Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance Services
From Everyday Compliance & Support To Audits, Assessments & Inspections
We provide a comprehensive range of Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) compliance services to businesses in order to reduce risk, improve safety and well being for employees and to ensure that your organisation is legally compliant
Health & Safety Policies
Written and published policies tailored to the individual client's requirements. A legally required document for companies employing 5 or more people.
Written and published policies tailored to the individual client's requirements
Construction Client Support
Bespoke construction support to suit varied sizes and complexity of construction and civil engineering projects.
Workplace Risk Assessments
Assessments written specific to the location, activities and people involved in compliance with the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations.
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Safety Audits & Inspections.
Fire Risk Assessments.
Fire Management and Strategy.
Written Assessments for COSHH regulated substances including the Occupational Health Expectations and Environmental controls.
Assessment of the risks created from the use of computers, laptops, tablets and other display screens whilst at work.
Inspections of the workplace to identify shortfalls in legal compliance and best practice.
PQQ & Tender Assistance
Working with you to develop and assist in completing these often complicated and challenging application processes.
SSIP Accreditation Support
We can work with your business to help obtain your new or renewal SSIP Accreditation, saving you time and money in the process.
Accident & Incident Investigations
A detailed investigation where a comprehensive report of the investigation's findings will be published and presented to the relevant business management team.
A thorough examination of your workplace including observing and interviewing staff plus an inspection of documents resulting in a detailed company audit report presented to senior management.
Practical help and training are given to develop method statements that are relevant to your company and business activities.
Newsletters & Legislative Updates
Monthly Health, Safety and Environmental newsletters detailing the latest legislative requirements and case studies.
By law, any person, business or undertaking that employs five or more people must have a written Health and Safety Policy.
A health and safety policy should contain 3 sections…
- A 'Health and Safety Policy Statement of Intent' (your aims and objectives)
- The organisation (Organisation structure and Roles and responsibilities)
- Your arrangements (Details or procedures, processes, document to help achieve set goals)
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) is the primary Health and Safety legislation in the UK. Its sets out duties relating to employers, employees and welfare requirements.
Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires all employers to appoint someone ‘competent’ to help you, the employer, meet your Health and Safety (H&S) duties.
Part 2 (18) of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that a ‘competent person’ be appointed to assist in undertaking the preventive and protective measures.
Part 3(8)(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 requires allocation of sufficient resources, such as a competent person.
A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience to manage Health and Safety.
You, the employer, could appoint one or a combination of the following:
- Yourself (If deemed competent)
- One or more of your workers (If deemed competent)
- Someone from outside your business. e.g. H&S Consultant
Health and Safety Regulations are made under the Health and Safety at Work Act, usually to regulate specific hazards, such as lead, asbestos, pressure equipment, hazardous substances, noise, etc.
By breaching Health and safety law you could be liable to enforcement action, fines or even imprisonment.
Employers are required, by law, to either display the HSE-approved law poster or to provide each of their workers with the equivalent leaflet. If an employer chooses to use the Health and Safety Law poster to communicate with their employees they should consider the location and quantity that they display
CDM 2015 applies to all construction work including domestic projects. Domestic clients can transfer their duties to others who are carrying out the construction work on your behalf (such as designers and contractors). Those carrying out the work will also have duties of their own.
A construction project is notifiable if the construction work is expected to…
- Last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working at the same time at any point on the project
- Exceeds 500 person days
Hazard and risk have defined definitions...
A hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm (substances, electricity, working at height, machinery, etc)
A Risk is the likelihood that harm actually results from a hazard.
The law does not state a minimum or maximum temperature, but the temperature in workrooms should normally be at least…
16°C or 13°C if much of the work involves rigorous physical effort
A meaningful maximum figure cannot be given due to the high temperatures found in, for example, glass works or foundries. In such environments it is still possible to work safely provided appropriate controls are present
Employers should remember the law states “During working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable.”
BS OHSAS 18001 was replaced by ISO 45001 in 2018. As of 31st March 2021 BS OHSAS 18001 will not be recognised.
OHSAS 45001 is a British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It was created to help organisations demonstrate good occupational health and safety performance and as a result is now seen as one of the world’s most recognisable occupational health and safety management systems standards.
This British Standard has a number of benefits such as…
- Helps your organisation create the best possible working conditions for your Employees
- Identifies hazards and puts into place controls for your organisation to manage them
- Reduces costs and downtime by reducing workplace accidents and illnesses
- Helps your workforce become more motivated and engage better with one another as your organisation will have safer working conditions
- Demonstrates to your stakeholders that your organisation is compliant
A Workplace risk assessment is a logical analysis of the hazards present in your work and the safeguards adopted to control the risk, to make sure that no harm can arise. Generally, risk assessments must be written down if you employ five or more people.
Risk assessments are required by law for any significant risk.
Risk assessments should detail…
- Significant hazards Present
- Details of who could be harmed and how
- Existing risk analysis (Likelihood x severity)
- Suggested control measures
- Residual risk analysis
- Who is responsible for the implementation of controls
- Who conducted the assessment
- When the assessment was completed
- When the assessment is due for review