Top Safety Accreditation for Dan Frazer Gardening
Dan Frazer Gardening is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.
The Glasgow-based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
Employing experienced and local staff, Dan Frazer Gardening carries out grounds maintenance work all around Central Scotland and works for clients ranging from property managers to manufacturing businesses, retail, housing associations and domestic home owners.
Specialising in the Landscape Maintenance industry and growing as a successful local business, Dan Frazer Gardening’s most recent clients have included a Scottish-themed manufacturing business in Lanarkshire, a National property management company and two local hotels.
The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the desire for improvements and continued safety for staff and an assurance for our clients that we care about our work, our processes and methods across the business.
“I am very pleased with this accreditation, awarded at the first time of asking. This really shows that we have a lot of time for staff and making sure they know the best and safest ways to carry out their jobs.
I hope our Clients appreciate that this translates to all areas of our business and gives them peace of mind that quality shall never be compromised.”
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, maintenance and construction, 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 Dan Frazer Gardening 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,
Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over one hundred and fifty major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.
For further information contact:
Dan Frazer, Owner
01360 620257 | 07858 888697
Note to editors:
SAFEcontractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses health and safety arrangements. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SAFEcontractor certificate as confirmation of competency. You only need to be assessed once and not by every client and prospect.
For further information about the SAFEcontractor Scheme, contact:
029 2026 6750