Press Release : 20 April 2018
Top Safety Accreditation for DRONE TECH AEROSPACE
DRONE TECH AEROSPACE has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors and is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
DRONE TECH AEROSPACE (DTA) is a technology leader and prominent supplier in the emerging aerial drone services sector, specialising in the construction, engineering, industrial installations, quarrying & mining, and utilities industries.
With a fast growing turnover. DTA‘s most recent clients have included major construction companies, engineering consultancies, quarrying & mining companies and utilities.
DTA‘s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus 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 DRONE TECH AEROSPACE has done. DTA‘s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
David Field, Managing Director of DRONE TECH AEROSPACE said: "We are very pleased to have our focus on safety, employee care and quality recognised through such a prestigious accreditation. Our team at DTA has been focused on safety in particular since inception on the company especially given the focus on this in the UK media and the large number of even commercial drone operators out there posting recordings of very doubtful operating practices on social media.”
“Our large corporate customers in particular cannot afford the risk of reputational damage in commissioning drone projects with contractors who are not able to comply with the highest safety standards. The vast majority of drone operators cannot even comply with the most basic safety practices such as using hex & octo-rotor drones that have been tested to operate safely when operation of one rotor is lost. Many of the most popular off-the-shelf drones used commercially are quad-rotor which immediately falls short of this first basic safety requirement. Furthermore, DTA drones can also be landed safely if any of the sensors or CPU's in the flight control unit fail."
“Our message to procurement teams is to tighten safety requirements as it can only benefit our industry.”
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For further information, contact:
John Palmer - Director, Drone Tech Aerospace John.Palmer@DroneTechAerospace.co.uk Mob: +44 (0) 7947 212 195
Note to Editors:
Alcumus SafeContractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors. Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the SafeContractor certificate as confirmation of competency in health and safety practice.
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.
Client organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 300 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.
For further information, please visit www.safecontractor.com.
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