Top Safety Accreditation for Blackbourne M&E

Local business Blackbourne M&E 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 136 people, Blackbourne is principally involved in the construction sector, specialising in mechanical and electrical installations, with a £22 million turnover. Blackbourne’s most recent clients have included major players such as GrahamBam Healthcare partnership, Bouygues UK and Mc Laughlin and Harvey.

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 Blackbourne has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”

Theo Duffy, Health and Safety manager at Blackbourne commented: “We are delighted to be awarded this accreditation once again as it is really reflective of the hard work that goes into maintaining the health and safety at Blackbourne at all levels. Now that we have set ourselves such a high standard we will be striving towards upholding that standard going forward.”