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Pr1me receives top safety accreditation

Published 13th April, 2012 by Neil Nixon

Pr1me receives top safety accreditation

Pr1me Cleaning Services Ltd is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record. The West Sussex based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.

Specialising in the commercial office sector and retail industries, employing over 180 people and with a £1 million plus turnover, Pr1me’s most recent clients have included Lookers Mercedes Group, Robins and Day Peugeot Group, Duncan Lawrie Private Bankers, and Careers Development Group.

The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

“We are very mindful of the standards expected in this very demanding industry and having again retained the SAFEcontractor accreditation,” said Gavin Kent, divisional director of Pr1me Cleaning Services.

SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

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 Pr1me Cleaning Services Ltd has 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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