In 2013 FWC executives developed this tailor-made Safety Accredited Member Procurement Scheme (SAM) The aim of which is to help Clients find reputable and compliant window cleaning companies; and by having this prestigious accreditation scheme members can easily demonstrate their compliance and give not only their own company's assurance of health and safety, but to all potentially new and existing client's too.
Through the Federation members have early access to each and every National window cleaning tender and in order to be considered for these contracts, companies applying must demonstrate that they can meet health and safety standards.
SAM is a pre-qualification scheme that allows local authorities and other organisations identify that you have the minimum standard required under the scheme.
WHAT THE SAM SCHEME ENTAILS:
There are certain standards that must be achieved; the main principal 's being accredited with the FWC IOSH "Cleaning Windows Safely" training in the use of waterfed poles and portable ladders - and IOSH "Risk Assessment" training for cleaning windows, gutters and external facades. Proof of higher IOSH accreditation supersedes the need for the afore-mentioned courses. SAM annual renewal conditions will apply; relevant Risk Assessments and Method Statements etc.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Self Employed
- Limited Companies
- Companies large or small
- SAM will show you are compliant with health and safety laws and help improve your business productivity.
- You can display the Accredited Logo and Certificate on your website; vehicles & stationery.
- You can market your SAM achievement through Window Talk and other trade magazines.
This scheme is only available to registered Members of the FWC.
Once your registration is accepted your Standard membership will automatically transfer to a 'Safety Accredited Member' combining both standard and SAM subscriptions to just one renewal fee due on the Standard membership anniversary date - we will pro-rata the SAM fee accordingly.
Level one (Sole Trader) Annual Accreditation charge £50.00 + vat
Level two (Employers) Annual Accreditation charge £100.00 + vat
Successful applicants receive a certificate, SAM logo and ID card
Do you want to upgrade to a Safety Accredited Member?
For more information on this Safety procurement scheme contact the FWC on 0161 432 8754 or email [email protected]
Or CLICK HERE to go to the joining page to complete a SAM application
We found SAM relatively easy to achieve because all our operatives had already completed the FWC “Cleaning windows safely course” and we had most of the required documentation in place.
Although we already had “Safe Contractor” we have found that because SAM is a training based Safety in procurement scheme - (as opposed to paper based) it is appreciated by our Commercial Customers as it documents and demonstrates our Companies commitment to Health and Safety. It also puts us out in front when applying for Tenders and Contracts.
JA Lee Window & General Cleaning Contractors Ltd