Do you need help or assistance gaining Safe Contractor accreditation?

Applying for Safe Contractor accreditation can be an extremely daunting task, or maybe you simply can't find the time to go through the application yourself? With questions about accidents, Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Health and Safety policy, training and employee inductions it can all seem like too much work to get that contract. Getting the right help can make the process much easier.

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Safe Contractor and similar accreditation schemes are looking for evidence and information to show that you and your organisation is aware of, and acts upon your obligations according to the Health and Safety at work act 1974, and that you are working towards an achievable safety management system, such as HSG 65. That's where HS Direct Ltd can help.

How can HS Direct help me?

We provide the service you require to ensure your Health & Safety is fully up to date, and can help with your Safe Contractor application. We can provide you with the right tools, paperwork and training to enable you to make a successful application. For companies with under 5 employees the application can be quite simple, with costs being extremely low. For the over 5 employees company we provide an all in service which caters for the exact needs of larger firms. This includes a full safety policy review, training review and recommendations, on site audit and full competent external advice. We can even provide all of the manpower required so that you have the minimal involvement in the application process.

Included in our service for an application for a company with less than 5 employees:

  • Assistance completing your Safe Contractor application form
  • We will assist you to collate all the required evidence for a successful application
  • Where you do not have the appropriate systems in place we will assist you in putting this into place using our Safety First Package
  • Our consultants will advise you what training you should carry out to ensure your Health and Safety knowledge is kept up to date

For companies with 5 or more employees we quote an individual price based upon the information you already have for your organisation, this will help you to keep costs to a minimum, and ensure that paperwork and training are not duplicated.

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.