16 August 2017

TOM highlights importance of health & safety with new accreditation



TOM Vehicle Rental have been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety within the workplace.

This is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. The Company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the organisation and to ensure continued health & safety best practice.

TOM Vehicle Rental are dedicated to ‘making it happen’ for our customers, staff, suppliers and stakeholders. Our ‘making it happen’ ethos is underpinned by the intensity within our culture, the agility of our decision making and our reputation for delivering on our promises and SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the Company’s ability to achieve this.



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 TOM Vehicle Rentalhas 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.”

Judy Keir, TOM’s HR Director, said of the accreditation:

"I am delighted that TOM have achieved Alcumus Safe Contractor status for excellence in health & safety within the workplace. It is useful to be able to benchmark your internal practices with external best practice, and reassuring for our staff and customers alike that our health & safety is both highly regarded and worthy of this accreditation. Thanks to all of our staff for their continued support.”