HEALTH & SAFETY CONSULTANCY

Whether you need training, help to make sense of a health and safety issue, advice on risk assessment or the policies and procedures that you should have in place we can help. With all of our clients we agree an hourly and/or day rate prior to any support starting, leaving you in no doubt what the cost to your business will be.

We Provide Temporary Health & Safety Cover

Temporary H&S Cover

Do you need health and safety cover for a short or long term period of time? We can cover any project or outage.

We agree a day/hourly rate for our services so you have complete peace of mind.

Our health & safety services are delivered by experienced and highly qualified advisors who specialise in all industry sectors.

Throughout any project, we will take the pressure off you by being proactive and maintaining the management of your health & safety.

We operate in partnership with your business and will help you achieve health & safety compliance.

To find out more call us on 01494 864100 today.

Health & Safety Audits

H&S Audits

Our health and safety audits are designed to guide you and your organisation through the latest changes in best practice and legislation. Our highly experienced team of health and safety auditors work across the UK in many business sectors, helping you to improve your health and safety performance.

On completion you will receive a full report with recommendations and we will advise you on any changes that need to be made.

To find out more call us on 01494 864100 today.

Health & Safety Inspections

H&S Inspections

At BV Associates we can assist any type of business and organisation that requires Health and Safety Inspections to be undertaken of their workplace or specific areas, we will also ensure compliance with all current HSE legislation related to Health and Safety within the workplace.

We cover all work areas and physical parts of the premises, along with assessment of your documentation and processes by:

  • Talking in confidence to your employees and managers about any problems in workplace;
  • Looking at how work is being done snd that safe systems being followed.

On completion you will receive a full report with recommendations and we will advise you on any changes that need to be made.

To find out more call us on 01494 864100 today.

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

Fire Risk Asssessment

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 in Scotland and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 in Northern Ireland, it is a legal requirement for a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) to be carried out on all premises where people could be working.  Under these regulations, the ‘responsible person,’ generally the business owner, is legally obliged to ensure that the fire risk assessment is carried out and that any problems highlighted during the assessment are rectified.  In multi-tenanted buildings, each tenant has to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises, and coordinate it with the fire risk assessment that the landlord has carried out of their areas.

Our fire risk assessors pride themselves on having the expertise and the highest standards. You will receive a full report with recommendations and we will advise you on any changes that need to be made.

To find out more about our FRA service call us on 01494 864100 today.

Health & Safety Risk Assessments

H&S Risk Assessments

It is a legal requirement for organisations with 5 or more staff to carry out documented Health and Safety risk assessments of all of their significant hazards.

Health and Safety risk assessments in the workplace are an important step in protecting your employees and your business, as well as complying with Health and Safety law. They are vital in allowing a business to identify and target any dangers that have the potential to cause harm.

On completion you will receive a full report with recommendations and we will advise you on any changes that need to be made.

To find out more call us on 01494 864100 today.

Health & Safety Policy & Review

H&S Policy & Review

A written health and safety policy is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, for any company employing 5 or more staff.  We also understand that, as businesses grow, many health and safety policies are generic and do not cover the company’s growing specific needs.

Our consultants can write or review your health and safety policy to match the specific needs of your business. Your policy will consist of three sections:

  • Statement of Intent – what your company intends to achieve with regards to health and safety, its objectives, targets and goals – signed by the most senior person in the business.
  • Organisational Responsibilities – who is responsible for what (risk assessments, audits, inspections etc)
  • Arrangements for Implementation – how the company is going to achieve its aims, the detailed procedures that will be followed to ensure staff remain safe and healthy.

Your policies must be regularly reviewed and revised and must be brought to the attention of all employees.

To find out more call us on 01494 864100 today.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable Appliance Testing

Companies throughout the UK have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of their employees. Portable Appliance Testing – otherwise known as PAT testing – is a key part of this.  PAT testing is the process of examining electrical appliances and equipment to confirm that they are fully operational and safe to use. It involves a series of visual checks and electronic tests, which help establish whether a specific appliance fulfils the legal obligations to ensure a high standard of electrical safety.

The guidelines around PAT testing require that all landlords, employers and even self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and suitable for the intended use. Damage and fault can occur with all electrical equipment use, which makes it essential that these items are tested regularly for safety.

PAT guidelines were put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999.

To make sure an appliance is completely safe, our technicians will visually inspect all aspects of the appliance – including the plug, the lead and the appliance itself – looking for any damage or incorrectly marked or wired components. If it is a Class 1 appliance, they will also do some electrical tests, whereby they inject test signals into the cable and appliance to test its safety.  Once the PAT testing is complete, you will receive a report detailing all the appliances that were tested, whether they have passed or failed and an explanation as to why. You will also be provided with a pass or fail label for the appliance that displays the inspection date, when the next test is next due and the inspector’s signature.

Our electricians will happily offer their help or advice on the report and any remedial work that is required. All work will be completed at a time that suits you, with minimal disruption to your property or business.

To find out more about our PAT testing service call us on 01494 864100 today.

PUWER Assessment

PUWER Assessment

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 place duties on people who own, operate or control work equipment and machinery used in everyday workplaces.

The frequency of inspection under PUWER will depend on the type of equipment involved and the associated risks.

PUWER inspections should be carried out by someone who is competent and this is where BV Associates can help you.  Our service engineers come from an engineering background and, as such, can quickly assess your equipment.  You will receive a full report with recommendations and we will advise you on any changes that need to be made.

To find out more about our PUWER Assessment service call us on 01494 864100 today.

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