Top Safety Accreditation for Security Management South West Limited
Local business Security Management South West Limited has been awarded a Worksafe Contractor Membership from Safety Management Advisory Services Ltd (SMAS) for its commitment to achieving excellence in Health and Safety.

SMAS is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Employing over 40 Security Industry Authority Licenced Officers, Security Management South West Limited is principally involved in the Security sector, specialising in the Manned Guarding, Event and Random Mobile Patrol services, incorporating Key-holding and Alarm Response and Void Property protection. Security Management South West Limited’s most recent clients have included Plymouth City Council, Theatre Royal and The Sutton Harbour Group.

The company’s application for SMAS accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Ken York, Company Director of Security Management South West Limited said, “Having evolved with 30 years’ experience within an ever-changing industry, it is essential to have accredited procedures in place. The SMAS accreditation characterises our company’s continued commitment to ensuring we deliver measured competence and total peace of mind to our customers”.

SMAS 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.

Worksafe is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

SMAS, “We work closely with clients to ensure a seamless migration to the SMAS Contractor Management Programme – ensuring a smooth transition of contractors to the contractor database and adoption of an SSIP approach to H&S.”

SMAS 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 SMAS scheme, businesses undergo a 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 one hundred and seventy 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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