Are you considering outsourcing your Health & Safety management?

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, it is an employer’s duty to ensure that a competent person has been appointed to meet health and safety duties. Unless you are a large company, the cost of employing a dedicated, in-house Health & Safety Advisor can be prohibitive. You may also wish to seek help and advice from an external source if your business is large, complex or high risk, or if you do not have any competent persons in house who can manage your health and safety duties.

When appointing an external Health & Safety Advisor, you must ensure that they are competent, suitable and that you will get the help you need. You can do this by checking relevant training and knowledge, such as ensuring that they have NEBOSH or NVQ qualifications or have practical experience in providing assistance in your industry or area of work. You should also ensure that the services that they provide will be suitable in meeting all of your health and safety needs.

Craven Safety Services have a range of packages to suit any size of business. If you cannot find a package to suit you, we can put one together that will cover all your requirements.  Unlike many of our competitors we put our prices on our website – they can all be found here. Our contracts run for just 3 years; unlike the 7 years you will find with many companies.

If you do not feel that you want to sign up for a contract currently, then we are happy to do “one-off” services. Details are on the same page as the packages, but you may have to get back to us for a full price – a Fire Risk Assessment on a two-room office will not be the same as a full building!

We also have an online Health & Safety Management System, which can be purchased as part of a package or as a stand-alone system. Bronze Plus, Silver Plus and Gold Plus packages have the online system included in the price. The cost as a stand-alone system will depend on the size of your company and how many users you want. There is also a Subcontractors Management Package that can be added on for an additional price enabling you to manage all your subcontractors in one place. Details of the system can be found here.

We are always happy to give quotes for any work. Just get in touch for a no obligation quote.

Why would you consider outsourcing your Health & Safety?

Quite simply, it is a lot more cost effective than employing someone. All your Health & Safety needs can be covered with one of our packages – the Bronze package is just £115 per month. How much would you have to pay someone per month if you employed them full time?

Having a good Health & Safety culture within your business makes it a less dangerous place to work and therefore a more desirable place to work!

Fines for non-compliance can be expensive and damage your reputation and business.

We keep up with the legislation changes, so that you do not have to. With our Silver and Gold packages we have quarterly meetings with you to ensure that your Health & Safety procedures and documentation are up to standard. This gives you the peace of mind to focus on issues that are important to you in your business.

Are you constantly being asked for Risk Assessments and Method Statements? We can write these for you! You will need to check through them, but we do the hard work. If you take one of the Plus packages, we can add the RAMS to your online system, so that you can access them anywhere – even on your mobile out on site.

With Craven Safety Services you will get a named Health & Safety Consultant who will get to know your business and will help to identify issues and resolve them before they become a problem.

Are you looking to become certified with CHAS, Constructionline, Safecontractor or one of several other bodies? We can help. With the Gold and Gold Plus packages this assistance is included in the price. Alternatively, we can give you a one-off price to assist with the certification (there are preferential rates for people who have signed up to a package!).

We have also teamed up with Human Focus to offer online training at very competitive rates. Get in touch for the full list of courses available.

How do you know if you need to outsource your Health & Safety?

If you can answer yes to all the following, then you DON’T need assistance.

  • Do you currently employ a person competent in Health & Safety?
  • Are you able to write suitable and sufficient risk assessments (and method statements) that address all the health and safety risks encountered by your business?
  • Do you have a Health & Safety Policy setting out your company’s position on Health & Safety? If you have five or more employees, this needs to be in writing.
  • Do you have arrangements in place to report accidents, injuries and near misses?
  • Have you assessed the capabilities and training needs of all your employees regarding Health & Safety and provided adequate training?

Have a look at our packages and get in touch to discuss your requirements. We even offer a free, no obligation, mini audit to get you started.