Company achieves new accreditation for health and safety standards

Industrial Vision Systems (IVS), a supplier of machine vision solutions to industry, have announced their accreditation by Safecontractor. Safecontractor is a third party scheme which recognises standards in health and safety management amongst contractors and suppliers. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business and will enhance the ability of IVS to attract new contracts and clients.
Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to automotive, pharmaceutical and food manufacture, all of which are big users of contracted services. John Kinge, technical director of 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 Industrial Vision Systems has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the machine vision sector. Safecontractor plays a role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, Industrial Vision Systems underwent a vetting process which examined health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Only companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website. Clientorganisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. Hundreds of nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as mechanical, electrical, building and machine building work.
Launched in 2000, IVS manage the design, installation and commissioning of quality control vision systems for manufacturing companies. Their vision systems are used for inspection, guidance, identification, measurement, tracking and counting. 

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