ATS Euromaster has reinforced its unmatched safety credentials in the fast-fit sector with the successful renewal of its SafeContractor accreditation for the eighth year running.
The accreditation, first awarded to ATS Euromaster in 2009, means the tyre and vehicle maintenance specialist can instantly comply with the health and safety requirements of many clients, greatly simplifying the procurement process for potential customers.
As ATS Euromaster operates a fleet of more than 820 mobile service vans, SafeContractor provides complete peace of mind to customers that a technician attending their site is fully compliant with the highest levels of health and safety.
The company secured the renewal after passing one of the most rigorous vetting processes in the industry, which looks at accident records, health and safety procedures and risk assessments, as well as demanding a demonstration of continuous improvement.
Paul Millward, Health, Safety, Environment and Technical Training Manager at ATS Euromaster, says: “SafeContractor is an established industry benchmark, and the renewal of our accreditation means it’s easy for potential clients to verify and trust in our exceptional track record in health and safety.
“Tyre and vehicle maintenance can be one of the most dangerous sectors in the UK industry – but we’re committed to ensuring that ATS Euromaster is one of the country’s safest places in which to work.”
SafeContractor assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of contractors. All companies earning accreditation are included on a database which is accessible to more than 300 businesses, meaning they can vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site.
The renewal means ATS Euromaster continues to have the most extensive health and safety accreditation in the sector. In addition to SafeContractor, the company has also held the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award since 2014 – the only tyre and vehicle maintenance provider to do so – and has been an accredited member of the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) since 2010. ATS Euromaster was the first national tyre specialist to achieve all three accreditations.
About ATS Euromaster
Birmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd, part of the Euromaster Group, was established in 1965 and operates approximately 330 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme. For further information visit: http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/business