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Safe Contractor Accreditation

Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd (WMH) 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 46 people, WMH is principally involved in the food and pharmaceutical sectors, specialising in the automation and streamlining of food and medical production lines. WMH’s clients include many blue-chip organisations across these market sectors.

The company’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.

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 Western Mechanical Handling UK Ltd 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.”

Tom Tomlinson, Director of WMH said “We are delighted to have been accredited as an ‘Alcumus safe Contractor’, this industry standard will give our customers greater confidence in WMH and provide assurance that our operating standards match their own.“

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