Effective Safety Management in the workplace is essential yet many organisations find interpreting and meeting legislative requirements difficult. This is where Health & Safety Works Limited can help.
Our service is designed to enhance company safety, reduce risk and save your business money.
We offer an integrated approach to your organisationís Health and Safety needs. Whether it be:
Whatever the consultancy requirement, we can help.
We can offer specalist knowledge and experience in laboratory safety and Biotechnology safety, from general laboratory work, genetic manipulation, Biosafety - category II and III containment and a understanding of radioisotope safety.
Effective auiditing ensures adherence to all relevant health and safety legislation and offers best practice health and safety guidance.
Improvements to business processes promote safe working and reduce accidents, down time and work related injuries creating a better working environment.
We undertake thorough audits of safety management systems, using a preliminary questionnaire to ask all staff about safety within the organisation.
We will then review you documentation, to decide if it covers current legislation.
We would then visit site and interview staff about the safety skills required within their roles.
Following this we then check that the documented procedures are carried out within the business, risk assessments are understood and safety responsibilities are clear.
All the information is then documented in a safety management report an action list and priority breakdown.
The whole report shows scores for each area audited which can be used for reference to measure improvements in subsequent audits.
Providing risk assessments for all business activities is a legal requirement, but rather than being an administrative burden, effective risk assessments can identify and promote were there is good practice and where risks are controlled whilst illustrating where hazards have been overlooked.
Ideally we encourage staff to share responsibility for their working environment and business processes and be proactive in identifying areas of risk, recommending practical solutions.
We can provide a service to produce risk assessments for you or train your staff to undertake assessments and review their assessments.
The common matrix severity x likelihood system is used with the hazards identified and risks scored before and after controls are put in place.
Specific and generic assessments can be produced.
Generic assessments cover all possible business hazards and can then be cut and pasted to produce specific assessments.
Complex assessments in the use of chemicals and explosive atmospheres can be provided.
Office, DSE, Manual Handling, COSHH, DSEAR, Construction Work, Fire, PUWER, Noise and Biological are some of the areas we cover.
All of our documentation is practical and tailored to your business requirements. With usable risk assessments forms and effective understandable guidance.
HSW can produce all of your safety documentation be it:
The CDM regulations help to improve health and safety and apply if you are involved in construction, with specific duties for all the parties involved:
The aims of the regulations are to have competent people in the right job at the right time to manage the risks with the focus being on effective project and risk management.
We can provide:
HSW Ltd can also act as the CDM-coordinator for the entire project.
We continue to work with Dermal Laboratories 2 days a week to implement a Health & Safety Management System across their 3 sites, which included manufacturing, warehousing, offices and laboratories. A lot of work has gone into developing and producing new Safety Policies and supporting documents for the whole Group. This documentation and then been backed up with specific Risk Assessment, CoSHH and DSEAR training.
We have been very busy over the last year, so we have had little time to upate this section of the website,
We are still working with a pharmaceutical company in developing their safety management system over their three sites. We are implementing a computer based CoSHH system that will help to ensure all SDS's are mainitained on line and up to date. This should safe a lot of time with the management of SDS's.
We have aslo been involved in property surveys and construction projects at Cambridge Colleges, these included boiler installations and lead roof work.
Earlier this year we were approached Cranfield University School Of applied science to look at their CoSHH procedures and practices.
This involved assessing CoSHH related safety in a variety of research environments:-
We assessed the current procedures and controls and submitted a report with recommendations. As can be seen from the Research involved this was not a straight forward application of the COSHH regulations.
The Cranfield School of Biological Science’s aim was to obtain certification to OHSAS18001 which we are pleased to say that with our input to their CoSHH systems they achieved in April with only 3 minor non-conformities.
Health & Safety Works Ltd has been busy throughout the year looking into many different areas of H&S for clients.
This has varied from bespoke CoSHH and Risk Assessment training, Building Safety Surveys to Ergonomic Risk Assessments.
Across the last year we have 15 Clients on an annual retainer for HSW Ltd to be their named competent person for all H&S matters, as well as welcoming some new companies to our Client list; Bluestone Creative an office based web design company, Abbey Barns a Private House Estate management company and SDM Construction amongst others.