Q. How comprehensive a panel of contractors do you have?
We have set up the internal accreditation because we have a duty to ensure all of our contractors are vetted across many different areas, including Insurance Cover, Company Information, VAT Registration, Trade Memberships and H&S compliance. We have found that unfortunately very few schemes actually cover all of these areas (we find most, that our contractors are members of, focus purely on the H&S aspect). We have therefore introduced the internal scheme to ensure that all relevant checks are completed and we are abiding by our own obligations. This enables a competitive tender process to be undertaken and we strive to instruct local contractors where possible.