12th May 2005:
Bywaters continues its safety accreditation with two leading schemes, National Britannia's SAFEcontractor and Achilles Link-up.
Bywaters has been accredited to SAFEcontractor, a programme that recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors, for some time now and has successfully renewed for another year.
SAFEcontractor is a leading safety scheme in the UK, designed to help improve UK-wide industry safety, operated by international safety, health and environmental risk management specialists, the National Britannia Group.
Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and the company's track record for safe practice.
Bywaters has also renewed its accreditation for another year with the Achilles Link-up scheme, which involved an in-depth qualification procedure.
Achilles Link-up is the UK rail industry supplier qualification and verification scheme, designed to assure the quality of products and services bought by the rail industry. It is administered on behalf of the rail industry by the Achilles Link-up Team and is supported and used by close to 80 of the major rail companies throughout the UK.
Schemes such as SAFEContractor and Link-up are expected to enhance Bywaters' ability to attract new contracts by demonstrating our commitment to health and safety procedures.
Roy Martin, Health and Safety Co-ordinator at Bywaters, says:
"Health and safety is of paramount importance to the continued success of our business operations and safety of our staff and customers. This is why we consider schemes such as SAFEcontractor and Link-up extremely valuable to our business and the standardisation of health and safety across the company".