CLEAN awarded top safety accreditation

Posted on 25-Apr-2017

We’re pleased to have received accreditation and recognition from the UK's fastest growing health & safety assessment scheme Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellent health and safety standards in the workplace.

CLEAN awarded top safety accreditation

Undergoing extensive assessment, the leading accreditation scheme recognises CLEAN’s extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. The standard is commended by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE100 companies, who make use of the Alcumus-approved list to identify SafeContractor accredited service providers.


CLEAN’s company application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will also enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its stakeholders.

Employing more than 1,450 people across England, CLEAN predominantly supplies textile rental and laundry services to the hospitality sector, delivering upwards of five million linen items to its customers each week. CLEAN’s diverse customer base includes major hospitality players such as Compass Group, Edwardian Hotels London, The Arora Group, Malmaison, Hotel du Vin and Hilton.

Speaking of the latest achievement, Sarah Cooper, Chief People Officer at CLEAN, said: “Here at CLEAN our mission expands beyond just our customers, as we work from a foundation of excellence to enable the delivery of a safe workplace for all employees. Gaining accreditation from SafeContractor provides evidence that we’re achieving this mission and is testament to the CLEAN operations team who have delivered extensive health and safety checks and implemented procedures to eliminate potential risks across all seven of our laundry sites, head office and customer service centre.”

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor, added: “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 CLEAN has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

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Winner of The Green Apple Bronze Award in 2017 for Environmental Best Practice Service Industries category for our project 'Developing a Super-laundry'. Winner of ‘Most Innovative Company’ 2017 at the Laundry And Drycleaning Awards (LADAs) recognising companies, individuals, services and products that showcase a new level of customer service and professionalism within the industry. Awarded the ‘Sustainable Supplier’ title at the 2017 Footprint Awards; recognising organisations at every stage in the food supply chain from growers, producers, manufacturers and distributors, through to all hospitality and foodservice operators in both public and private sectors, their suppliers and other stakeholders. CLEAN has joined the list of inspirational British companies to feature as a 2016 finalist in the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2016: shortlist in the 'Company of the Year – Larger Firm category'. Winner of ‘Commercial Laundry of the Year’ 2016 at the Laundry And Drycleaning Awards (LADAs) recognising companies, individuals, services and products that showcase a new level of customer service and professionalism within the industry. Winner of The Green Apple Gold Award in 2015 for Environmental Best Practice for our Environmental Improvement project 'Eco-friendly laundry services focused on creating sustainability'. RoSPA Gold Merit Award (achieving Gold Standard for a 5th consecutive year). Recognised internationally, the RoSPA Awards have become one of the most sought after accolades for many organisations from every industry sector.