Avery’s is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.

SAFEcontractor is operated by international safety, health and environmental risk management specialists, the National Britannia Group.

James Ostler, Managing Director of Information Service at National Britannia said “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies”.

Under the SAFEcontractor system, Avery’s underwent a comprehensive vetting process, which examined our health and safety procedures and track record for safe practice.

The following health and safety topics have been considered during the assessment:

  • Policy Statement
  • Organisational Charts
  • H&S Responsibilities
  • H&S Training
  • Procedures / Method Statements
  • Permits to Work
  • Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessments
  • Emergency Procedures
  • ·Welfare Arrangements
  • Work Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid & Accident reporting
  • Health Surveillance
  • Implementation of the Policy
  • Control of Sub-contractor

Avery’s is accredited under the NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme.

NICEIC’s Approved Contractor Scheme is designed to maintain and publish a register of electrical contractors that have been assessed against a specific set of competency requirements, in particular the national electrical safety standard BS 7671 the IEE Wiring Regulations

The register of contractors is formally known as the Roll of Approved Contractors and is operated by NICEIC under license from the Electrical Safety Council. The aim of the Roll is to promote the use of competent persons and provide users of contracting services with a single source directory of competent contractors.

Registered contractors will work to the UK national standard, BS 7671, and will issue a safety certificate for their electrical work to confirm that the installation has been designed, constructed, inspected and tested in accordance with the standard.

The NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to EN 45011 – General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems. Accreditation ensures that the scheme is operated with independence and integrity and that it focuses on the quality and safety of the final installation.