What We Do

Health & Safety Management

We aim to make Health and Safety management simple, clear and effective.

Our experts will ensure that you meet all of your legal obligations and help to protect you from possible claims, prosecution and damage to your reputation.

We will give you peace of mind with the minimum of fuss, so that you can focus on running your business, confident in the knowledge that your employees are as safe as possible.

Our experience allows us to find pragmatic solutions that enable you to work safely, rather than simply telling you what you cannot do.

We are confident in the quality of our service and do not believe in holding our clients to lengthy contracts.  We will provide you with a bespoke proposal and only charge you for the work that we do.

We will work with you to find the best way to make sure your business continues to thrive, whilst remaining as safe as practicable.

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Our services include:

  • Acting as your legally required ‘Competent Person’ for Health and Safety
  • Gap analysis (particularly against the OHSAS Standard 18001/45001)
  • Risk assessments
  • Health and Safety audits
  • Preparation and implementation of Health and Safety Action Plans (HASAPs)
  • Health and Safety checklists
  • Board level reporting
  • Bespoke health and safety training designed to meet your exact requirements
  • Access to our comprehensive library of guides, checklists and templates
  • Ongoing visits to measure change
  • Unlimited telephone and email support
  • Accident investigation, including liaison with the enforcing authorities
  • Assistance in the event of prosecution
  • Support with CHAS or similar applications

In many cases our conversation will begin because you have a problem to resolve.  Someone may have become ill or been injured or even killed at work.  You may be facing prosecution from the HSE or your Local Authority.  You may need to demonstrate your approach to health and safety management to reassure stakeholders or to win a tender.  Or it may simply be that you have your own concerns about your premises or the safety of your employees.

Whatever has brought health and safety management to the top of your ‘to do’ list, we would be happy to have a ‘no obligation’ conversation to see how we may be able to help.  We find that very often, the first step is to produce a Health and Safety Action Plan (HASAP) for you, so you can:

  1. Understand where you are now and identify what you do well as well as what may need to be improved
  2. Identify the significant risks that affect your business
  3. Know how to manage and control those risks effectively
  4. Understand where you want to be
  5. Have a clear, realistic and manageable plan to get from where you are to where you want to be

This is where we can help.

We offer a comprehensive range of bespoke consultancy services that you can combine in the way that provides you with exactly the solution you need.  We will then be on hand to do everything we can to make implementing and adopting your solution as quick and easy as possible.

You are required by law to appoint a ‘Competent Person’ to make sure you remain compliant with Health and Safety legislation.  This competence could be provided by an ‘in-house’ employee, or where this is not available, you can use one of our experts.  We will allocate you an experienced and Chartered consultant who will be your point of contact.  Consequently, you can be confident your Health and Safety is being managed by an expert while you can concentrate on driving your business forward.

Designing your Health and Safety Action Plan (HASAP)

This process is likely to involve:

  • Visits to your premises to conduct inspections and initial risk assessments
  • Using the insight from those visits to develop your health and safety policy
  • Designing a realistic, prioritised action plan to drive positive cultural change
  • Developing your own specific risk assessments and the in-house capability to deliver them
  • Producing bespoke supporting documents such as an Employee Health & Safety Handbook
  • Providing the supporting information, processes and training to create stakeholder ‘buy-in’

If you would like to find out more about how we approach a Health and Safety Improvement Plan please email David Paveley on davidpaveley@pragmaandassociates.com today.

Gap Analysis

We can conduct a high-level review and Gap Analysis of your organisation.  This would involve an assessment of your head office and representative sites to measure your safety management against the OHSAS Standard 18001/45001.  We will present the findings using a RAG colour key so it can form the basis for a longer-term plan.  The Gap Analysis will provide a prioritised action plan, identifying recommendations for improvement, along with suggested realistic recommendations to resolve these actions.

General Risk Assessments

We can conduct a General Risk Assessment that reviews your current health and safety arrangements in line with the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.  The results from the General Risk Assessment will allow us to create a prioritised action plan, addressing all aspects of your operations from high-level health and safety management systems through to specific facilities management issues.

Health and Safety Audits

We can also provide you with a comprehensive audit of your safety management systems based on HSE guidance documents HSG65 and OHSAS 18001/45001.  This audit could also be developed to meet the requirements of any external governing body audits.  We can then present the findings as a prioritised action plan.

Fire Risk Assessments

We can assist your ‘Responsible Person’ in complying with the relevant statutory provisions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 by completing a Fire Risk Assessment, to assess your current levels or risk, reviewing your current procedures and identifying areas for improvement.

Health & Safety Checklists

Our consultant will combine inspection, interview and document review while they work through our proprietary checklist to cover the same topics as we would cover in the General Risk Assessment.

Board Level Reporting

We can attend Board Meetings to provide a strategic review of your current levels of compliance and, if required, offer a health and safety perspective on certain issues

What should you do next?

If you would like to speak to our health and safety management expert, David Paveley, please contact him by phone on 01302 499050, email davidpaveley@pragmaandassociates.co.uk or use our contact us form for a free initial consultation.

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