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Alcumus SafeContractor, the UK’s leading pre-qualification scheme, is proud to be accredited by UKAS, the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom against ISO/IEC 17020:2012 as a Type C Inspection Body. 

The accreditation is testimony of Alcumus’ high standards and robust procedures of the audit process. It covers the inspection of health and safety documentation to determine compliance with the Safety Schemes in Procurement’s (SSIP) Core Criteria Assessment Standard. SafeContractor is the largest SSIP scheme to hold the accreditation. In accrediting Alcumus SafeContractor, UKAS affirms its 35,000 customers of its impartiality and independence.  

Gemma Archibald, COO – Membership at Alcumus said: “We are thrilled to be awarded this accreditation. It re-affirms to our Alcumus SafeContractor customers the quality, competence, safety and reliability of our services. This is particularly important at a time where businesses care about costs and risks imposed through their supply chains more than ever. The accreditation is testimony of our robust processes and procedures and quality-centric approach that truly reflects our culture of quality and transparency.”

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020, is gaining momentum in industries around the globe. The standard places greater emphasis on organisational ability to manage impartiality and conflicts of interest as well as the technical competence of people, inspection processes, and equipment. In reviewing industry standards, UKAS supports the delivery of quality assessment and conformity processes to the benefit of the businesses and organisations who stipulate or use accredited tests, measurements, inspections or certification schemes. 

Gemma Archibald concluded: “Companies of all sizes are seeking a trusted partner to help them reduce risks in their supply chain. Alcumus SafeContractor members can now prove even more credibly that their business is safe, stable and ethical.”

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