National Windscreens receives safety accreditation

National Windscreens has announced that it has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is an independent accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Employing more than 1000 people, National Windscreens is the UK’s largest independently owned windscreen repair and replacement specialist, and works with some of the country’s leading insurers, insurance brokers and fleet operators.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Managing director, Pete Marsden, said, ‘We operate the largest fitting centre network in the UK, consisting of 108 centres supported by more than 800 mobile glazing technicians. As a national company working with major insurers, fleet operators and UK motorists, it’s vital that we offer a consistently safe service across the board. Safecontractor accreditation reinforces our national commitment to providing a safe service for all of our clients.’

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 National Windscreens has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.’