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If you’re worried about breaking health and safety law and putting employees and members of the public at risk, receiving support from a professional Health & Safety Consultant can provide peace of mind.

Whatever the nature and size of your business, and whatever level of risk your activities pose, leaning on a professional will allow you to confidently fulfil your legal duties and ultimately save valuable time and money.

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What is a Health & Safety Consultant?

Health & Safety Consultants are experienced professionals who use their knowledge, skills and experience to:

  • Promote a positive health and safety culture across an organisation;
  • Develop solutions to health and safety problems;
  • Ensure workplace risks are well controlled; and
  • Ensure the organisation is compliant with all relevant safety standards.

Organisations may employ an in-house person to take on this role, or they may choose to outsource their health and safety needs to an external Health & Safety Consultant. Not all organisations will have the resource to manage health and safety internally; however, by law, all organisations must have access to competent persons to help them to meet the requirements of health and safety legislation.

As such, organisations across the UK are recognising the value of fixed-fee Health & Safety support, which gives you access to expertise whenever you need it, without worrying about hourly rates or the significant outlay involved in employing an in-house member of staff.

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Who we are

Ellis Whittam is one of the UK’s leading providers of fixed-fee Health & Safety services. Established in 2004, we have built a national reputation for providing a bespoke, high-quality service at a fair and fixed price.

Our network of qualified Health & Safety Consultants have over 350 years’ combined experience of keeping clients safe and we have recently become to be the first Health & Safety consultancy to achieve assured advice status from a Primary Authority.

What we do

At Ellis Whittam, we provide practical, hands-on safety support to thousands of employers across the UK and have vast experience in a diverse range of sectors.

We use our expertise to help employers create safe working environments, ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and safeguard against financial and reputational risk. As part of our tailored service, each of our clients benefit from access to a named Health & Safety Consultant, who will get to know your organisation, the particular challenges you face and your specific objectives so that they can implement a safety management system that works for you.

Our aim is to help you to:

  • Simplify complex health and safety legislation
  • Find workable solutions to health and safety challenges
  • Reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, fatalities and prosecution
  • Minimise the amount of time spent dealing with health and safety issues
  • Demonstrate your compliance to the health and safety regulator
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We reduce the cost of any fine imposed by more than 85%

Our unique approach combines a personalised, high-quality service with complete cost certainty. We are therefore a smart, value-for-money alternative to self-employed health and safety consultants who charge by the hour, and offer a level of expertise that your in-house responsible person may lack. Think of us an an extension of your team you can call on at any time.

More than just good advice

At Ellis Whittam, we don’t just advise – we give you the tools you need to approach health and safety management tasks confidently on a day-to-day basis. 

Provided as part of our core Health & Safety service, our award-winning Health & Safety Software allows you to dynamically manage risk in-house through one easy-to-use dashboard. Here, you can conduct risk assessments, assign tasks, monitor your risk status in real time across multiple sites, and see what needs to be done to keep your business compliant.

One of your legally-required competent persons

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 & Safety Consultant 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 one of your legally-required competent persons.

What makes us different

Qualified Consultant

Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety Consultants are the experts you need.  We’re confident that you won’t find better qualified consultants to help keep your business compliant. We aim to have all of 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 and 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.

Industry Experience

Ellis Whittam’s Health & Safety Consultants have a specialist knowledge and hands-on experience of supporting clients across multiple sectors, including education, manufacturing, retail, professional services, the third sector and many more. Based on this sector expertise and depth of experience, we are a trusted partner of many industry, sector and trade associations, including: The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO).

Nationwide Coverage

Our qualified Health & Safety Consultants are based throughout the UK and can support you by: Reviewing your policies, procedures and working practices to establish any areas where you fall short of your legal obligations. Providing a Prioritised Safety Action Plan that outlines everything that needs to be done in order to become fully compliant. Preparing a Health & Safety Policy and Health & Safety Handbook tailored to your organisation. Conducting on-site visits throughout the year to keep you up to date. Wherever you’re based, if you’re looking for a Health & Safety Consultant near you who will provide honest, straightforward advice and practical guidance on the specific challenges you face, we’re here to help.

Fixed Fees

Yes. Nobody wants to worry about the cost involved in picking up the phone whenever a problem arises. That’s why a fixed-fee service is the perfect solution to your health and safety needs. This means that you have unlimited access to support at the end of the phone, and costs won’t increase no matter how many times you need us. This complete cost certainty will enable you to manage your budgets and cash flow more effectively and gives you full transparency as to how much your business is spending on compliance. In addition to our fixed fees, we also offer independent Legal Expenses Insurance to protect your business against the cost of Fee for Intervention (FFI) charges and prosecution.

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Why choose us?

We have the expertise to help you simplify complex health and safety legislation, find workable solutions to health and safety challenges, and protect your organisation from the rising cost of non-compliance.

  • Approved by a Primary Authority
  • Dedicated specialists with recognised qualifications
  • Genuine hands-on experience of managing risk
  • Cost certainty with our unlimited, fixed-fee model
  • The confidence to act as one of your competent persons

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