Safecontractor has joined forces with building supplies giant TradePoint to instantly qualify its 25,000 health and safety proficient contractors for TradePoint membership. As well as extended opening hours, seven days a week, Safecontractor members can now purchase from 12,000 kitchens, bathrooms and building materials at trade pricing.
Already used by construction stalwarts Ballymore Asset Management, Saint-Gobain and Kingspan, Safecontractor’s service takes the hassle out of the ever increasing burden that health and safety legislation places on managing contractors.
David Hanratty, National Business to Business Manager at TradePoint said: “TradePoint’s partnership with Safecontractor will provide contractors with a one-stop-shop solution to their building material needs. Regardless of turnover, contractor members now have access to 12,000 products at trade pricing, with the convenience of extended trade opening hours, seven days a week. We believe the provision of TradePoint’s membership benefits, in addition to health and safety compliance will significantly help to support contractors of all sizes across the construction industry.”
Safecontractor already enables constructors to reduce risk by establishing and maintaining a compliant, approved contractor list. Safecontractor can also identify and flag contractors who pose a risk to the business and provide a full audit trail to evidence that the business is meeting legal health and safety requirements. This is especially important following KPMG’s Global Construction Survey 2015, which reveals that despite eighty-two percent of construction firms expecting greater client/contractor collaboration over the next five years, just 32% said they had a high level of trust in their contractors.
Alyn Franklin, Chief Operating Officer at Safecontractor said: “By working with Safecontractor, construction companies can be assured that their entire contractor supply chain is health and safety compliant. Our new partnership with TradePoint is the latest in a raft of new time and cost saving benefits Safecontractor now provides to it contractors in addition to their health and safety accreditation to help their businesses prosper.”
As the leading health and safety assessment scheme in the UK, Safecontractor has over 275 major clients and nearly 25,000 contractor members. Contractors are audited by in-house professionals on an annual basis to ensure that the required health and safety standards are consistently adhered to. To find out more, please visit www.safecontractor.com