Registered Contractor is a firm that has undergone a significant independant audit to ensure that the firm is meeting its statutory and regulatory responsibilities.
This process is undertaken to reduce the risk to the client and to minimise the client's exposure to liability in employment, health and safety and other areas.
The audit process is undertaken every three years and in the event of the firm changing ownership, the new owners are required to sign a declaration that all of the items confirmed in the origninal audit are still in place.
The process of becoming a Registered Contractor is not onerous and those that are operating their business in a proper manner should have little difficulty. Details of the matters covered in the audit are shown on the Accreditation Certificate.
Sinclair Contracting became a registered contractor on the 4th of October 2010