3rd November 2010


GAME Engineering Ltd is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.

The Lincoln-based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
Employing over 70 people, GAME Engineering is principally involved in the design,  manufacture, supply and installation of Steel Doors, Timber Core Steel Doors, Grille Gates, Glazing, Anti-Bandit & Fire Resistant Glass and structural steelwork in the high security industries.

With Ministry of Justice Approval, and a £12+ million turnover, GAME Engineering’s most recent clients have included major players such as HMP Service and the Metropolitan Police.

The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business, and goes hand in hand with the CHAS accreditation, awarded in 2009.

Peter Stow, Health & Safety Advisor at GAME commented “SAFEcontractor is one of the flagship safety accreditation programmes and allows GAME Engineering Ltd to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in our approach to and management of health and safety within the business. This gives our clients the peace of mind and reassurance that they seek when appointing contractors for their projects, and saves them the time and effort that they would normally take in pre approving us through their own audit or competence questionnaire.”

SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to 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.

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 contract services.

John Kinge, Head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, “Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies”.

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that GAME Engineering Ltd has done. The firms’ high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector”.
Under the SAFEcontractor system, 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, www.safecontractor.com.
Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, which enables them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over one hundred and twenty 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.


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