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Facilities & Estates

Our health and safety experts can help facilities and estates managers control their health and safety risks more efficiently and effectively.

For residential, commercial and NHS properties, effective health and safety management is critical.  We are able to support you as we have been involved in a wide range of very different estates and facilities management projects in the past.

We fully understand that when you are busy running your estate, you may not have the time to conduct effective health and safety risk assessments or know how to identify potential hazards.  This is why our team of hugely experienced Chartered Health and Safety Practitioners are on hand to provide the specific advice and guidance you need.

This is where we can help.

Whether you are responsible for an NHS hospital or a portfolio of commercial or residential properties across multiple sites, you could find yourself having to deal with a broad range of health and safety issues.  You may need to address fire safety, asbestos management, water or electrical safety or simply stay on top of the general maintenance of your facilities.

These issues could potentially cause incidents that could impact on the wellbeing of your tenants, visitors or residents.  If they are not dealt with effectively, they could lead to you failing external audits or worse, having to defend yourself against civil claims or even prosecution from your Local Authority.

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Our team will assess all of the sites you are responsible for.  They will then identify any potential risks then set out a clear, straightforward plan that will cover the actions you will need to take.  They will also prioritise them so that implementing your plan is as easy as possible.

If you need ongoing Health & Safety advice and support, we are able to act as your ‘competent person’ as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Also, given the sheer scale of the threat posed by COVID-19, we can provide the advice you need to ensure your facility continues to meet the latest government guidelines in managing the virus.

We can help you with:

  • Risk assessments
  • Compliance and assurance audits
  • Reviewing and updating your current policies and procedures
  • Advice on managing the demands of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Ensuring you meet all of the current COVID-19 guidelines
  • Undertaking comprehensive workplace inspections
  • Ensuring you are compliant in the way you manage your electricity, gas and water supplies
  • Identifying and managing the presence of asbestos
  • Conducting fire risk assessments
  • Assessing the way you manage handling and storing chemicals and other hazardous substances (COSHH)
  • Providing more specific advice on how to manage stress, lone working, violence at work, manual handling, managing contractors and grounds maintenance
  • Providing health and safety training for staff at all levels

Working with our health and safety experts will give you, as a facility or estates manager, total peace of mind.  You can rest assured you are fully compliant with the relevant health and safety at work legislation.

What should you do next?

If you have any health and safety questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with our team, please contact us davidpaveley@pragmaandassociates.co.uk and we can set up a meeting or call free of charge.

If you would like one of our team to carry out an on-site assessment, please call us on 01302 499 050.

If you would like us to complete a risk assessment or a compliance/assurance audit plan for your facility, please email davidpaveley@pragmaandassociates.co.uk today.