Health & Safety
MSP Health and Safety Consultancy Services
Effective Health & Safety management will not only ensure that you are legally compliant, but it can also help to make your workplace a safer and happier place. It will help to demonstrate to your insurers your organisation’s commitment to a high standard of occupational Health and Safety, which in turn can lead to a reduction in insurance premiums. It will reduce operating costs, protect against criminal prosecution, reduce insurance premiums, reduce claims for compensation and enhance a company’s reputation.
MSP can provide a variety of bespoke health and safety consultancy and advisory services in the counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, London, Devon, Somerset and beyond.
In today’s market place employers are required to consider a mountain of legislation in relation to health and safety, in addition to managing their own core business operations.
This can be time consuming and expensive, while using up valuable internal resources.
By outsourcing some or all, of your health and safety management systems to MSP, you can concentrate on your core business, in the knowledge that our dedicated team is working with you on this important part of your business. This will enable you to keep your company compliant with current legislation, managing your business’s risks and meeting the CDM (Construction, Design Management) Regulations 2015.
The Importance of Health & Safety Compliance
Employers have a primary duty in law to protect their employees from harm while in employment and to provide a comfortable, safe environment in which to perform their contracted duties.
When the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced in 1974, 651 people were killed in work-related accidents in that year but after 35 years of supervision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the toll of workplace fatalities has reduced to 144 in 2018.
In the years between 2017/18, 555,000 injuries at work still occurred, 71, 062 of those having been reported to RIDDOR. All this means that 30.7 MILLION days were lost due to work-related illness and injuries – this number can be improved.
What does Health & Safety Compliance mean to you?
The UK operates under specific Acts, Regulations and Guidance in order to ensure our citizens’ health and safety is regulated and considered in every aspect of a work situation. This means there are over 80 regulations that relate to health and safety. The HSE provides information and guidance as to these regulations, but nevertheless, this can be confusing if you don’t know what applies to YOUR business.
Failure to comply with these regulations can result in prison sentences and fines and it is estimated that the cost to employers between 2016/17 was £15 BILLION. Costs can be incurred in many ways, including claims from employees, fines and court costs, the potential ceasing of work and HSE Fee For Intervention fees should an incident need investigating, the cost of replacing tools and equipment, etc.
There are also hidden costs involved with the re-training and hiring of additional staff when employees are unable to work, rising insurance costs and the risk to the good name and reputation of your business, which can impact upon future contracts, staff morale, and the willingness of employees to be recruited.
Whichever way you look at Health & Safety Compliance, it is imperative that current regulations are understood and complied with. If you are in any doubt regarding which regulations apply to you and what your duties are, contact MSP Business Services for a no obligation chat today. We can help you ensure you keep people safe and know how you can maintain Health & Safety Compliance.
Some of MSP Health & Safety Services Include
- Assisting your company through a rigorous SSiP application process
- Competent person service
- Health & Safety Policies
- Risk Assessments
- Method Statements (safe systems of work)
- COSHH Assessments
- Safety Induction programmes
- Audit of your current Health & Safety documentation and procedures
- Construction site Health & Safety inspections and audits
- Workplace Health and Safety inspections – proactive monitoring
- Fire Risk Assessments & Fire Plans
- Tool Box Talks, communication and training
- Face to face, telephone, and email support when you need it
- Monthly onsite support to help deal with your health and safety challenges
- Accident Investigation and reporting procedures Including RIDDOR
- Help and support following an improvement notice, prohibition notice or Fee for Intervention.