Eriks contractor accreditation sets safety standards15 April 2011

Eriks Europe's largest industrial distributor has been accredited for its excellence in health and safety practice in the UK by SAFEcontractor.

Brian O'Leary, management services director at Eriks UK, says the firm strives to achieve zero accidents in the workplace. He explains that the firm underwent a strict vetting process before getting its safe practice qualification.

"The target for Eriks is to achieve zero harm, zero injuries, zero compromise and zero accidents; so that when employees go home at night after a days work, they do so in good health and free from injury," says O'Leary.

John Kinge, head of risk at SAFEcontractor, adds: "Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are unable 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 Eriks had done."

SAFEcontractor covers a wide range of industry sectors, each with its own health and safety requirements. To help meet these legal obligations, employer-organisations can sign up to the scheme and access its database to vet contractor safety credentials prior to any agreement being formalised.

Brian Tinham

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