You cannot ignore Health & Safety.
But do you have the time to be your own Health & Safety consultant?
And even if you do, are you fully qualified to keep up to date with all Health & safety legislative changes.
Whether it’s something such as a:
- Health & Safety policy
- Fire Risk Assessment
- General Risk Assesment
- Health & Safety inspections or
- Health & safety handbook
Keeping your organisation compliant is simply not a tick box exercise.
Health & Safety legislation and regulations are complex and ever-changing.
It’s important that you are keeping your staff, clients and visitors safe. The repercussions of not being compliant mean fines, prison and damage to your reputation.
In the UK last year there were 609,000 accidents and 144 fatalities in the workplace. As a result, businesses were issued £69.9million in fines.
This isn’t just confined to organisations where you expect Health & Safety to be a priority – did you know office workers are twice as likely to suffer a disabling injury from a fall than non-office workers.
Can you afford that?
Therefore, let Ellis Whittam keep you compliant so you can keep your organisation flourishing.
Expert Health & Safety Consultants
Ellis Whittam Health & Safety consultants are the experts you need.
First of all, as a minimum expectation, our consultants have to have either completed their NEBOSH qualification or be a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH). This grading comes from IOSH – the industry leader for Health & Safety professionals.
If they are not CMIOSH qualified they will need to be GRAD IOSH with an Initial Professional Development (IPD) to become CMIOSH qualified.
Added to this, our consultants need to demonstrate that they have real boots on the ground, proven experience of managing Health & Safety.
As a result, if they don’t meet our high expectations, they won’t meet yours.
Your Health & Safety
It’s not just about being qualified that counts. It’s about having consultants who know and understand your sector and your needs.
Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety consultants have wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of sectors including charities, education, manufacturing, care and many more.
Support from a Health & Safety Consultant
Ellis Whittam’s professional consultants get to know all about your organisation, what makes you tick.
They meet you at your site or sites and assess thoroughly what level of risk you are. From this they will:
- Review your policies, procedures and working practices to establish where you fall short of your legal obligations.
- Prepare a Health & Safety policy and handbook tailored to your organisation
- Provide a Prioritised Safety Action Plan
- Revisit your premise/s to keep you up to date.
Therefore, a Health & Safety consultant from Ellis Whittam does everything that needs to be done in order to meet your statutory obligations.
If your consultant is not available (they might be supporting another organisation) we have office based Health & safety consultants who will be able to answer any question you might have.
Fixed Fee Cost
All of this is for a fixed fee which means you have the freedom of knowing how much you will spend to keep you up to speed with Health & safety,.
Added to this our Legal Expenses Insurance ensures that should the worse happen, you are covered.
But we are so confident in how we will support you and that the worst will not happen, we will go as far as to act as your legally required ‘Competent Person’. Does your current Health & Safety Consultant say the same?
We are delighted to introduce Ellis Whittam’s compliance centre. This is a new online Health & Safety management tool. This means that you can understand, at any moment, where your organisation is with Health & Safety. So, if the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) were to enter your premises, you can demonstrate that you have taken proactive decisions to mitigate your risk.
Get Support Now
Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety consultants are best placed to keep your organisation on the right side of the law!
Contact us now to get support.