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Top Safety Accreditation for Brammer

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Brammer is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.
The [Wolverhampton] based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.
Brammer is the UK division of Europe’s leading distributor of Industrial Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) products. With a turnover of £109 million and over 800 employees, the company offers a range of over half a million individual products via a national network of 82 Sales & Service Centres.
Brammer’s extensive product range covers bearings, mechanical power transmission products (including gearboxes and motors), pneumatics, hydraulics, seals, industrial automation as well as a complete range of tools, maintenance and health & safety products. The company is an authorised distributor for many of the world’s leading brands including SKF, NSK, Renold, Gates, Flender, Siemens, SMC, Norgren, Rocol Loctite and Schaeffler UK.
The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Ian Ritchie, Managing Director, Brammer said: “This accreditation reflects the value we place on our customers, providing reassurance that all Brammer representatives working on their premises, operate in a safe and professional way. “
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 operated by international health, safety and environmental risk management specialists, The National Britannia Group. The system is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors.
James Ostler, Managing Director of Information Service at National Brittania 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.”
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