In order to be registered with the Scheme you will have demonstrated commitment to fair and honest trading practices and have been in business for a minimum of period of 12 months. You must be able to provide 3 references showing good customer service and have a minimum of £2million Public Liability Insurance and £5million Employer’s Liability (if applicable). You will also be required to commit to the Scheme’s Code of Practice and be willing to work with Trading Standards should any problems arise with your customers. We do check that traders comply with applicable legislation and you may be asked to provide a copy of your paperwork for Trading Standards to check before we will accept you on to the scheme.
Once you have been accepted as a member you will be able to use the Scheme logo in your advertising and paperwork. You will receive vehicle stickers to advertise membership of the scheme and a pad of promotional leaflets so that you can pass these on to customers when giving quotes / invoices.
Your business profile page will appear on the Safe Trader website and potential customers will be able to see your details including links to your own website if you have one. Potential customers will be able to see recent customer reviews via your profile page. Customer feedback is an important part of the scheme as it allows us to regulate the Scheme and ensure that your customers continue to be happy with the services they receive.
Traders can apply online by going to the New Trader Registrations page above. If you need further information about the Scheme or the application process please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01772 535199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are out of the office visiting traders please leave a message and we will get back to you (we aim to reply within 3 working days).
If you are a trader interested in joining the Scheme you may wish to have a look at the Code of Practice which stipulates exactly what is expected of Traders signing up to the scheme. To join the scheme you will be asked to sign up to and abide by the Code of Practice, a copy of which is available to download.