UPS Systems, the UKs largest independent supplier of standby power solutions, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme, which recognises the highest standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. The companys application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. Tom Sperrey, CEO of UPS Systems said: "Aside from the human impact, accidents at work cost time and money and damage motivation, which is why we've always worked hard on ensuring safe practice both on our premises and on site. Our safecontractor accreditation recognises this and helps ensure that customers and third party contractors are aware we take site safety very seriously and that we will expect similar high standards from them." Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the companys ability to attract new contracts and insurers will view its commitment to safety positively when the company liability policy is up for renewal. John Kinge, technical director of 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 UPS Systems has done. The firms 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.