The team at Acumen are extremely pleased to announce that we have been awarded Safe Contractor Accreditation alongside our recertification audit for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and SSiP.

Safe Contractor is the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation and delivers a tailored health and safety endorsement allowing contractors to showcase their capabilities to potential customers. Health and Safety accreditation is achieved via a detailed and rigorous application process which is completed on a yearly basis and ultimately helps demonstrate our commitment to the safety and security of our workforce, customers and general public.

Speaking of the accreditation, Director of Compliance, Adam Hindson said:

“Acumen takes the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone we come in to contact with extremely seriously. Meeting the requirements of the ISO standards demonstrates how we are fully committed to continually improve, and the Safe Contractor accreditation is yet further evidence of the outstanding efforts made by everyone at Acumen.”

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor also commented:

“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 Acumen 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.”

Earlier in the year Acumen once again achieved a Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK and this new accreditation is another tremendous achievement for the business. Gaining further formal recognition for the work undertaken to stay safe and compliant helps demonstrate that our people, practices and safety culture is our top priority.