Health & Safety
When it comes to safe working practices, the consequences of falling short can be devastating. Not only is your reputation at stake, but with rising fines, greater scrutiny from the regulator, and directors being jailed, adopting a pro-active approach to health and safety management has never been more important.
By enlisting support from Ellis Whittam, you can rest easy knowing that your compliance is being taken care of by a professionally-qualified Health & Safety Consultant with a wealth of hands-on risk management experience.
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Dedicated consultant support, policy creation, award-winning software and more. Our fixed-fee Health & Safety service gives you everything you need to operate safely and compliantly.
Keen to upskill in essential health and safety topics? We can deliver IOSH-accredited training for workers, managers and directors to boost knowledge, competence and awareness.
95% Client satisfaction rate - 97% Client retention rate
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Why choose us?
If you’re not confident in your current practices, or don’t have professional support in place, our network of qualified Health & Safety Consultants can help you to build a safe and compliant working environment through expert support tailored to your organisation.
- Approved by a Primary Authority
- Dedicated specialists with recognised qualifications
- Genuine hands-on experience of managing risk
- Unlimited 24/7 advice, award-winning software and policy support
- The confidence to act as one of your competent persons
Who you'll be working with
“I’ve taken Ellis Whittam into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
Debbie Jamieson, People Director
“We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Richard Berry, Group HR Director
Bluestone National Park Resort
“What we recognised in Ellis Whittam is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Debbie Rainbow, Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety
“As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. Ellis Whittam is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Joanne Beaver, Operations Director
“We have found Ellis Whittam to be responsive and aligned with our business in terms of our processes and expectations. Their pragmatic approach has proven to be a great fit – nobody wants to be fighting their adviser on basic employment decisions.”
Jonathan Green, COO
“Ellis Whittam supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Lisa Best, Head of Service Delivery
Better with EW
We’re known for the quality and effectiveness of our service – a reputation we’ve built through delivering on our promises and working with our clients to achieve their commercial objectives.
Our Health & Safety Team has over 350 years’ combined experience of supporting organisations with their compliance, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.
Our advice, support and safety management systems can reduce the risk of prosecution by 50% and cut the cost of any fine imposed by more than 85%.
All of our consultants are professionally qualified to a minimum level of NEBOSH level, and 95% have achieved Grad IOSH membership status or higher.
Saving on training
Our online Health & Safety training reduces the risk of accidents and saves approximately 80% on the cost of classroom training.
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