Health and Safety Services and Advice
Why a company may need a consultant
The HSE guidelines for an effective Health & Safety Management System includes:
Employers have a legal responsibility to “appoint one or more competent persons” to help with health and safety. Whether they decide to have someone inside or outside the organisation, or a combination of both, it’s vital that they’re competent to do the job. Having an in-house professional to manage health and safety – someone who’s familiar with the organisation’s operations – is typically the ideal solution. But in smaller organisations this isn’t always possible. And in all organisations, whatever their size, there are times when getting outside help is the right thing to do. A competent consultant can bring fresh thinking on good practice or new solutions to an organisation. A business may need specific help on say, making sure safety is ‘designed in’ to new processes, or delivering a new health and safety campaign or training programme. And, of course, qualified and experienced consultants can offer specialist support in areas outside the competence of in-house professionals, for example radiation protection or investigating serious incidents. Employers can’t avoid their health and safety responsibilities, but they can choose to have a high-risk task carried out by a competent consultant rather than an in-house health and safety manager. This transfers some of the risk away from their organisation. Being a consultant, therefore, carries great responsibility.
To ensure you’re following the law, your business requires a Health & Safety Management System. This management system is a collection of policies and documentation put in place to govern your working practices. Failure to manage health and safety at work could result in a safety breach or worse still an accident involving an employee.
BRIGHT TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT Health and Safety Consultants are CHAS Application specialists
BRIGHT TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT are competent Health and Safety Consultants, we work for Companies all sizes from sole traders to large national Contractors. Our CHAS consultancy services are tailored specifically to your business and the way that you work. As CHAS themselves recommend, shop around when looking for a Consultant, we are sure that you will not be disappointed by our excellent service and price
Health & Safety Audits
BRIGHT TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT Health and Safety Consultants are CHAS Application specialists
If you need to understand where your company is in terms of its Health and Safety Management, you may need a Health and Safety Audit. A Health and Safety Audit conducted by one our Health and Safety Consultants will help identify the Health and Safety issues within your organisation and can act as a starting point for developing your health and Safety Management system. Audits can be carried out on a stand-alone basis or can be part of a tailor Health and Safety/Competent person service.
HS(G)65 Successful Health and Safety Management sets out a frame work for managing your business Health and Safety through a system of Plan-Do-Check-Act and independent auditing and reporting is a vital element of that model.
Health and Safety Auditing – Legal requirements
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 lay out the requirement for monitoring and reviewing your Health and Safety management and arrangements in Regulation 5 as below:
Health and safety arrangements Regulation 5.
Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.
Auditing and Reporting
BRIGHT TRAINING AND ASSESSEMNT Health and Safety Consultants have developed a number of different types of Health and Safety Audit to help their clients ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations. Our audits can benchmark against a specific standard such as HS(G)65 or ISO45001:2018 (Previously OHSAS18001:2007), or we can audit against a specific piece of Health and Safety legislation, that will appraise the compliance of an organization to specific Health and Safety Law.
Types of Health and Safety Audit We Offer
Health and Safety Audit
An overview of your company’s Health and Safety Management and legal compliance. This type of audit will cover all the important aspects of the Health and Safety legislation relevant to your business or workplace and will provide you with a prioritised Health and Safety Action Plan, that can be the focus of the improvement in your Health and Safety Management System. This Audit is generally carried out annually.
This Health and Safety audit looks at how your Health and Safety system is managed and, along with looking at legal compliances, provides and in-depth view of your Health and Safety Management. The audit report provides an action plan on which to develop your Health and Safety Management system.
ISO45001 Audit – Gap Analysis and 1st and 2nd Stage Audits
Where you have a full Health and Safety management system in place, you may wish to audit specific aspects of your compliance. Our consultants can carry out a full compliance on a specific piece of legislation such as the Work at Height Regulations 2005, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, and so on. This type of audit is particularly useful in large organisations to allow Health and Safety Managers, Directors and the Senior Leadership to understand how well particular arrangements have been implemented in their organisations.
In consultation with the client we are also happy to develop specific bespoke audits to meet the needs of their particular organisation.
Health and Safety Audit Training
If you require Health and Safety audit training for your in-house Health and Safety Team, we can deliver an in-house course on your premises that is tailored to your exact requirements and needs. We will discuss your business and requirements before the training takes place and we will ensure that the course covers everything relevant to your type of work and that of your employees.
Our auditors are Health and Safety Consultants who are members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, with at least five years experience in Health and Safety auditing.
Areas of the UK can we deliver Health and Safety Audits
We have nationwide coverage for Health and Safety auditing and regularly carry out audits across the country.
Construction Health and Safety Consultants – CDM2015
Our Construction Health and Safety Consultants Consultants feel construction site safety inspections are an essential part of monitoring the construction process and ensuring safe working of contractors. Our team of health and safety consultants can either perform an advisory or policing role (dependant on client need), offer help and support to the contractor, as well as liaising with designers/consultants/enforcement officers as necessary.
Construction site safety inspections enable a client to demonstrate that they are meeting their legal duty in respect of ensuring there are effective management arrangements in place for a construction project including welfare facilities. Our construction site safety consultants will provide on-going monitoring, assessment and support for the practical application of health and safety on a project.
It is crucial to remember that construction site safety inspections should not be regarded as just a policing role, although there are times when this is appropriate. Our clients are encouraged to be seen offering help and support to the on-site contractor.
Our Construction Health and Safety Consultants have in-depth knowledge of Health and Safety issues affecting the range of construction trades from piling and civil engineering to bricklaying and electrical contractors.
Construction Health and Safety Management
Our Construction Health and Safety Management Consultants are able to provide a suite of construction health and safety management information reports that can be used to both monitor and manage health and safety performance. The reports enable the client to focus on individual areas of performance. Safety Management Services are able to produce a number of reports which reflect the Health and Safety standards on site, this is then intended to give the client a clear understanding of the health and safety management performance of their site teams and contractors. This allows clients to manage quickly and clearly the application and improvement of health and safety through all the parties involved in their site activities.
Our Construction Health and Safety Management reports enables the client to demonstrate compliance with their legal duty to check the competence and resources of the contractors they appoint on an ongoing basis.
Construction Health and Safety Consultancy
Our specialist Construction Health and Safety Consultants offer practical solutions and risk control strategies, in this high risk sector. Our advice will help with the implementation of the CDM2015 regulations.
Construction Health and Safety Consultancy services include:
Health and Safety for Small Business
Do you need a Health & Safety policy for your small business? We work with a lot of small businesses, and specialise in assisting them with their Health and Safety compliance. This is a very cost effective way to manage Health and Safety as a small business. We cover all of the UK and provide a Health and Safey support package that is tailored to your needs and meets your requirements. We can offer a level of service that is right for you and gives you the Health and Safety consultcny support you need. You will get a dedicated consultant who will support you all the way.
What does a Helath and Safety Consultancy Support package consist of?