St John Ambulance awarded top safety accreditation

Students at a seminar/training session

St John Ambulance has been accredited by the SAFEcontractor scheme, a programme which recognises excellent standards of health and safety practise amongst UK companies and organisations.

Further proof of our expertise 

The charity, which is the nation’s leading first aid and health and safety training provider, is one of the latest group of successful organisations to join the scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.

The organisation, which trains half a million people a year in courses ranging from HSE approved First aid at work, to Managing safely (IOSH), is used to maintaining high standards and working to regulations but the new accreditation may help to secure future contracts.

Peter Savage, Managing Director in charge of commercial training at St John Ambulance, said: ‘We’re delighted that St John Ambulance has been awarded SAFEcontractor accreditation. We are a trusted name within first aid and health and safety but this endorsement now means that partners can feel safe in the knowledge that our processes are sound. We hope businesses locally or nationally will see this as further proof of our expertise.’

Under the SAFEcontractor system, companies undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practise. Those companies meeting the required standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users via the SAFEcontractor website, and enables them to vet potential contractors.

St John Ambulance has training facilities around the country and makes it possible for nationwide companies with employees in different locations to have their training requirements centrally coordinated. Discounts can be offered for large volume bookings. For more information email national-contracts@nhq.sja.org.uk.