Storage silo manufacturer Barton Fabrications has secured accreditation from the SafeContractor scheme for its commitment to health and safety.

SafeContractor is a third-party accreditation designed to recognise “very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors”, and to help simplify supplier assessment and selection.

Under the scheme, businesses are vetted to examine health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.

Companies meeting the scheme’s standard are included on a database accessible to registered users via the SafeContractor website. More than 210 nationwide businesses have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors, said SafeContractor.

“We are delighted to receive the accreditation,” said Mark Barton, managing director and owner of Barton Fabrications, which describes itself as the UK’s largest manufacturer of aluminium storage silos.

“Our aim is to make on-site silo installation a safe and simple process for the customer and the SafeContractor award gives the customer third-party reassurance that we meet the highest levels of on-site safe working procedures.”