Health and Safety Consultants
Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Bristol and UK Wide

Health and Safety ConsultantsThe Health and Safety Factory is a Health and Safety consultancy based in Monmouthshire, South Wales.

 

Professional, fast, friendly advice!

We are competent experienced health and safety professionals operating within a structured specialist team. We employ a face to face policy in order to maximise customer care, delivering a friendly personal service to you. We work together with organisations to establish individual health and safety needs and deliver efficient solutions

 

Health and safety care package

We can offer a wide range of services, that includes; training days, inspections, audits related to internal or external visits or accreditation. Legal gap analysis to ensure compliance with U.K. legislation. In addition, administration tasks, including policy writing, procedure compilation, and risk assessment checks. We can also act on your behalf to represent you when a HSE inspector or EHO visit takes place..

 

Is Health and Safety expensive?
Safety is not expensive.... Its priceless....

Our aim is to provide proactive health and safety management systems to help your business needs. It does not have to be expensive. Not all solutions are costly, thus offering competitive rates that you can afford.

If you think health and safety is expensive, try adding up the cost of an accident!
  • Loss of production
  • Replacement staff
  • Sick pay
  • Claims
  • Possible prosecution and fines
EHS - Gap analysis Cardiff, Newport, Bristol

EHS - Gap analysis

Health, safety and environmental audits are undertaken to establish where you may need our help. We carry out on site audits with your co-operation to produce solutions to any gaps identified.

Risk Managment

Achievable risk management

Achievable risk management, together with practical solutions. Every business needs to be productive in order to sustain a future. We are realistic in our approach to your health and safety needs, providing cost effective workable systems to manage your risk.

Behaviour based safety

BBS – is an observational study of “at risk” behaviour. This offers on site analysis of individual’s general working behaviour. It is aimed at reducing unsafe acts or “at risk” behaviour, and enables employees to learn from their actions. Human error accounts for a high percentage of workplace accidents, this programme aims to reduce the risk of employee’s behaviour contributing to a potential accident. We offer behaviour safety programmes that look at you and your employee’s performance. We can prove a marked change in attitudes towards safety and accident reduction.

According to W.H. Heinrich (1931), who developed the so-called domino theory, 88% of all accidents are caused by unsafe acts of people, 10% by unsafe actions and 2% by acts of God. He proposed a five-factor accident sequence in which each factor would actuate the next step in the manner of toppling dominoes lined up in a row. The sequence of accident factors is as follows:-

• Ancestry and social environment

• Worker fault • Unsafe act together with mechanical and physical hazard

• Accident

• Damage or injury

 

Fire safety Risk Assessment

We deliver a fire risk assessment package that encompasses the legal requirement for an organisations responsible person to ensure a fire risk assessment is carried out. The Regulatory Fire Safety Reform Order 2005 (FSO) is the latest fire safety law to be enforced in the U.K. Our fire risk assessors are trained to The Institution of Fire Engineers standards (IFE) this ensures the assessment is carried out by qualified competent personnel. What the law says; The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.

The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). The law applies to you if you are:

• responsible for business premises

• an employer or self-employed with business premises

• responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes

• a charity or voluntary organisation • a contractor with a degree of control over any premises

• providing accommodation for paying guests

• Under the FSO, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment, implement, and maintain a fire management plan.

• Please follow the link below for more fire safety advice; http://firekills.direct.gov.uk/index.html

 

Legionella risk assessments: Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Bristol and UK Wide

Employers who manage premises with hot/cold water services and/or wet cooling systems (eg cooling towers and evaporative condensers) should consider a Legionella Risk Assessment.. Under general health and safety law, you have to consider the risks from legionella that may affect your staff or members of the public and take suitable precautions.

"The agent that causes Legionnaires' disease is a bacterium called Legionella pneumophilia. People catch Legionnaires' disease by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in the air, which contain the bacteria.

Certain conditions increase the risk from legionella:

a suitable temperature for growth, 20 to 45C

  • a source of nutrients for the organism, eg sludge, scale, rust, algae, and other organic matter
  • a way of creating and spreading breathable droplets, eg the aerosol created by a cooling tower or spa pool

However, remember that most people exposed to legionella do not become ill, and Legionnaires' disease does not spread from person to person. "

(Source www.hse.gov.uk)

 

 

Other services include

• Water regulation inspections

• Disability assessments

• Environmental risk assessments

* Bespoke Health and Safety Induction DVDs filmed at your site