ADP Security Systems recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor

ADP Security Systems is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading-edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.

The Petersfield, Hampshire-based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors. ADP Security provides complete security solutions including guarding and CCTV monitoring.

Specialising in the construction, education and government sectors, ADP Security’s clients include major players such as CB Richard Ellis and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

David Preston, director of ADP Security Systems said: “As ADP grows, we need to ensure consistently high standards across the business. We believe that the SAFEcontractor accreditation will help us to secure important, new contracts and will be viewed positively by insurers.”

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 ADP Security Systems 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 nationwide 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.