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I understand that not every business has the setup to employ a full-time health and safety advisor. But worry not, I've got your back with a range of flexible solutions that suit businesses of all sizes.
Whether you need help with updating documentation, conducting audits, managing accidents, assessing risks, or providing training, I can provide sensible solutions exactly when you need them.
Based in Bolton, I cover areas across the North West, like Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Chester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, and Merseyside; but I have worked for clients all over the UK. I’m always up for an adventure and happy to travel to wherever you are to help you out!
So why wait? Get in touch today, and let's chat about how I can support your business. I’m here to make health and safety a breeze for you!
Let's talk about the importance of having a clear and comprehensive health and safety policy and procedures for your business.
Having a health and safety policy is not just a legal requirement, but it's also a crucial step in ensuring the safety and well-being of your employees. In fact, if your business has five or more employees, it's legally required to have a formal, written health and safety policy in place.
A well written health and safety policy outlines the approach and commitment that your business has to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. It's like a roadmap that guides your business towards responsible health and safety management.
But don't worry; I'm here to help! I can work with you to develop a meaningful, accurate, and legally compliant health and safety policy that accurately reflects your company's activities. Together, we can create a policy that not only meets legal requirements but also promotes a culture of safety and well-being within your workplace.
Remember, a health and safety policy is not just a piece of paper - it's a vital tool for protecting your employees and your business. So, let's work together to create a policy that works for you and keeps everyone safe and happy!
Health and Safety Audits and Inspections
As an employer, ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for your employees is crucial. But with ever-changing regulations and complex requirements, it can be a challenge to stay updated and identify all potential hazards in your workplace. That's where I come in to help!
With my expertise in workplace health and safety, I offer comprehensive audits and inspections to make sure your workplace meets all legal requirements and remains safe for your employees. Whether you conduct internal audits or inspections, I can provide a fresh perspective, especially when familiarity with your workplace may make it difficult to spot emerging hazards.
I have extensive experience in various workplaces, from small to large, including schools, warehouses, offices, and transport hubs. I can help you identify critical areas, weaknesses, and common hazards that require monitoring, and work together to create a safer work environment for your employees.
My health and safety audits are designed to collect information on the effectiveness of your safety management system and create a plan for improvement. I'll identify areas that need attention and develop an action plan with realistic timeframes to ensure legislative compliance. Similarly, my health and safety inspections focus on specific elements of your management system or individual sections, sites, or work processes. I'll identify common safety hazards and risks and recommend improvements to eliminate or control them, maintaining best practices.
After conducting a detailed audit or inspection, I'll provide you with a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for necessary remedial action, including highlighting high-priority actions that need prompt attention. These reports serve as a valuable record of proactive development on health and safety issues and assist you in planning and implementing effective remedial actions.
My goal is to help you reduce workplace accidents and create the safest possible work environment for your employees. Let me assist you in identifying critical areas, weaknesses, and common hazards that require monitoring, and work together to create a safer and more fun workplace for your employees! Contact me today to schedule an audit or inspection.
Risk assessments are crucial for ensuring the safety of your employees and complying with legal regulations. But it's not just about ticking boxes - it's about making sure that everyone goes home at the end of the day, safe and sound.
As an experienced consultant, I can work with you to develop a tailored risk assessment strategy that fits your unique needs and circumstances. I will visit your premises and conduct a thorough assessment of all the potential risks in your workplace, working closely with you to identify and mitigate any hazards.
I understand that managing risk can be overwhelming, which is why I take a sensible and practical approach that focuses on reducing risk without hindering your business operations.
My goal is to create a risk assessment that is not only legally compliant, but also adds real value to your business by improving safety, reducing accidents and boosting productivity.
In addition to creating your risk assessment, I can also provide you with expert advice and a peer review of your current setup. With my help, you can feel confident that you are doing everything possible to keep your employees safe and your business running smoothly.
Outsourced Health and Safety - Competent Person
Welcome to the exciting world of Health and Safety!
Why do you need a Health and Safety Competent Person, you ask? Well, it's not just a good idea; it's a legal requirement. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 says that every employer, regardless of size or sector, must appoint one or more competent persons to help them with health and safety. Failure to do so can have serious consequences, including fines or even imprisonment. Yikes!
So, what are the benefits of having a Health and Safety Competent Person on board? It's not just about ticking boxes for compliance; it's about keeping your employees safe and your business running smoothly. Hiring a competent person saves you time and effort by handling the complexities of health and safety, ensuring the safety of your employees, and keeping your business compliant.
With my extensive experience working with businesses of all sizes across various sectors, I provide practical, compliant, and tailored health and safety advice that meets the unique needs of your organisation.
Let me be your trusted Health and Safety Competent Person, and together, we can prioritise the safety and well-being of your employees and your business, create a safer work environment and ensure your business stays on the right side of the law, all while having some fun along the way!
Health and Safety Training
Effective health and safety training is a vital component of any business strategy. It helps ensure that employees understand and follow the necessary processes to maintain a safe working environment.
I believe that learning can be both effective and fun, especially when it comes to keeping everyone safe in the workplace.
My training sessions are tailor-made to meet your business needs and goals. I'll work with you to identify any unique challenges you face and design training that will empower your employees with the skills and knowledge they need to maintain a safe working environment.
As a qualified health and safety practitioner, I'm passionate about delivering engaging and informative training sessions. I also hold a diploma in teaching, which means that I'm skilled at making complex concepts easy to understand.
Let's work together to make your workplace safer and more enjoyable for everyone!
Fire Risk Assessment
Are you aware of the importance of a fire risk assessment for your building? Let me break it down for you. A fire risk assessment is a thorough review of a building to evaluate its fire risk and identify any safety issues. It provides recommendations on how to make the building safer, if needed, to protect lives and give peace of mind to employees or residents.
Who is responsible for ensuring the fire risk assessment is carried out? According to the law, every business and block of flats must have a designated 'Responsible Person' who is accountable for fire safety. This person's role is to ensure that relevant fire safety duties are fulfilled, take action to prevent fires, and ensure safe evacuation in case of a fire. For small businesses, this is often the business owner.
As a qualified and Chartered health and safety professional with specific qualifications in Fire Risk Assessments and membership in the Institute of Fire Engineers, I can help you with your fire risk assessment. I have in-depth knowledge of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and experience in interpreting its contents based on the specific trade or operations of your building or unit.
Don't leave the safety of your building and its occupants to chance. Let me assist you in conducting a thorough and compliant fire risk assessment to minimize risks and ensure the safety of all.
Emergency Procedures - Fire and Evacuation
Emergency fire and evacuation plans are vital for workplace safety. While some may think building plans are enough, the reality is that tailored evacuation plans are essential, especially for those with disabilities or mobility challenges.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places responsibilities on employers and organisations to ensure everyone can safely exit the building during a fire or emergency. This means having specific plans in place for individuals at higher risk, like those who are disabled or vulnerable.
A General Emergency Evacuation Plan (GEEP) outlines a building's layout, evacuation steps, equipment, and communication tools for use in emergencies. It's especially useful for visitors with limited mobility or those needing assistance.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) are for individuals who may struggle to evacuate independently. Unlike a GEEP, a PEEP is customised for each person, detailing escape routes and identifying those who will help with the evacuation.
Deciding between a GEEP or PEEP is important. If your business has visitors or employees on-site, a GEEP is necessary. The need for a PEEP depends on an individual's ability to evacuate quickly and independently during an emergency. Permanent PEEPs are for those with mobility, sight, hearing, or cognitive challenges, while temporary PEEPs are for those with short-term injuries or medical conditions.
I'm here to assist you in creating personalised emergency fire and evacuation plans for your business. This will give you the confidence that your plans are strong and effective.
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Looking for a safety consultant who's not only hard-working and proactive, but also fun to work with? Look no further! I'm a Chartered and OSHCR Registered Health and Safety Consultant with over 20 years of experience in various fields, including construction, facilities management, distribution and logistics, local authority services, social housing, and education. I have worked with start-ups right through to large organisations, so I have experience working with businesses of all sizes.
But enough about me - let's talk about you. Are you committed to driving up safety, health, and environment standards? Do you believe in sensible risk management? If so, we're already on the same page. I believe in maintaining a positive mindset, building partnerships with purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes.
If you choose to work with me, you can expect a collaboration that's transparent, consistent, and (dare I say it?) even fun.
I pride myself on being fully transparent in my pricing and how it's calculated; you're not just paying for a service - you're paying for my time, expertise, and knowledge. That's why I make sure my pricing is fair, reasonable, and easy to understand. No hidden fees or surprises - just honest, upfront pricing.
On occasion, I may need the support of other like-minded, qualified health and safety professionals. These are people that I can trust to look after my clients as I would.
Let's work together to make your workplace a safer, healthier, and more enjoyable place to be. Contact me today to schedule an initial consultation - I can't wait to hear from you!