Industry partnership to safeguard nations manufacturers

Make UK, the nation’s manufacturing organisation, has partnered with Alcumus SafeContractor to reduce workplace accidents and increase sustainable growth.

Manufactures regularly utilise contractors for their specialist expertise to get to market faster, more efficiently and more economically than their competitors. However, the use of contractors has inherent risks.

The Health and Safety Executive suggest around 581,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in 2018/20191, many of these are down to unsafe work practices which can be avoided with the correct education and precautions.

Further, increasing legislation means that manufacturers need to consider compliance beyond health and safety to include environmental factors, quality, finance, GDPR, and to ensure that their supply chain is free from modern slavery.

Make UK has partnered with SafeContractor, the health and safety accreditation provider, to help British manufacturers overcome these challenges.

The partnership will provide members with the appropriate health & safety and ethical vetting of their supply chain to minimise the risks to individuals and their business.

“Through the partnership we can provide our members with the tools to ensure legislative compliance and reduce the risks associated when working with contractors,” said Andrew Ward, Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability at Make UK.