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Health and safety consultant picHealth and safety advice from Sentient keeps employers legally compliant, helps reduce risk to employees and improves the bottom line of the organisation. All our health and safety advice and guidance is provided by locally based health and safety consultants. Our health and safety advice is pragmatic, with a strong focus on activities that help keep employees safe and provide cost effective and tangible benefits for the business. 

Any organisation with more than 5 employees must comply with Health and Safety legislation. Such organisations need written health and safety policies, procedures and arrangements in place to address their health and safety at work. Sentient help organisations to ensure that all these processes and paperwork is in place. There can be severe implications for the business if they are not and there is an accident. 

 In the latest year (2014/15) HSE:

  • prosecuted 650 cases, with at least one conviction achieved in 606 cases, a conviction rate of 93%;
  • prosecuted 1,058 offences, resulting in 905 convictions, a conviction rate of 86%;
  • prosecutions led to fines totalling £16.5 million, an average penalty of £18,198 per offence.

In addition in the latest year (2014/15)  local authorities

  • prosecuted 78 cases, with a conviction secured in 76 cases, a conviction rate of 97%;
  • prosecuted 153 offences, resulting in 142 convictions, a conviction rate of 93%;
  • prosecutions led to fines totalling £2.8 million, an average penalty of £19,962 per offence.

(Source www.hse.gov.uk)

You and your employees, managers and directors could face criminal prosecution if you don’t have written Health and Safety documents including:

  • A Health and Safety Policy
  • Health and Safety Risk Assessments

Having the correct Health and Safety processes and documentation in place reducues risk of prosecution and the financial costs and loss of reputation associated with that. With health and safety advice from Sentient, you will not only meet your immediate obligations quickly and efficiently, you also gain access to an ongoing safety monitoring and advisory service to make sure you don’t fall into the same trap again.

How does Health and Safety advice from Sentient help the employer?

With Sentients health and safety advice we will ensure that your business complies with appropriate health and safety legislation at the right time, for the right reason and as painlessly as possible.  As part of our health and safety advice service, we will:

  • Update your processes, health and safety policy and paperwork to be compliant with future changes in health and safety legislation / acts / statutes / regulations
  • Carry out regular inspection and monitoring
  • Provide legal and safety advice 24/7
  • Advise on what needs to be included in Health and Safety risk assessments
  • Investigate serious emergencies and accidents
  • Liaise with enforcing authorities such as the Health and Safety Executive and local Environmental Health departments
  • Deliver regular safety awareness training for managers and supervisors.

Sentient help set up your Health and Safety management system, provide you with all the relevant documentation and advise on the procedures you must follow to ensure that any visit from a Health and Safety Inspector passes without major incident. Our health and safety advisors have worked with the HSE for many years and have great insight into what they look for when performing checks and what organisations need to do to ensure they comply with relevant legislation.

What areas of Health and Safety advice do Sentient cover?Health and safety advice consultant

The answer is virtually everything! Anything from risk assessments and compliance audits, COSHH assessments to hazard storage advice, asbestos surveys and machinery risks assessments, DSEAR Risk assessments plus everything in between. We can provide you with all the forms you need to assess and manage the general risks in your business, plus also any risk from specific issues such as manual handling, and fire risks.

All our Health and Safety advice and recommendations are tailor-made to suit your organisation and its current circumstances. We provide you with the Health and Safety advice that not only identifies the risks but provides you with procedures that make sure that any risks are fixed and stay fixed. We provide as much hand holding for health and safety as you need. If you just need an outside independent view of your health and safety processes before an inspection, we can provide just this. Alternatively we can provide all the services needed to act as your totally outsourced health and safety department, providing all the processes, paperwork and advice you may need. Plus of course everything in between!

What does Health and Safety advice from Sentient cost?

Our team of experienced health and safety advice consultants have backgrounds in a wide variety of industries and we work with organisations of all sizes. Consequently we are very flexible on the types of health and safety advice contracts that we offer. Everything from annual “everything included, fixed fee, 24 hour support”, to ad hoc projects/events and day rate services. We also offer a comprehensive range of Health and Safety advice courses so you can train staff to identify and spot health and safety risks and put the necessary procedures in place to tackle them. All our services are very cost effective so for an accurate quote to meet your exact health and safety needs please give us a call on the number below.


 Call us on 03456 446006

 

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