Do you need a Competent Safety Advisor?

Health and safety is important to everyone and must be managed. Every business in the UK is required by law to ensure that they have a Competent safety advisor to give them advice in helping them complete the following steps to manage health and safety in the workplace:

  • Create a written policy stating their commitment to health and safety.
  • Set out the organisation detailing how they will manage for managing health and safety.
  • Perform risk assessments and document the findings.
  • Train their workers to a sufficient level where they can perform safely.
  • Have access to competent health and safety advice.
  • Have health and safety documentation which details all workplace health and safety arrangements.

There are some exemptions for businesses with under 5 employees, but we can guide you through these.

Not only must these tasks be completed to a high standard to protect your employees, but they must also be compliant with current health and safety legal guidelines. Failure to comply with legislation may lead to criminal prosecution and subsequent prison sentences as well as unlimited fines, not to mention the damage to the reputation of your business.

This is where Osprey Solent can help your organisation. Our health and safety consultancy services are relied upon by hundreds of companies across the United Kingdom. We use our experience and knowledge of the industry to provide our clients with the very best services applicable to their business.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

(The Management Regulations) generally make more explicit what employers are required to do to manage health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974.
Like the Act, they apply to every work activity. One of the main requirements under the regulations is for employers to ensure that they have access to competent health and safety advice. This is where one of Osprey Solent’s packages can help you.

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Why Use Health & Safety Consultants?

Regardless of the industry you are in, if you have 5 or more employees you must be fully compliant with a documented health and safety policy. There is a lot to consider and the consequences of getting it wrong are severe. Attempting to juggle this responsibility alongside day to day work can easily become too much to manage. That’s why many companies turn to external consultants for health and safety management.

Osprey Solent can help ease the pressure of discharging your health and safety duties, giving you more time to take care of what’s important to you and your business by working with you to develop a bespoke plan. We can help secure accreditation for your organisation; conduct investigations when problems occur and efficiently support the everyday management of health and safety.

What Does a Health & Safety Consultant Do?

Employers have a legal responsibility to provide a safe place of work for their employees and others. They also have a duty to protect the environment and the public who come into contact with their business activities. Because of the increasing number of requirements which must be adhered to, it can become difficult to ensure they are met alongside your normal working activities.

This is where a health and safety consultant like Osprey Solent can assist you. We are able to use our experience to tailor our knowledge to the individual needs of your business. Ensuring you are compliant with the latest legislation and providing your employees with a safe place to work.

The tasks Osprey Solent will complete for you, as your health and safety consultant, include; performing risk assessments, writing health and safety policy documents, performing site inspections, identifying training requirements for workers and investigating any incidents involving your employees or organisation. All of this is supported by regular feedback and reports to keep you up to date.

Depending on your industry, there may be additional issues which need to be addressed to ensure your workplace is compliant. This can involve dealing with the disposal of harmful waste materials, carrying out assessments for working in high-risk environments and ensuring safe systems of work were heavy machinery is used.

These additional issues will be identified by an experienced consultant where the needs of your organisation will be established.

How Can Osprey Solent Services Help You?

We can provide a wide range of consultancy services to suit what you do at a fraction of the cost of a full time health and safety officer as part of our Membership programme. Our team can cover sickness or holiday absence of you own people, or simply help out when the workload is just too much.

We have a common sense approach to supporting our clients and fully appreciate that we are here to add value to your business. We are your safety department and helping to protect your employees ensures success is no accident.

Basic
Membership

Our Basic Membership package is ideally suited for employers who employ less than 5 employees.

What’s included:

  • Certificate of Membership
  • Authorisation to use Osprey Solent on Tenders and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires as your “Competent Advisor”
  • Initial Health and Safety Review to establish a baseline of how well you are complying with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Unlimited advice via advice line & email answering your health & safety queries between the hours of 9.00 – 5.30 Mon – Fri.
  • Regular Email updates on guidance, legislation and industry best practice

 

 

 

 

 

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Standard Membership

Our Standard Membership package is ideally suited for employers who employ between 5 – 20 employees.

What’s included:

  • Certificate of Membership
  • Authorisation to use Osprey Solent on Tenders and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires as your “Competent Advisor”
  • Initial Health and Safety Review to establish a baseline of how well you are complying with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Bespoke Health and Safety Policy produced detailing staff roles and responsibilities and necessary arrangements. Updated on a regular basis
  • Preparation of Generic Risk Assessments. (Up to 10 included)
  • Unlimited advice via advice line & email answering your health & safety queries between the hours of 9.00 – 5.30 Mon – Fri.
  • Regular Email updates on guidance, legislation and industry best practice

 

 

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Premium Membership

Our Premium Membership package is ideally suited for employers who employ over 20 employees.

What’s included:

  • Certificate of Membership
  • Authorisation to use Osprey Solent on Tenders and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires as your “Competent Advisor”
  • Initial Health and Safety Review to establish a baseline of how well you are complying with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Bespoke Health and Safety Policy produced detailing staff roles and responsibilities and necessary arrangements. Updated on a regular basis
  • Preparation of Generic Risk Assessments. (Up to 20 included)
  • Unlimited advice via advice line & email answering your health & safety queries between the hours of 9.00 – 5.30 Mon – Fri.
  • Regular Email updates on guidance, legislation and industry best practice
  • Assist with tender and pre-qualification questionnaires (maximum of 1 per month, over that on a time charged basis)

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Conditions of Membership

Membership should not be for the sake of it. It is intended as a pro-active approach toward improving your company’s safety culture year after year. Our good name and offer of support is intended to give comfort to your management, employees and clients alike.

We reserve the right to expel members who abuse our good name, which we offer in all good faith, or who demonstrate a lack of care in their attention to Health and Safety.

Our Competent Safety Advisor Service membership packages mean you can keep your overheads down by not employing a full-­time member of staff to deal solely with health and safety issues but have that reassurance of being able to ask for all the professional help and advice you need.

This service gives you the control over the level of support that is right for your business for a monthly fee giving you control over your budgets being able to plan costs for year – knowing that support and advice is only a “telephone call away”.

Attention business owners who want to comply with the law!

Get Protected from the vast array of Health and Safety Regulations without the expensive overhead of a Full-Time Employee!

Get more information on how you can protect your business with Osprey Solent and our Competent health and safety consultants.