SafeContractor-Roundel-RSafecontractor & Altius Accreditation for Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd begins


Spectrum Fire has began the process with Altius and Safecontractor to work towards achieving excellence in health and safety.


Altius and Safecontractor are leading third party accreditation schemes which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Spectrum Fire is principally involved in Fire Protection and Life Safety systems, specialising in Detection, Protection and Suppression for a multitude of industries including care, retail & leisure, education and commercial sectors. Spectrum’s most recent clients have included major players such as Howdens Joinery and as an M&E Contractor to the Oxford Schools re-generation programme.

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

Engineering Manager for Spectrum Fire, Peter Boswell said, “As a company, Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd is always striving to ensure compliance throughout from Health & Safety to Standards and Procedures. We therefore understand the requirement of our clients and the need for our application to the Safecontractor scheme.

“Following the confirmation of our interest with Safecontractor and Altius , we are hopeful that this will demonstrates clearly our commitment to Health & Safety for both existing and potential clients.”

Altius and Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

A;ltius and Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted 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 Spectrum Fire has done. The firm’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.”

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 210 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 on Spectrum Fire and what they can offer, please get in touch.

For further information about the Safecontractor scheme, contact:

Sinead Parsons


029 2026 6750