Midlands-based live event production company On Event Production Co. has been awarded a prestigious accreditation in recognition of its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
The award comes from Alcumus SafeContractor, a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency.
The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. The accreditation will enhance On Event Production Co.’s ability to attract new and high profile contracts from clients who are increasingly demanding this industry standard from their partners and suppliers.
Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Companies that meet the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client organisations that sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they 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, national businesses, from a number of 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.
Commenting on achieving the SafeContractor accreditation, Guy Eaton, managing director of On, said:
“We’ve always taken the safety of our staff, customers, the audience and general public very seriously, so to achieve SafeContractor accreditation is a testament to our on-going commitment to continuous improvement.
“As the business continues to expand following our relocation to new purpose-designed premises, it’s important that clients recognise the high health and safety standards we operate to here.”
John Kinge, technical director of SafeContractor, added:
“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 On 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.”
Since it was launched in 2004, On has established a reputation as one of the Midlands’ most creative live event production companies, with an unrivalled knowledge of the live events market and an established network of clients and suppliers across the UK.
On Event Production Co. provide production management and technical solutions for live events across the UK. Its talented team of production managers, designers and technicians and their vibrant approach enables them to provide tailored solutions that deliver outstanding results.