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Tructyre Fleet Management (TFM) have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Employing approximately 150 people and with a turnover of £30 million TFM serves major truck fleet clients including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury, STVA and Fowler Welch.

The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

“Having recently acquired PK Commercial Tyres Ltd we virtually doubled the company in size overnight,” said Managing Director Glenn Sherwood. “As a result we believe that the new enlarged company is now the leading provider of commercial tyre services in the South East. We have also created a new company to deal specifically with our customers ‘Off Highway’ vehicle requirements, such as Earthmovers, Forklift Trucks, etc which is a specialised area of expertise within our business.
With the acquisition completed we wanted a single accreditation for the whole company. As Investors in People Gold award holders, we are fully committed to the Health & Safety of our staff and customers and this accreditation is important to demonstrate our continued commitment in this area.”

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance TFM’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety is expected to help the company be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

John Kinge, technical director of 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. More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that TFM has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector”.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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