Health & Safety Audits and Assessments

Prince’s specialises in providing comprehensive Health and Safety services tailored to a variety of industries, ensuring legal compliance and alleviating the burden on on-site responsible persons. We treat your business as if it were our own, with a focus on:

  • Cost Reduction

    We streamline Health and Safety compliance processes, reducing financial burdens.

  • Peace of Mind

    Our services enable companies to concentrate on their core business, knowing Health and Safety concerns are expertly managed.

  • Cost-Effective Compliance

    We tailor solutions to your working environment, ensuring efficient and relevant compliance.

  • Safe Working Environment

    We establish and maintain a safe and healthy workplace for your employees and visitors.

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Meeting Your Responsibilities

The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) mandates employers to implement effective health and safety measures, ensuring the safety of employees and visitors. Compliance is paramount, and we’re here to help.

While many organisations view this as a daunting task, effective health and safety management not only fulfils legal obligations but also promotes a more productive environment for both you and your employees.

By upholding the law and implementing robust health and safety measures, you can avoid compensation claims, reduce insurance premiums, and enhance your organisation’s reputation.

Contact us for a consultation on how we can make your workplace safer and more efficient.

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The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) mandates employers to implement effective health and safety measures, ensuring the safety of employees and visitors. Compliance is paramount, and we’re here to help.

While many organisations view this as a daunting task, effective health and safety management not only fulfils legal obligations but also promotes a more productive environment for both you and your employees.

By upholding the law and implementing robust health and safety measures, you can avoid compensation claims, reduce insurance premiums, and enhance your organisation’s reputation.

Contact us for a consultation on how we can make your workplace safer and more efficient.

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Health and Safety Policy

Legislation mandates that every business must have a policy for managing health and safety. This policy outlines your approach to health and safety management, detailing responsibilities and procedures. If you employ five or more individuals, you must document this policy. However, it’s beneficial for all businesses to have it in writing.

Our tailored health and safety policy reflects your workplace’s specific needs, accompanied by reference material and recommendations, such as signage requirements.

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Health and Safety Management

Effective management of health and safety risks is crucial. We assist in conducting thorough risk assessments, identifying potential hazards, and implementing smart risk-mitigation strategies.

Our support includes a comprehensive health and safety audit covering all aspects of your business, followed by quarterly site visits to implement findings, ensure compliance with legislative requirements, and keep safety processes up to date. This proactive approach minimises your organisation’s vulnerability by continually improving health and safety practices.

We collaborate closely with top-tier management to instil a culture of commitment to high safety standards throughout the organisation. At each quarterly visit, we revisit all areas covered in the health and safety audit, implementing best practices with on-site responsible persons. Additionally, we ensure that relevant documentation is stored electronically and in hard copy format on each site for easy access.

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Workplace Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are fundamental to Health & Safety Management Systems, aiming to identify and mitigate hazards before they pose a threat to workers’ health and safety. Our Health and Safety Consultants in the UK collaborate with you to assess potential risks and ensure appropriate measures are in place to prevent harm.

Through consultation with employees and inspections by occupational health professionals, we identify hazards that may cause harm to individuals, including employees. Our consultants help you determine whether your existing measures adequately mitigate these risks.

Utilising a traffic light system, our risk assessments categorise identified hazards based on their severity, allowing for the implementation of appropriate control measures. Each assessment is bespoke and colour-coded, providing clear guidance on risk levels. Some areas typically covered include:

Specialist fire risk assessment

Specialist fire risk assessment would also be undertaken as part of the package; in this instance Prince’s would contract this work to a third party, due to its nature, costs being included and paid by Prince’s on your behalf.

Assistance to Directors/Health & Safety Representatives when carrying out expectant mother risk assessments would also be provided. These should be carried out every three months, therefore assessments could either be combined with a site visit or carried out via video call providing support and guidance required.

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Safe Working Practices

DSE Computer Workstation Assessments

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations are applicable to workers engaged in various scenarios, including those working from home on a permanent or long-term basis or engaging in hybrid working arrangements, dividing their time between the workplace and home.

Workers qualify as display screen equipment (DSE) users if they utilise DSE daily for continuous periods of an hour or more. It’s important to assess whether these regulations apply to your workforce.

To ensure the health and safety of workers using computers, it’s advised to take simple precautions. Employees should work in a suitable area, avoiding uncomfortable positions, and take regular breaks to prevent strain.

For workers covered by DSE regulations, individual DSE assessments should be conducted. In most cases, these assessments can be completed without the need for a physical visit, provided workers have received suitable training. They may complete a self-assessment using ergonomic checklists or tools.

A practical DSE workstation checklist can aid in conducting these assessments, facilitating the recording and communication of findings. Assessments should cover both home and office environments for workers using DSE in both settings.

It’s crucial to ensure that workers can maintain a comfortable and sustainable posture while working from home, even if they don’t have dedicated office furniture or equipment. Regular review of DSE arrangements is essential, particularly following significant changes. Existing control measures should be evaluated and adjusted as necessary to address any reported discomfort or health issues.

Contact us to ensure your DSE arrangements comply with regulations and promote the health and safety of your workforce.

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Manual Handling Risk Assessments

Manual handling accounts for more than a third of all workplace injuries, including various musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and repetitive strain injuries. These injuries can have serious consequences for both the employer and the injured party, potentially occurring anywhere in the workplace due to heavy lifting, awkward postures, or repetitive movements.

To prevent manual handling injuries, employers should minimise manual handling tasks where possible. However, if manual handling is unavoidable, it’s essential to assess the risks associated with the task and implement sensible health and safety measures.

When conducting manual lifting activities, several factors should be considered

To minimise the risk of injury during manual lifting

When using lifting equipment

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Accident Investigation

Prince’s is committed to promptly reporting any accidents that are notified to us and are reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) on behalf of the company. Additionally, we conduct thorough investigations into the causes of accidents and methods of prevention, as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Communication with the HSE on your behalf is also included in our services.

All documentation resulting from accident investigations is provided in both electronic and hard copy formats upon request, ensuring easy access and continued use for your records.

Moreover, as part of our ongoing support, EBM Managed Services Ltd benefits from our responsive assistance, with Prince’s being just a phone call, text message, or email away. We pledge to respond to health and safety inquiries within twenty-four business hours throughout the contract period.

To ensure the effectiveness of implemented measures in controlling risks in the workplace, it is essential to monitor and investigate incidents thoroughly. Our investigations aim to:

Reporting incidents should not replace conducting thorough investigations to ensure efficient risk control in the workplace. Investigations encompass various types of incidents, including accidents resulting in injury or ill health, near misses with the potential for harm, and undesired circumstances that could lead to injury or ill health.

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Health and Safety Committees and Action Planning

Upon written request from two or more union-appointed health and safety representatives, it is a statutory obligation to establish a health and safety committee within three months. While there is no such mandated requirement for consultation with health and safety representatives elected by the workforce, it is advisable to form a health and safety committee in certain circumstances, including:

Should you and your health and safety representatives decide to establish a dedicated health and safety committee, it is beneficial to collaboratively agree upon:

Regular meetings of the health and safety committee are imperative. The frequency of these meetings should be determined by factors such as:

The committee’s constitution should clearly outline the meeting frequency and notice period for members. It is advisable to consider:

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Health and Safety Aspects of Client Tenders

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Homeworking

Whether you’re a permanent home worker or engaged in hybrid working, where you split your time between home and the workplace, your employer holds identical health and safety obligations towards you as they would in a traditional workplace setting. This includes adhering to guidelines provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure your safety and wellbeing.

For those temporarily working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions, the same principles apply.

To safeguard your mental health and prevent stress while working remotely, consider the following steps:

If you feel that your work is negatively impacting your mental health or overall wellbeing, consider reaching out to your doctor for guidance. Additionally, if available, leverage support services such as employee assistance programs or occupational health providers for further assistance.

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Health and Safety Audit

Routine professional evaluations of your health and safety protocols are essential for identifying areas of improvement and ensuring compliance with current regulations. Our assessments are tailored to your specific needs and are not standardised.

Policies and Procedures:

It’s crucial to establish clear policies and procedures outlining how you will prevent, manage, and respond to work-related violence. Demonstrating a commitment to addressing violence and ensuring staff safety, these policies should be communicated to all employees, including new and part-time staff, and incorporated into training programs for implementation.

Collaborating with staff and unions, if applicable, during the development of these policies ensures comprehensive coverage of risks to all stakeholders. Additionally, making these policies transparent to customers, such as displaying them regarding the sale of alcohol, provides clarity and support to staff when addressing customer inquiries.

Our services offer tailored policies and procedures in user-friendly formats, covering all essential areas within your organisation. We also provide guidance on establishing health and safety committee meetings and related policies.

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COSHH Risk Assessment

A COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) risk assessment is essential for identifying substances and activities posing potential harm to health due to exposure to hazardous substances. Our comprehensive COSHH risk assessments scrutinise your workplace to identify hazardous situations, products, and processes.

We produce a range of COSHH risk assessments covering commonly used hazardous substances, including those stored and transported. With assistance from EBM, we obtain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and specify requirements for personal/respiratory protective equipment (PPE/RPE), referencing relevant British Standards or other guidelines for selection.

Our service includes periodic site visits to ensure the currency of safety processes and procedures, promoting employee awareness. All risk documentation is provided in electronic and hard copy formats for ongoing use.

For further information and a complimentary consultation on enhancing workplace safety through our approachable and effective services, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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