In safe hands …

Date: Friday 23rd June 2017

PENRITH-based Atkinson Building Contractors has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Employing almost 100 people, Atkinsons is principally involved in the construction sector, specialising in design-build for new build, extensions, renovations and electrical contracting. Its recent clients include John Lewis, HF Holidays, Environment Agency and Greggs.

The firm’s operations co-ordinator, Richard Thorburn, said: “Gaining this accreditation requires hard work and commitment from everyone. In addition to having safety policies and procedures, a safety culture of ‘Stop, Think, Then Act’ is promoted throughout the organisation to ensure everyone realises the importance of safety plus the responsibility for setting up safe systems of work.”