We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded safe contractor accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor. 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 ranging from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies.
With scrap metal roots extending back to 1872, McIntyre has evolved to become the gold standard in recycling systems and services, employing over 30 people, and having installed 27,000 machines worldwide. Today, it not only operates its own recycling centre, it both manufactures and resells the best recycling systems available, to help its clients to maximise profits from metal, cars, waste and aluminium.
McIntyre’s most recent clients have included major players as far afield as MDJ Light Bros and Singleton’s in England, Molloy Metals in Ireland, Aleris International in the USA, and Groupe Sotrem-Maltech in Canada. For all its clients, bespoke manufacturing, installation and maintenance are value-added services provided by McIntyre.
Phillip Pownall, Managing Director of McIntyre, said, ‘We take safety training very seriously, and we’ve long believed we lead the way in best practice both at our base and at client sites, with a strong track record to substantiate this claim. However, we felt that gaining the independent SafeContractor accreditation would not only be a useful check point for us, but would provide valuable confirmation and reassurance for our clients. Naturally, we hope that Safe Contractor accreditation will enhance our ability to win new contracts, and will be viewed positively by our 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 McIntyre has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector’