Make UK and Alcumus SafeContractor announce new partnership to reduce workplace accidents and increase sustainable growth for British manufacturers
Make UK today announced that it has selected Alcumus SafeContractor, in a new partnership to reduce workplace accidents and increase sustainable growth, making British manufacturers safer, healthier and stronger.
Manufactures regularly utilise contractors for their specialist expertise to get to market faster, more efficiently and more economically than their competitors. However, the use of contractors has inherent risks. The Health and Safety Executive suggest around 581,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in 2018/20191, many of these are down to unsafe work practices which can be avoided with the correct education and precautions. Further to this, increasing legislation means that manufacturers need to consider compliance beyond health and safety to include environmental factors, quality, finance, GDPR, and to ensure that their supply chain is free from modern slavery.
Make UK has partnered with SafeContractor, the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation provider, to help British manufacturers overcome these challenges. The partnership will provide members with the appropriate health & safety and ethical vetting of their supply chain to minimise the risks to individuals and their business.
Source: 1. hse.gov.uk Oct 2019