We offer potential clients a free initial visit in order to carry out a 1-hour diagnostic check so that we can discuss with you what exactly needs doing to comply with the laws that apply to your business. We will then be able to advise you on which element of our service suits your company best.
We can work for you either under a:
- Retainership agreement, or on a Pay-As-You-Go basis.
Under Pay As You Go we set an hourly rate and measure the length of time we spend organising your H&S (we also recommend that we agree time limits so that you don’t get any unexpected large bills).
However, most businesses choose the Retainership service option in which for a regular monthly fee we become your Legally-required Competent Person for the length of the contract.
The service has many benefits including:
- We will draft your Company Safety Policy and General Risk Assessment
- You will be supplied with all necessary Health and Safety Forms and Guidance Notes
- Regular visits from us over the year will keep things on track
- Unlimited access to a phone and email advisory service
- Short training courses and individual coaching can be included
Many businesses are beginning to realise that having a good Health and Safety Policy not only benefits their staff, but also becomes a vital part of projecting a good image to their customers and business partners.
For those customers who prove to have very well developed Health and Safety systems, we might recommend that we help you by first carrying out a health and safety audit. We are British Standards Institute trained auditors and can check that the standards you have laid out in your Policy and Procedures are being applied throughout your Company.
Before delving into the detail of specific risk assessments, we first help you compile a General Risk Assessment. This is the big picture and enables you to prioritise your efforts and justify working on the biggest risks first.
After this, we help you to carry out the Specific Risk Assessments(e.g. Fire Risk Assessment (including your emergency evacuation procedures), Manual Handling, Display Screen Equipment (‘DSE assessments’ – formerly known as ‘VDU’), Hazardous Substances (‘COSHH’), Noise at Work etc.) that are required.
If you’re not sure just what you need, contact us to send us an email enquiry – or phone us for a chat about your Health and Safety needs.
We can offer you various pre-designed training courses, or if you have a particular training need in mind we can usually design and deliver it ourselves.
Alternatively, as not everyone thrives in a ‘classroom’ setting, we can coach your staff e.g. guiding one or two people into applying a skill such as carrying out a risk assessment in a sensible way.
Where we can’t provide the training you need, we’re happy to refer you to another training organisation.