Leading compressed air products and process systems specialist, Thorite, has received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises exceptional standards of health and safety practice in UK industry.

In order to gain SAFEcontractor status Thorite has undergone a stringent vetting process, which examined health and safety procedures, along with the company's past record of safe working practice.

Commenting on Thorite's new status Stephen Wright, the company's Managing Director said, $quot;More companies providing mechanical products and solutions to industry need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management, to safeguard their own personnel, those employed by their clients -and the public at large.

I am both delighted and proud that our high standards of safe working have now been officially recognised and hope that other companies in our field will follow our example$quot;

Companies judged to meet the high standards that accreditation requires are included on a national database, which is accessible to registered users only via the www.safecontractor.com website.