Local Dumfries & Galloway business Scotia NDT has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

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 including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Employing 3 people, Scotia NDT is principally involved in Inspection and Testing in multiple sectors such as Renewables, Automotive, Aerospace, Fabrication as well as Oil
and Gas, specialising in Non-Destructive Testing & Lifting Equipment Examinations most recent clients have included major players such as DuPont Teijin Films, M&S Engineering and Cochran's Ltd.

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, 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 Scotia NDT 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."

"George Smith, Director of Scotia NDT said, This was Scotia NDT's first annual audit of which inspired confidence that we as a company are operating safely and effectively whilst working with our clients. Our goal has always been to zero harm to anyone, client's assets and environment, and SafeContractors accreditation for the second year affirms we are on the right track to achieving this in the work place."

For further information, Please contact our Annan Office:

Margaret Smith HR 01461 380256 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.