Outsourcing health and safety to Ellis Whittam means an efficient, productive and legally-compliant workplace.

It can be a challenge for business owners to keep up with health and safety requirements as well as their day-to-day activities.

Quality Health & Safety advice and expert legal insight is essential in achieving compliance – which is why outsourcing to a Health & Safety company like Ellis Whittam is such a good idea.

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The cost of poor Health and Safety

Health and safety can be specific and complex – and the consequences of negligence can be costly.

If a member of staff is injured because your workplace is unsafe, you could be hit by legal fees and costly compensation. The average fine for health and safety prosecutions can be tens of thousands, which can severely impact your bottom line.

As well as the financial risks, your existing staff could lose trust and confidence, which may negatively affect your retention rate and compromise your ability to attract new talent.

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Total fines for health and safety offences in 2017/18

Why businesses struggle with compliance

Many business owners and managers are unaware of how specific health and safety legislation can be. There’s a lot of knowledge to collect and boxes to tick.

It’s also easy for business owners to assume they’re already compliant and their environment is safe while things are running smoothly. Yet, incidents are more common than they realise, and managers should focus on prevention.

According to Health and Safety Executive statistics (2017/18):

  • 30.7 million working days were lost to workplace injuries and illness;
  • 1.4 million people suffered from work-related ill health;
  • Industries with the most injuries: agriculture, construction, transport, food services, public administration, and retail; and
  • Industries with the highest rates of ill health: social work, agriculture, public administration, and education.

Why outsource health and safety?

As an employer, health and safety compliance is your responsibility. You need to be able to:

  • Identify potential hazards;
  • Provide staff with training, welfare, and information;
  • Complete a thorough risk assessment;
  • Keep up with legislation as it changes; and
  • Plan for different scenarios and potential hazards.
Working days lost to workplace injuries and illness

Health & Safety Software

Outsourcing your health and safety also gives you access to Ellis Whittam’s award-winning Health & Safety Software, which 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.

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 professional 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, which all organisations must have access to by law in order to meet the requirements of health and safety legislation.

Each environment has different requirements

An industrial setting with heavy machinery will have different needs to a small office, so reading generic online advice could be confusing and unhelpful.

Outsourced health and safety advice focuses on genuinely useful commercial support.

Outsourced Health & Safety is reliable and cost-effective

With fixed fees and professional advisors, we’re a Health & Safety partner you can put your trust in. Our full service includes everything you’ll need to stay compliant, including:

  • Onsite health and safety support;
  • Safety management systems and software;
  • Health & Safety audits;
  • Training;
  • Policies and documents; and
  • Risk assessment.

Contact us to discuss your health and safety needs and find out how we can help.

Director of Health & Safety Services

Nick Wilson

Health and safety should be a priority for any business but ensuring compliance can often feel like a daunting task. We’re here to help you turn complex regulations into sensible, proportionate controls.

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