Contractor guidance

From 1 February 2018, all contractors are required to have Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation to work at Gatwick.

We forecast that the airport's passenger numbers will grow to 48 million each year by 2020.  The size of the airport means that we have many business and service partners working at the airport at any one time, carrying out essential work to keep the airport running efficiently.

Safety and security are our number one priority and to give GAL the confidence that any company working on site has the capability to carry out building, plant and equipment maintenance or construction activities, no matter how they are engaged or procured, we require that all contractors to be certified by Alcumus® SafeContractor® by 1 February 2018. 

What do I need to do?

All companies already working at Gatwick should have been contacted directly and invited to join the scheme. If your company has not been contacted or if you would like more information, then please contact SafeContractor directly on 02920 266 242 or by emailing:

All new companies or existing companies contracting to third parties will be required to join the scheme before being given authorisation to work at the airport.  

More information

The documents below will give you more information about the procedure and what you need to do to get your company accredited to carry out work at Gatwick Airport:

Alcumus SafeContractor - health and safety assessment standards:  this is a guide which explains the accreditation process and helps you through it.

Standard operation procedure SafeContractor vetting -  issued by GAL on 2 October 2017

Safe contractor accreditation notice - issued by GAL on 4 October 2017

Safe contractor accreditation requirement directive

Safe contractor go live notice

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