Posted: Thursday 3rd May 2012

Best safety practice is a recognised measure for most businesses and is increasingly part of boardroom culture. However, maintaining high levels of risk and safety management is easier said than done, particularly for multiple site organisations operating in challenging environments. One of the ways to guarantee continually high safety standards is to improve supplier and contractor performance and companies are under growing pressure to achieve this in the most cost effective way possible.

The launch of PICS Ltd, with its contractor qualification and auditing services, offers businesses operating in the UK and throughout EMEA access to an established, simplified contractor prequalification service that is already supporting a client base of some of the safest and most successful companies in the world. The PICS solution is flexible and simple to use, with all contractor data available live and on demand, and both clients and contractors offered a high level of proactive customer service.

Because a successful relationship with each client is critical to ensuring a quality service, PICS works closely to understand how a client’s supply chain is managed, mapping out a system tailored to suit their needs. One or all of the services available from PICS can be implemented to help reduce both the costs of supply chain management and their risk. This ensures that when selecting a supplier from their PICS approved supplier network, the client can be confident that they are choosing the right company for the job.

The PICS suite of services simplifies the prequalification process for contractors whilst providing peace of mind and improved safety performance for both the client and the contractor:

Ian McKinnon has been appointed the new Executive Director of the company’s EMEA Region. Previously CEO of Exor and the SafeContractor health and safety assessment scheme, Ian has a wealth of experience in business accreditation and health and safety compliance. He will lead a team implementing solutions for PICS’ new and existing clients in the region that will deliver reduced risk, while enhancing their relationship with suppliers and contractors.

Ian McKinnon said: “I’m excited to be a part of PICS’ expansion into Europe. PICS is now the fastest growing contractor management company in the world, offering its clients outstanding contractor management services through a high level of customer support and a flexible system that can be tailored to their needs. I’m looking forward to working with companies that want to achieve best safety practice through reliable contractor management.”

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