Sussex based business CountyClean Environmental Services has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Employing around 50 people, CountyClean is principally involved in the liquid waste management sector, delivering environmental support services across a variety of commercial and consumer industries, with a £5 million turnover. CountyClean’s clients include major airports, construction firms and utilities organisations, as well as businesses throughout the South East and London including tourist attractions, heritage sites, government bodies and homeowners.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that the CountyClean Group has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Commenting on the accreditation, Trevor Beer, operations director at CountyClean Environmental Services, said: “This is the seventh year that CountyClean has been awarded the Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation and we are delighted to receive this recognition for our ongoing commitment to excellent health and safety practices in everything that we do. We are very aware of the importance this status holds for construction professionals and hope that it will continue to help CountyClean strengthen and build upon relationships within the industry.”