We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

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


We are principally involved in High Level Exterior and Interior Cleaning sector, specialising in cleaning public spaces and business premises.

We  have recently cleaned the Portsmouth War Memorial in time for Remembrance Sunday and have previously cleaned iconic Portsmouth Locations such as the Pyramids, The Guildhall, The Square Tower and Southsea Castle.

We have received Safe Contractor Accreditation for 15 years in a row which is a testament to their high standards when it come stop health and safety in their working practices.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that 1st Choice High Level Cleaning & Maintenance  has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the 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.”

Director, Paul Coupland who started 1st Choice High Level Cleaning in 1990 said ”We are delighted to have received our 15th consecutive SafeContractor accreditation as it shows the hard work of our team in ensuring that safety is paramount in our work."