Health & Safety Consultancy
USC’s Health and Safety Consultancy division aims to maximise the benefits to your organisation by making Health and Safety an intrinsic part of your business
Health and safety consultancy services include the provision of :
- Competent Advice
- Policies and Guidance
- Accident / Incident Investigation
- Health and Safety Assessments
- Workplace Assessments
- Specific Assessments
In order to manage your health and safety arrangements effectively you need the services of a Competent Person. This person will act as a source of advice on which you can rely.
USC can fulfill this function and provides this service to a number of clients. It is our experience when carrying out workplace inspections that arrangements for managing health and safety are normally one of the weakest areas. This is particularly true in small and medium sized businesses where often there is limited or no competent health and safety advice available.
Our Consultants can provide whatever level of competent advice you need. We will highlight what is good practice as well as offer new solutions to assist you to meet your legal obligations.
Policies and Guidance
One of the requirements for an effective Safety Management System is to have a suitable and sufficient number of written policies in place. Of these policies the most fundamental is the organisation’s Safety Policy. Other important policies include Risk Assessment, COSHH, DSE and Work Equipment.
Whatever your requirements our policies and guidance will always be written in a simple and effective style. The responsibilities of key individuals and the organisation’s health and safety arrangements will be clearly described. Our aim is always to make all safety documentation both easy to read and to understand.
The aim of any accident / incident investigation is to try and establish its root cause. The aim is to use this information to formulate policies, practices and procedures to prevent a re-occurrence.
USC can provide independent accident and incident investigations.
Our consultants are skilled in dealing with such situations in a sympathetic non confrontational manner. We aim to establish the facts and underlying causes. We refer to any existing risk assessments, training records, standard operating procedures, customs and practice as part of the investigation.
Our reports will recommend learning and action points to prevent or reduce a re-occurrence..
Health and Safety Assessments
Our aim is to work with you to provide practical tailor made solutions to meet your needs.
The Health & Safety Assessment will identify the hazards and risks to your business. A report will be produced with recommendations and an action plan for dealing with the risks identified. By implementing the report the risks to you, your staff and your organisation will be reduced.
We will systematically and critically examine your workplace and your activities to determine whether your staff and visitors are at risk.
A report identifying significant hazards and risks will be produced. Also there will be a prioritised action plan for removing or reducing these risks as much as is possible. The plan will also identify how to rectify any statutory breaches and promote best practices. In this way you can be sure so far as is reasonably practicable that you are safeguarding your business, staff and visitors.
Our consultants have extensive experience in carrying out assessments in a variety of industry sectors. Whether the assessment takes the form of an audit or an inspection, a full report with recommendations and a prioritised action plan will always be produced.
Areas you may require specialised help with could include:
- Display Screen Equipment
- Hazardous Substances
- Lone Working
- Fire Safety
- Work Equipment
- Management of Contractors
- Maintenance Activities
- Manual Handling
- Laboratory Safety
- Construction Safety
- First Aid
- Travel on Business