Winterhalter UK Service Division Achieves Top Safety Accreditation

SAFEcontractor scheme recognises high standards of health & safety

Winterhalter UK’s service division has received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.

Winterhalter is one the UK’s leading suppliers of dish- and glasswashing systems.  Its service division offers a variety of maintenance programmes, covering all types and most brands of warewasher.  With a nationwide network of engineers, operating from vans carrying thousands of stock parts, the division offers a ‘first time fix’ rate of over 90%. 

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high SAFEcontractor standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users via a website, www.safecontractor.com.

“Joining the SAFEcontractor scheme reflects our commitment to raising the standard of the service we supply, a key aspect of which is following the best possible health and safety procedures,” says Paul Crowley, marketing manager of Winterhalter UK.  “We expect SAFEcontractor accreditation to enhance our ability to attract new contracts.”

John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies.  More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Winterhalter has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by more companies within the hospitality sector.”

Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from pre-sales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance.  Alongside its market-leading dish and glasswashers, the company’s range includes utensil washers, advanced water treatment machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents.  For further details, call Winterhalter on 01908 359000, see www.winterhalter.co.uk, or www.winterhalter-scout.biz or email info@winterhalter.co.uk.

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