The WP Group drives up standards

For its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety, the WP Group has once again been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor.
“To achieve this accreditation for yet another year demonstrates WP Group’s commitment to putting people first – staff, our clients and the public,” said Russell Fairchild, CQC director.  “The accreditation enhances the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety is viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.”
WP Group employs over 100 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £200 million. Its most recent clients have included major players such as Thames Water and other blue chip corporations.
Setting an example
A third party accreditation scheme, Safecontractor recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that WP Group has done.” said John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor.  “The firm’s high standard has set an example which will hopefully be followed by other companies within the sector.”
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 a website.
Client organisations which sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.