Tom Fitzpatrick, editor of Construction News said, “Specialist contractors are the inspiration behind the transport and energy infrastructure that keeps Britain moving, the offices where people go to work and the homes we live in. The Construction News Specialists Awards are the only industry awards to specifically recognise this group of companies, who continue to stand strong in the face of uncertainty as Britain prepares to exit the EU. The winners of these awards, judged independently by more than 60 industry leaders, have proved they are the best in the business.”
Of IMS Access’ works at Center Parcs, the judges commented, “this provided a brilliant, brave and innovative solution to what was a hugely challenging project.
A well designed approach with an astonishing client satisfaction and safety record on what was an extremely high profile job. It was good to see the company being committed to a local supply chain and achieving excellent recycling rates. Having 0 AFR's on 12,000 man hours worked was impressive - this project certainly has the wow factor.”
Upon collecting the award, Steven Johns of IMS Access said, “accepting this award on behalf of the team at IMS Access was a huge honour and something that the entire team are proud of. To be recognised by our peers for our innovation and workmanship at such a prestigious event as the Construction News Specialists Awards is a huge achievement and testament to our continual quest to be a market leader in providing fall protection and access solutions.”
iMS Access's application for the SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
The SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
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."
"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."