Surveyors win safety accolade

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GALASHIELS chartered surveyor firm Hardies Property & Construction Consultants has achieved SAFEcontractor Accreditation.

The fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme in the UK covers contractors and consultants in a wide range of professional disciplines. With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the scheme is used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors.

Ged Gowans of Hardies, which now has nine offices in Scotland, told us: “For a firm specialising in project management and advising clients on the very latest health and safety requirements to ensure good practice and safe working conditions on site, it is absolutely vital we ourselves invest in health and safety.”

The accreditation applies to all of Hardies’ key services: building surveying, facilities management, quantity surveying and valuation and project management.

“It is important to embrace all safety and skills schemes across the board,” said Mr Gowans. “They make people think about safety even if they think they are not at risk.”