Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading 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.

Chemex International is principally involved in the cleaning and hygiene sector, specialising in the hospitality and healthcare industries. Our most recent clients have included major players such as G4S and Churchill Group.

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, Divisional CEO 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 Chemex International 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.”

Suzanne Eccleston, General Manager of Chemex International said: “I congratulate everyone in Chemex for the outstanding level of work and consistently high standards. The efforts from both the head office and franchise network have allowed us to gain this prestigious accreditation. This is not only great for our existing portfolio but will open doors to future contracts”.