In need of some hands-on Health & Safety support for your organisation?

Whether you’re a new business looking to ensure you have suitable processes and procedures in place from day one, or an established business looking for some additional support with your compliance, our Manchester Health & Safety Consultants will provide straightforward guidance to help you understand and fulfil your legal duties.

Local support from an industry specialist

Headquartered in the North West with local consultants across Greater Manchester, Ellis Whittam supports the region’s diverse economy by reducing the risks associated with health and safety breaches and enabling employers to operate compliantly and without distraction.

Our consultants have specialist expertise across Manchester’s major industries, including its thriving manufacturing industry, buzzing financial and professional services industry, and the country’s fastest growing creative industry outside of London. We also have a wealth of expertise supporting schools, retail and hospitality businesses, medical practices and charities and have an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges employers in each of these sectors face.

Whatever your size and whatever it is you do, our unlimited-use, fixed-fee service is a complete solution to your health and safety management pressures.

A commercially-savvy extension of your team

Because no two businesses are the same, we assign named Health & Safety Consultants, who will support you in much the same way an in-house member of staff would – without the expense.

All of our consultants:

  • Are professionally qualified, with strong commercial acumen;
  • Have extensive practical experience in supporting businesses with their compliance;
  • Have the knowledge and technical ability to help you develop sensible solutions that work for you;
  • Work to strict service key performance indicators to guarantee brilliant service.

Got multiple sites across the country? Your lead consultant will oversee all work conducted by our nationwide team of consultants to ensure consistency in approach.

Our aim is to help you to operate with complete confidence and comply with the law, while still achieving your commercial objectives. With a trusted expert on the other end of the phone for practical guidance whenever you need it, you can free up time, eliminate health and safety guesswork, and safeguard your business against the risk of fines and prosecution.

Get full confidence in your compliance

Whatever stage your business is at and whatever you currently have in place, we’ll work with you to get you where you need to be. Your named consultant will support you by:

Acting as your legally-required competent person.
Conducting an on-site General Risk Assessment to identify any areas of non-compliance.
Providing an electronic report that includes a prioritised action plan together with practical advice to remedy shortfalls.
Creating a bespoke Health & Safety Policy to provide a firm foundation for effective health and safety management.
Producing a Health & Safety Handbook to ensure staff understand their responsibilities and encourage strong health and safety performance.
Preparing important policies and procedures in line with specific legislation covering manual handling, lone working, DSE use, etc., plus safe systems of work and method statements.
Assisting with accident and incident investigation to prevent recurrence, ensuring any remedial measures are necessary and proportionate.
Working closely with you in the event of a serious incident that attracts regulatory interest and/or enforcement action to protect your best interests.
Helping you to understand, comply with and keep up to date with all relevant legislation.

We're the full package

At Ellis Whittam, we’re about more than just good advice; we also give you the tools you need to approach health and safety tasks with confidence and create a strong health and safety culture.

Our one-on-one consultant support is backed up by our online portal, MyEW, which provides seamless access to all your health and safety information, guidance notes, template risk assessments and checklists to take the hassle out of managing your responsibilities.

It is also home to our award-winning, Health & Safety Software, a cloud-based, easy-to-use platform that allows you to manage actions arising from your General Risk Assessment and Fire Risk Assessment, develop your own risk assessments, conduct workplace inspections, and record and investigate accidents. It also includes a repository for all of your important health and safety documentation, including your Health & Safety Policy and Health & Safety Handbook.

Why choose EW

When looking for outsourced health and safety support for your business, you may be weighing up the options of a large fixed-fee provider versus a local independent consultant.

Fixed-fee providers have the advantage of an abundance of consultants, but this often leads to generic advice and an impersonal service that doesn’t really meet your needs.

Independent consultants will likely offer a more individualised, better-quality service, but aren’t big enough to offer the security that support is always available when you need it.

With Ellis Whittam, you get the best of both worlds –  we’re bespoke enough to provide tailored, high-quality advice, and established enough to give you confidence in our ability to support you.

With us, you get:

  • A dedicated point of contact with professional qualifications and sector expertise, who you can call upon at any time;
  • Complete cost transparency and the reassurance that our fees won’t change no matter how many times you need us;
  • Reassurance that our processes, procedures and content have been rigorously reviewed, approved and signed off by a Primary Authority; and
  • An all-round better level of support from a competent person, as opposed to the ‘competent advisers’ offered by other providers.

Plus, because our advice is backed up by independent Legal Expenses Insurance, you have peace of mind that you’re covered in the event of Fee for Intervention charges and health and safety prosecutions.

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Ellis Whittam has built a national reputation for providing a bespoke, high-quality service at a fair and fixed price.

If you’re looking to reduce risk, gain confidence that your processes and environment are compliant, and reduce time spent on day-to-day health and safety issues, our Manchester-based Health & Safety Consultants can provide personalised outsourced support.

To talk through your needs, call 0345 226 8393.