Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Kongsberg Norcontrol IT Limited is principally involved in the Maritime Domain Awareness market sector, specialising in Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), Coastal surveillance and the Offshore oil, gas and renewable industries. Kongsberg Norcontrol IT Limited most recent clients have included major players such as the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, PD Teesport and ABP Humber Estuary Services.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. Steve Guest, General Manager of Kongsberg Norcontrol IT Limited said “This accreditation is important as it gives our customers confidence in our commitment to safety when they contract our services.”
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 Kongsberg Norcontrol IT Limited has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.