Health and Safety in Care, Safety Consultant in Shropshire

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Chartered Health and Safety Consultants covering the following areas: Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Wem, Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Kidderminster, Worcester, Pershore Malvern, Royal Leamington Spa, Worcester, Worcestershire,Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, Stafford, Stoke, Burton upon Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, Chester, Wrexham, Crewe, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Northampton, Daventry and surrounding areas.

Health and Safety Consultancy and Safety Training for schools, nurseries, academies, hospitals, care homes, domiciliary care, retailers, shops, offices, pubs, hotels, manufacturing companies and small contractors.

Risk Assessments, Workplace Audits, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Warden, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, CoSHH Assessments and more.

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Health and Safety Consultancy in Leisure centres, pubs and hotels

Hotels & Leisure

The hotel and leisure industries are one of the largest sectors to employ part-time and seasonal staff in the UK.  It is also the sector most likely to employ younger workers and those who do not have English as their first language.  Training staff can be a difficult task for employers due to shift work and sometimes a high staff turnover, not to mention the long opening hours in this sector.

Hazards associated with public houses, leisure centres and hotels vary so much, but the common dominator revolves around members of the public. Finding a consultant who has experience and knowledge of the types of injuries that your staff are exposed to is essential, whether they are kitchen staff, domestic cleaners, bar/cellar staff or receptionists.

Workplace inspections and training packages can be adapted for your use.

Hazards associated with bar work:

Handling broken glass

Handling people intoxicated with drink and/or drugs

Risk of attack when closing up

Slips & Trips due to spillages on floor….

…. And more!

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Health and Safety Consultancy in Offices in Shropshire

Offices

Office environments are generally classed as low risk environments.  The health hazards associated with working at a desk, working in a customer service environment or working alone can, in fact, effect anyone at anytime.

The Health and Safety at Work Act applies to every employer and there is a requirement to keep a written record of you policies, procedures and risk assessments when you employ five people or more.  If you have in-house resources to manage your health and safety systems that may be appropriate.  However you must still comply with relevant legislation such as the Display Screen Equipment Regulations, Electricity at Work Regulations, The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations and the Management of Health and Safety Regulations.  

If you are not confident of your ability to manage all health and safety in-house; or you need to know that what you are doing is necessary, sensible and proportionate for your business, you should consider the support of a consultant.  Health and Safety in Care will only charge for the work that is necessary for the company to comply with legislation and to put systems in place to reduce the risk of injury to staff, customers and others who may be on your premises.

Long-term ill-health caused by poor sitting positions or stressful situations caused by work will in the long run be more costly than having the support of a consultant.  Carrying out DSE assessments taking into consideration the environmental factors in the workplace is all part of the work that can be provided for you. No job is too small and support will be available only as and when required.

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Health and Safety in Manufacturing in Telford

Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector within the UK comprises of a wide range of industries that employs over 2.5 million workers. In manufacturing over the last 5 years, an average of 22 workers each year have died due to workplace accidents.  More than 3,100 major injuries and over 4,000  injuries that kept workers away from work for seven days or more were reported to the Health and Safety Executive during the 5 year period.

In order to maintain health and safety standards within a manufacturing environment it is important to identify the most frequent and serious risks and adopting the necessary precautions, taking account of time, money and resources. 

So how can Health & Safety in Care help? 

We will analyse the work you undertake throughout your organisation from receipt and delivery, movement of stock in and around the premises e.g. forklifts and HGV's, the machinery and equipment used, and the general layout and safety arrangements for the premises. This will enable our health and safety consultants to ensure that all the necessary control measures, maintenance procedures, monitoring, and provision of all the relevant health and safety information, instruction and training are being implemented. 

Our Health and Safety in Manufacturing Consultants have provided consultancy services to a varying range of clients within the manufacturing sector, which includes but is not restricted to the following industries: 

 Rubber

 Glass

 Ceramics

 Textiles

 Food and Drink

 Metals

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Contractors

Building contractors are those at most risk of injury and ill health on construction sites and suffer the majority of construction fatal accidents each year. Most accidents involve falls from height including: ladders, scaffolds, working platforms, roof edges, and falls through fragile roofs or rooflights. Because they have first-hand experience in doing the actual work, they are in a good position to ensure the work is carried out in a way which secures their own health and safety and that of others.

But for many contractors, working on a construction site does not form part of their regular working conditions. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) affect most contractors and sub-contractors that simply work on any site that is being renovated or a new-build where the CDM Regs apply.  This may include installation of fire alarm systems, erecting signage or decorating for example.

For smaller contractors needing to obtain trade accreditation (i.e. Safe Contractor, CHAS and Construction Line) when applying for work with organisations in the public and private sectors, is a key requirement. To be awarded the relevant contract, the companies applying must meet specific standards of health and safety.

How can Health & Safety in Care help?

Whether needing assistance to complete trade accreditation applications or to prepare your health and safety documentation to comply with the CDM Regs, your consultant will concentrate on the reviewing your health and safety management and compliance issues that apply to work undertaken by you.  Once all of the relevant documented evidence is in place, the applications can be completed by your consultant.

Below are the main areas that your consultant assesses; every area being accompanied by examples of your company’s competence and documented evidence:

 Safety Policy Statement

 Health & Safety Arrangements

 Work Equipment Procedures

 Health & Safety Training

 Employee Consultation Arrangements

 First Aid Provision

 Fire Emergency Procedures & Fire Risk Assessments

 Display Screen Equipment Assessments

 Electrical Safety & PAT Testing

 Manual Handling Assessments

 Asbestos Awareness

 Training and Management

 Risk Assessments & COSHH Assessments

 Health Surveillance Arrangements

 Accident Reporting Procedures

 Work Equipment Inspections & Maintenance

 Personal Protective Equipment PPE

 Access to Competent H&S & Construction Advice

 Contractor Management & Competence Assessment

 Fire Risk Assessments

       Workplace Safety Inspections