pharmaceutical industries Larsen Contracts most recent clients have included major players such as. Coca- Cola, Danone, Pfizer and Kerry Foods, and Primark. Current Public sector work includes social housing Concrete Repair to over 500 houses for Darlington borough Council and Bridge Repair for Falkirk Borough Councils
The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Mark Murphy, Director at Larsen Contracts said “Health and safety is of paramount importance to. Larsen Contracts in all aspects of our work for both our customers and employees, we have a large customer base in food manufacturing so a we are delighted to receive accreditation to Safe contractor “
SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
SAFEcontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contract services.
John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies”.
”More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Larsen Contracts 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 system, 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, www.safecontractor.com