Every business owner has a duty of care to their staff and visitors to ensure that they remain safe and out of danger during time spent on their premises.  When you are busy focusing on the day to day running of your business, it can be easy to let your health and safety procedures slip.  By hiring a Health and Safety Consultant in Kent, you can be sure that your obligations are always taken care of.

Why Would I Need A Health And Safety Consultant?

If you employ more than five people, by law you must have a Health and Safety Policy Statement which you need to make them aware of.  You must also undertake regular risk assessments, and record your findings every time. HSE – the Health and Safety Executive – is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. It acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces, and provides the infrastructure for the Health and Safety of your Kent based business.

As an employer you must ensure that they way you work, they way you store potentially hazardous chemicals and the premises in which you work, are all compliant with HSE’s advisories and that you meet your legal obligations in respect of the health and safety of anyone who works for you.

What Is A Health And Safety Consultant?

A Health and Safety Consultant in Kent is an individual who is fully trained to offer general advice to UK businesses to help them manage their own health and safety policies and procedures. A Health and Safety Consultant will be able to help you to manage all areas of your existing health and safety procedures in order for you to meet your obligations under UK law.  They will also be able to provide you with the tools to maintain these obligations, and record any incidents that do occur.

A qualified Health and Safety Consultant will hold relevant professional membership and registrations of bodies that have been set up to protect the health and safety of anyone who works on, or visits, your workplace.  Such certifications could include Chartered Membership of IOSH, The Institution of Fire Engineers or the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

How Can I Find A Health And Safety Consultant In Kent? 

The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) has detailed information of all qualified Health and Safety Consultants in the UK.  Usually you will need to enlist the services of a consultant or consultancy that is based close to your business premises for ease and expediency.  If your business in Kent is looking for a Health and Safety Consultant, companies like ours, Risk Safety Services, can provide a dedicated Health and Safety Consultant to assist you and advise your business on all the necessary procedures.

What Does A Health And Safety Consultant do?

Here at Risk Safety Services, our Health and Safety Consultants will help you to identify any potential issues with your current health and safety procedures and reporting systems, and then work with you to improve them were necessary.

A Health and Safety consultant will guide you through the process of choosing the right tools, paperwork and training to enable you to develop your own Health and Safety Action Plan, and to ensure that your staff are aware of what to do should an accident occur.

They will make sure that your health and safety arrangements really work, and will ask you to consider:

  • what you want to achieve and how you will ensure that your employees and others are kept healthy and safe at work
  • how to identify what might cause harm to people and whether you are doing enough or need to do more to prevent that harm
  • how you are going to prioritise the improvements you may need to make
  • who in your company will be responsible for health and safety tasks, as well as what  they should do, when they should do and with are the results they are hoping to achieve
  • how you are going to measure and review whether you have achieved what you set out to do

By identifying the individual needs of your business, a Health and Safety Consultant can ensure that you and your staff continue to work both safety and successfully.

Here at Fire Risk Services, our Health and Safety Consultants in Kent, we will work with you to ensure that your business always offers a safe and compliant environment. Find out more about our Health and Safety Consultant Services in Kent, by calling us on 0843 523 0410 today.

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