Having an external Health and Safety Advisor fulfills your legal obligations but at a fraction of the cost. Depending upon your requirements, this service can provide you with:
Updates on changes to health, safety or environmental legislation which particulary affects your operations, for instance we will not notify you of changes to 'Nuclear Installations Regulations' unless of course they affect you. All information is formatted in easy to understand plain English.
On-line Assistance with any queries or advice you need, or if there has been an accident at work. You would be able to contact us by phone or e-mail throughout the subscription period with either immediate response, or where research is necessary, we would call you back with a definitive answer.
Document Review of your existing safety documentation with comments and amendments where necessary to keep your policies, method statements, risk assessments, forms etc up to date.
Subscription to this service is renewable annually with no obligation to continue after the current subscription period. We would automatically notify you near the time of renewal and send you a pro-forma invoice. Once we receive payment, the subscription is activated.Costs depend on the level of service you require and the size of your organisation and start from as little as £150 + VAT for the year.
Current health and safety legislation hinges on the duty to assess risks to employees or others who may be affected by your operations. The assessments we produce identify the hazards, associated risks, persons at risk, existing control measures and practical suggestions on additional measure that may be required, typical assessments include: workplace, equipment, plant and machinery, manual handling, hazardous substances, personal protective equipment, display screen equipment.
These are necessary to build up a picture of existing health and safety management controls and to determine their suitability. The audit procedure is designed to scrutinise policies, procedures and day-to-day activities from a which a comprehensive report is produced which compares 'what is' against 'what should be', again with practical suggestions for improvement. Health and Safety Audits are best carried out by an external pair of eyes as nothing is overlooked.
Whether at a static site or, for example, a construction site, regular health and safety inspections are an invaluable tool in conveying to employees your commitment to health and safety. The inspections take a snap shot of working practices and identify any problem areas. If regularly carried out, a safety culture is quickly developed which benefits everyone.
Helping you to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and your legal duty to manage asbestos if you own, manage or occupy premises where people frequent, built before the year 2000. There are two types of survey: The Management Survey is used to manage asbestos on a daily basis; and a Refurbishment and Demolition Survey before any alterations are done to the premises. Both surveys are conducted in accordance with HSG264.
With the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 22015), the role of CDM Coordinator is no more but responsibilities for planning and coordinating health and safety now rest with the Client, Principal Contractor and Principal Designer. Although there is no actual role of CDM Advisor under CDM 2015, assistance is available to the Client, Principal Contractor and Principal Designer in preparing the pre-start information, producing the Construction Phase Plan for the Principal Contractor and putting together the Health and Safety File on completion of the project.
Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) and SSIP Accreditation
Completion of questionnaires on your behalf in order to be placed on Approved Lists of Suppliers and to gain accreditation with Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) such as CHAS, Constructionline, SAFEContractor, SMAS Worksafe, Exor, Acclaim etc. Although there would still need to be some input from you in providing supporting evidence, all the tedious work of putting the application together and knowing how to answer the questions correctly would be done for you.
In the unfortunate event of an accident at work, we carry out detailed accident investigations to determine the aetiology (true cause) with representation in courts of law as an expert witness.
Production of bespoke policies to reflect your unique intentions to provide a healthy, safe working environment which contains a general policy statement, safety management structure (family tree), responsibilities of key individuals and all employees, and your specific arrangements for ensuring health and safety.
We carry out a wide range of test, inspection and monitoring services either in conjunction with legally required risk assessments (such as noise and COSHH) or as stand-alone items. These include: