Phoenix STS will provide health and safety consultants that are highly qualified, competent and committed safety professionals to meet your business needs, with prompt delivery of services, reports and training.
Our health and safety consultancy services include risk assessment, workstation assessment and safety statements. We regularly work with businesses big and small, farms and other organisations to develop safety policies. Whether you need to develop your safety system from scratch or update an existing safety system we are here to help.
Health & Safety Risk Assessments
A risk is a likelihood that somebody will be harmed by the hazard and how serious the harm might be. When considering risk, you should also consider the number of people at risk from the hazard. Control measures (or controls) are the precautions taken to ensure that a hazard will not injure anyone. You must carry out and maintain up to date risk assessments under health and safety legislation whether you are a large organisation or small business or a one-person operation. Our Health & Safety Consultants, as risk assessors, will conduct a full Risk Assessment of your workplace. Hazards will be identified, and all associated risks evaluated.
The first question is what is most important, savings or the level of cover offered; I would suggest a combination of both in most cases. The next important point is that before we have an insurance policy, we sign a contract with the insurance provider. This contract sets out the terms and conditions of cover, and the conditions that are in place should you require to claim on the policy. Conditions apply to all insurance policies; employers liability, public liability, product liability, professional indemnity etc.
The safety management system must be supported by a safety policy statement. The safety policy statement will state we intend to provide a safe and healthy environment in which our employees, visitors and customers can carry out their business within a safe environment. Any other policies and procedures must support and comply with the safety policy statement. To have a safe workplace, we must have in place the conditions to protect any person that may be affected by our work activities from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Safety management can also refer to the control of recognised hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk.
A key element to any safety management system is having an up-to-date safety statement that truly reflects the risks associated with your work activities and the control measures that have been put in place to manage these risks on an ongoing basis.
Health & Safety Audits
A Health and Safety audit involves collecting information on the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of the total health and safety management system within your organisation. After the audit, we will send you a prioritised action plan to help you improve safety standards and manage risk.
What a workplace health and safety audit involves;
- An assessment of the organisation’s current safety management system
- A review of all relevant documentation
- Interviews with key personnel
- Walk-though inspection
- Preparation of a report of findings and provisions of prioritised recommendations
Event Safety Management Plans
One of the most important roles in event management is to ensure that people are safe at the event. There must be an event safety management plan well in advance of any large or public-facing events. The Event Safety Management Plan includes the following documents/drawings;
- Details and description of the event proposed
- Details of organisation/company
- Details of charity/commercial nature of the event with financial statement etc
- Names and responsibilities of the event controller, event safety officer and their deputies
- Draft site emergency plan
- A draft traffic management plan
- Draft safety strategy statement
- A draft environmental monitoring programme
- Risk Assessment of site/course
- Draft Set-up & take down
- Provision for making good of any damage (including flora and fauna)