Garland UK has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in Health and Safety in the workplace and achieving a Gold Sustainability Verification.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme that recognises extremely rigorous health and safety management standards amongst contractors, suppliers and construction industry businesses. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK, including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Garland’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will highlight the commitment to continuously improving health and safety standards in the business and how risk is reduced throughout the supply chain. 



Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor, said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who cannot prove that they have sound health and safety policies.”

Archibald adds, “More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way Garland UK has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example that hopefully will be followed by other companies within the roofing 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.”

As part of the SafeContractor and Sustainability accreditation processes, Garland UK submitted detailed and robust Health & Safety and Environmental Policies, Modern Slavery procedures & due diligence, and Sustainability road maps to highlight the proactive steps being taken to address essential health and safety and environmental issues.

Garland UK’s Health & Safety and Compliance Manager, Andy Dickens, commented; 

“We’re committed to sustainable and ethical practices, and the SafeContractor and Gold Sustainability Verifications give our clients peace of mind that we’re a safe and environmentally friendly company to work with.”


Following Garland’s recent announcement that it will be net-zero carbon by 2032, it is an exciting time for the business. On the journey to net-zero, Garland has a clear Sustainability Commitment and the infrastructure in place to be accountable for its environmental impact, offer quantifiable results when supporting its customer’s carbon accounting, and implement essential improvements to the supply chain where necessary. 

Dickens adds, “more than ever before, we are working with clients who have clear targets to meet their organisation’s environmental initiatives, and at Garland, we have the foundations in place to embed sustainable practices across our business that, in turn, support our clients to help reach their own environmental goals and health and safety targets.”