Boulting has achieved double accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. The second award went to Boulting Environmental Services Ltd (BES), part of the Boulting, which was also accredited.
Employing over 1,000 people, Boulting is principally involved in the engineering construction sector, specialising in the pharmaceutical, nuclear, chemical/petrochemical, oil and gas and water and utilities industries and with a £100million turnover.
BES excels in the design and construction of cleanrooms, laboratories and other sophisticated environments, providing a full range of services from front-end design and consultancy through to construction, commissioning and validation.
Mike Groarke, CEO of Boulting commented: ‘We take great pride in our health and safety record and are determined to lead the industry in this area. It is crucial to be focused in this sector and we will remain diligent. The Boulting board would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our Employees and Suppliers for this achievement.'
Boulting has a considerable reputation for health and safety having won 21 consecutive Golds at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards and Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company's ability to attract new contracts. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, "Companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Boulting has done. The firm's high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.
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