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Top safety accreditation for CRT Plant Engineers Ltd

CRT Plant Engineers Ltd have become one of the latest companies to join a leading-edge scheme designed to help industry improve its safety record. The Derby-based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme that recognizes very high standards of health and safety practice among UK contractors.

Employing nine people, CRT Plant Engineers are principally involved in maintenance engineering, with recent clients including Hanson Aggregates, Ibstock Brick, Lafarge Aggregates and Tarmac Central.

Roger Wildsmith, managing director of CRT Plant Engineers, said: ‘SAFEcontractor accreditation is a widely recognized industry standard and one that many blue-chip organizations use as a primary means of selecting suitable contractors. We pride ourselves on having an excellent health and safety record and this award recognizes this fact.’

SAFEcontractor is operated by international safety, health and environmental risk-management specialists the National Britannia Group. Under the scheme, 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 the web site. Employer organizations who sign-up to the scheme can access the database to vet potential contractors and agree to engage only those who have received accreditation.

James Ostler, managing director of Information Service at National Britannia, said: ‘Major organizations 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 the CRT Plant Engineers have done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.’

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