Health and Safety Consultancy Services
A Competent Person support package that helps you win contracts. We are a Professional Health and Safety Consultant.
Why do I have to?
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 state:
Every employer shall appoint one or more competent persons to assist him in undertaking the measures he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed upon him by or under the relevant statutory provisions and by Part II of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997.
We would be delighted to be your Health and Safety Consultant and assist you in keeping to the ever-changing regulations.
What do I get?
As a Professional Health and Safety Consultant, we never just provide our name for documents without meeting and reviewing your company. There are serious liability issues regarding this role and we want to be sure we are dealing with a safety conscience firm.
Our Health and Safety Consultant work helps customers to win business. The more they win the better for us too. Therefore, we have put together a comprehensive Consultant package which works. The Consultant package is as follows:
- We will act as your appointed competent person
- Review and update existing Health, Safety and Environmental policy documents
- Review existing method statements and risk assessments
- Provide help with how to complete tendering questionnaires
- Review training certificates and training matrices usually required for tendering purposes
- Monthly review meetings
- Advice on the phone when you need it
How much does it cost to employ DBC Solutions as my competent person?
Please Call Us for a competitive quote. Hiring a Health and Safety Consultant costs less than you think.
More and more installers are being asked by their clients to produce a method statement as part of their Health and Safety policy or for larger projects, under the CDM Regulations. This is where a Health and Safety Consultant comes in. A consultant produces a Method Statement which is a document detailing how a particular process will be carried out. It should detail the possible dangers/risks associated with your particular part of the project and the methods of control to be established, to show how the work will be managed safely.
As your consultant, DBC Solutions will analyse your working processes and produce bespoke method statements to reduce the risks involved. We will consult you and guide you through changes that will comply with the needs of your clients and the CDM regulations.
Every employer is under a statutory duty to arrange for a “competent person” to assess all risks arising at the workplace, or created by work activities. Some risks are of a general nature, but others will need to be considered against more specialised legislation. This is when you need a Health and Safety Consultant.Every employer is under a statutory duty to arrange for a “competent person” to assess all risks arising at the workplace, or created by work activities. Some risks are of a general nature, but others will need to be considered against more specialised legislation. This is when you need a Health and Safety Consultant.
Where assessments are needed
The more common subjects that give rise to an assessment duty are:
For General risks (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations)
Where exposure to substances may cause damage to health ?(Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
At workstations where VDUs are used ?(Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations)
Where hazardous lifting or carrying tasks are undertaken ?(Manual Handling Operations Regulations)
In noisy environments which could cause damage to hearing ?(Noise at Work Regulations)
Fire safety ?The fire risk assessment should consider the means of raising the alarm, arrangements for safe evacuation, fire safety equipment and signage.
Other specific requirements for assessments include: selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and assessing the presence, type and location of asbestos.
How we can help
We can arrange for a qualified safety practitioner to carry out risk assessments on your behalf. Our assessment may take the form of a general risk review, or may involve a more detailed analysis of a specific hazard.
Review and re-assessment
All assessments must be reviewed from time to time; to ensure that they remain valid we carry out periodical reviews on your behalf.
Health and Safety Policy
Why a written safety policy?
Under s.2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 any employer who has five or more employees must produce a written safety policy. The policy must be signed by the senior executive and dated. As it is intended as a living document, it must be reviewed on a regular basis, and revised to account for any changes in the law or in working procedures.
Even where a policy statement in not required by law, smaller organisations are increasingly being required by clients or prospective clients to produce a statement of intent for health and safety, as they require all partners in their business to demonstrate that they operate safely.
Constructing a Safety Policy
A well constructed health and safety policy sets the direction for the organisation by demonstrating senior management commitment, setting health and safety in context with the other business objectives and making a commitment to continuous improvement of health and safety performance.
The document should identify key responsibilities for health and safety within the organisation for both managers and staff, and identify the Director or key Senior Manager with overall responsibility for formulating and implementing the policy.
The general arrangements for health and safety within the organisation should be outlined in the policy.
Dependent upon the type of organisation and the risks involved, the policy may need to be supplemented by more detailed arrangements, often provided in manual or handbook format.
How can DBC Solutions help?
Our consultants have built up a wealth of experience working with organisations to design and implement effective health and safety policies and procedures.
We can help you with policies in a number of ways:
- Identification of policies needed
- Writing of bespoke policies for your organisation
- Designing and delivering training in support of policies
- Auditing against adherence company policies
- Reviewing existing policies
Health and Safety Inspections
It is essential that health and safety inspections are undertaken to ensure that potential hazards are controlled and that employees and others are not at risk. Inspections should be carried out regularly by a Qualified Health and Safety Consultant.
At DBC Solutions, we can carry out full health and safety inspections at one or all of your premises. The safety inspections would cover all the physical parts of the premises, as well as documentation on-site.
Full reports are produced that detail:
- Observations made and hazards identified
- Level of risk (High, Medium or Low)
- Any recommendations necessary to ensure ongoing legal compliance
Health and Safety Consultant inspections of construction sites are also essential and can be combined with toolbox talks, which can provide additional evidence that an employer is fulfilling their legal obligations to provide adequate health and safety information and training to employees and subcontractors.
The reports for the safety inspections can be submitted electronically. However, handwritten reports can be issued on site if required. Inspections can also be covered as part of our competent person support contracts.
DBC Solutions Ltd is a professional Health and Safety Consultant. We can help you with any aspect of Health and Safety Compliance, so Contact Us for a quotation.