A Health & Safety Consultancy that gives you peace of mind

Ellis Whittam’s full Health & Safety service ensures that our consultants deliver peace of mind to employers across the UK. 

We provide the highest level of Health & Safety Consultants, all of whom are chartered or qualified. With national coverage and proven health and safety experience, you can rest assured that we have dealt with the majority of sector specific issues. 

At Ellis Whittam, we provide you with market leading software so that you can manage issues across multiple sites in a timely manner providing you with a real-time risk status on your business. This means that if the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) or any other regulatory body were to visit your premises, you can rest assured that you have managed health and safety appropriately.

The combination of these unique components ensures our consultants are able to support you with:

  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • General Risk Assessment
  • Health & Safety Inspections
  • Health & Safety Handbook

Day in the life of an Ellis Whittam safety consultant

Take a look at the type of activities, Oliver Williams, Regional Health & Safety Manager at Ellis Whittam does on a day-to-day basis to provide peace of mind to our clients.

With Ellis Whittam’s health and safety advice we’ve helped over 5,000 organisations become fully compliant with health and safety regulations. If you are looking for peace of mind, arrange your free consultation now. 

Did you know that Ellis Whittam's Health & Safety advice is assured by a Primary Authority?

Your legally-required competent person

By outsourcing your health and safety management to Ellis Whittam, you can rest easy knowing that your compliance is being taken care of by an experienced health and safety consultatns with a minimum of Grad IOSH status. In fact, we’re so confident in our ability to manage your compliance that we’ll even act as your competent person, which all organisations must have access to by law in order to meet the requirements of health and safety legislation.

Health & Safety Consultancy Software

As part of our core Health & Safety service, our Health & Safety Software will revolutionise your approach to auditing.

Use the power of this intuitive tool to integrate with your organisation and pull your data into one risk status indicator. 

Compliance at the click of a button.

What sets Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety Consultants apart?

Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety Consultants are the experts you need.  Logo of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 

You will not find better qualified consultants to help keep you compliant.

We aim to have all our consultants achieve Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), one of the highest membership grades.

IOSH is the industry leader for Health & Safety professionals and the major professional body for health and safety practitioners. Consultants with particular specialisations may also hold memberships with other relevant professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

These professional memberships require a high standard of knowledge, experience and professional conduct.

If they don’t meet your high expectations, they won’t meet ours.

“What made up our minds was their thoroughness, their hands-on approach and the fact that they have so much belief in their own quality of service that they act as our Competent Person.”
General Manager, Danubius Hotel


Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety Consultants have a wide range of knowledge and deep understanding of multiple sectors such as charities, education, manufacturing, care and many more.

We partner with many industry, sector and trade organisations. This shows how well equipped our health and safety experts are to handle any query that comes their way. 

We work in partnership with:

  • British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)
  • The National Pharmacy Association (NPA)
  • National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)
  • Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)

“We have benefited from the wealth of experience that Ellis Whittam have in providing constructive health and safety guidance.”
Head of Premises and Estate, Multi-Academy Trust

Our nationwide coverage of Health & Safety Consultants from Ellis Whittam support you by:

  • Reviewing your policies, procedures and working practices to establish where you fall short of your legal obligations.
  • Preparing a tailored Health & Safety policy and handbook for your organisation.
  • Providing a Prioritised Safety Action Plan that lists everything that needs to be done in order to meet your statutory obligations.
  • Revisiting your premise/s to keep you up to date.

So, if you’re looking for a health and safety consultant near you, then look no further than Ellis Whittam.

“We are so pleased with the support that we receive from our dedicated Health & Safety consultant…The service is comprehensive and hands-on.”
Chief Executive, English Rural Housing Association

Imagine not having to worry about picking up the phone when you have a problem. This is what you get with a fixed fee service from Ellis Whittam.

This means that no matter how many times you come to us, you won’t get any unexpected bills. Therefore, you can manage your budgets and cash flow more effectively.

This means you have the freedom of knowing how much you will spend to keep compliant with Health & Safety regulations.

In addition to our predictable costs, we also offer Legal Expenses Insurance ensuring peace of mind.

“The fixed fee approach means that we never have to worry about additional costs or whether to make that call…I would wholly recommend Ellis Whittam”
Finance & Operations Manager, Fleet Alliance.

A Guide to Health and Safety Consultants

What makes them ‘competent person’?

The meaning of competent person can be found in Regulation 7 of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The law states that “Every employer shall, subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), 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.”

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Never needed a consultant, why now?

Following the introduction of tougher sentencing guidelines in 2016, fines have increased 450%. Coupled with an increase in Fee For Intervention, the financial penalties mean that not be compliant can be very costly.

With a Health and Safety Consultant from Ellis Whittam they will ensure that with your risk fully assessed, our Legal Expenses Insurance will keep you protected.