Top safety accreditation for Basildon-based technical support company Cura Technical Ltd

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Basildon-based Cura Technical has been awarded accreditation from SafeContractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Cura is committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and implementing safe work practices that protect employees at our own and our clients work premises. This award is very important to us.

Employing just over 50 people, Cura is principally involved in the IT sector, specialising in the provision of technical support solutions throughout the UK and Ireland to manufacturers and resellers. Working in partnership with channel partners, system integrators, outsourcers and facilities management providers, the company offers a single source solution for IT infrastructure support, print devices, multifunctional devices, scanners, multifunctional, AV, EPOS and other office products.

Jason Williams, Managing Director at Cura Technical says the company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. “We are very proud to once again attain our SafeContractor accreditation,” says Jason. “Cura is committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and implementing safe work practices that protect employees at our own and our clients work premises. This award is very important to us, and differentiates us from some of our competitors, that do not have such stringent criteria in this area. The safety and well-being of our staff and stakeholders is an integral part of our ethos and organisational culture. We recognise that accident prevention, productivity and quality of performance go hand in hand, and it is a fundamental part of our Quality Management System.”

SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

John Kinge, technical director of 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 Cura 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.”

Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a stringent vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

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For further information contact:
Jason Williams
Managing Director
Tel: 0345 811 2000

Note to editors:
SafeContractor is a third-party accreditation scheme that assesses health and safety arrangements. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency.

For further information about the Safecontractor scheme, contact:
Sinead Parsons
SafeContractor                                                                                                        
marketing(at)safecontractor(dot)com
029 2026 6750

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