PPR Solutions is one of the latest companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record. PPR provides bespoke, high-end, outsourced engineering services and is owned by ByBox Field Support, the UK market leader in field service supply chain solutions.
The London based engineering firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors. The company's application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Emanuel Andjelic, who founded the company with partners John Cushing and Tushir Patel, said, "Whilst we have always demanded the highest standards of quality and safety in our operation, we are very proud of the formal acknowledgment which comes from Safe Contractor's vigorous and independent accreditation process. "
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 PPR 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
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.
PPR was started five years ago with a simple mission: provide fully managed engineering solutions on a variable cost basis. It has experienced rapid growth since its inception and was acquired by ByBox last year, in order to complete its "end to end supply-chain vision".