Solent Safety Services Limited
Health Safety and Environmental Risk Advisers Covering Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, Brighton and Southern Areas
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For a full range of Health, Safety and Environmental Consultancy Services:

Let us be your competent persons as required by the Management of Health and Safety Regulations:
  • Risk Assessments
  • Site Inspections & Audits
  • Vetting/Approval of Sub-Contractors Procedures etc
  • Accident Investigation
  • Principle Designer Services as required by CDM Regulations
  • Health & Safety Files & Plans
  • Method Statements
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Safety Policies & Procedures
  • Handbooks and Manuals
  • Expert Witness
  • Noise & COSHH Assessments
  • Training courses to CITB standards (Designed to individual requirements)
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Tender & Prequalification Work
  • CHAS, EXOR & Constructionline Applications

Advisory Services:

Every employer must by law nominate a “Competent Person” to help them manage health and safety. If there is nobody on the staff with the requisite abilities, why not ask us how we can fulfil the Competent Person role for you? Even if all you need is one visit a year plus the ability to pick up the phone or e-mail a query, we can help.

What we do:

Our aim is to help you say YES and to achieve your business goals safely. We do not support those who use health and safety as a means to prohibit everything.
We keep it simple.
We explain it clearly and write it concisely. We guide, help and reassure you. We won't advise you to do anything that is unnecessary. We advise on the best route to effective compliance with the law and the acheivement of high standards.

Some of the things we can help you with:

Ongoing health and safety assistance to keep you legal.
Prompt help when you have a problem.
When you have had a visit from an enforcement officer.
When you get an official letter, improvement notice or prohibition notice.
When an accident occurs.
When you move premises, expand or develop a new operation.
When you do not have time yourself.

Health and safety policy

Employers' of five or more must write their own policy on health and safety.
The Health and Safety Policy must be specific to the business, so should only be bought “off the shelf” if the business is very simple in its structure, activities and risks.
We have prepared Health and Safety Policies for employers ranging from multi-site high risk operations to small, low-risk office activities.

Our health and safety policy service will include:

Detailed discussion of your existing health and safety management.
Advice on the best approach to health and safety.
Draft of a health and safety policy specific to your organisation.
Any revision required after further discussion.
Provision of an electronic copy.

Risk Assessment:

LEGAL: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations:

We Will:

Identify the hazards to health and safety.
Identify who may be harmed and how.
Evaluate the risk.
Make recommendations on any further control measures.
Record the assessment clearly and concisely.
Provide any further guidance on the risks and control measures.
Risk assessment is a legal duty for all businesses, and a proper written record proves to your insurers and to enforcement officers that you have
Risk Assessment must be done by a competent person, but not every business has someone with the knowledge, training, ability and time to address this crucial topic comprehensively.
Solent Safety Services Limited will provide clear concise and comprehensive risk assessments within agreed timescales.

Health and Safety Review:

LEGAL: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations:
Employers must make arrangements for monitoring and review of health and safety

What we will do:

The REVIEW or AUDIT of your health and safety management is a thorough check carried out by a highly experienced consultant. We will:

Check your health and safety records
Check your workplace for hazards
Consider applicable health and safety regulations
Discuss with you the applicable requirements
Report in writing clearly and concisely
Provide recommendations and advice
Highlight the priorities

When and why review?

As part of your health and safety management plan, e.g. annually.
When preparing for an inspector’s visit.
When accidents or incidents have occurred.
When undergoing change.

New management.
New premises.
New processes or operations.
Rapid expansion.
New responsibilities.
New acquasitions.
Takeovers, mergers, due dilligance.

Fire risk assessment

LEGAL:   The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
All employers, owners or occupiers must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment at their premises.

Our fire risk assessment service will:

Identify any fire hazards.
Identify any people who may be at risk.
Evaluate the level of risk.
Record the significant findings.
Record the details of the action to be taken to reduce or remove the risk.

We will cover the following:

Fire Hazards and Risks.
Means of escape.
Fire fighting equipment.
Fire detection and alarm system.
Emergency lighting.
Combustible and flammable materials.
Arson prevention.
Staff training.
Fire record keeping.

COSHH Assessments

LEGAL:  The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.
COSHH ASSESSMENT:  Is a risk assessment of the harm to health from hazardous substances.

Our COSHH risk assessments service.

We will:

Solent Safety Services Limited will provide clear, concise and comprehensive risk assessments within agreed timescales.
Identify the health hazards
Identify who may be harmed and how
Evaluate the risk to health
Identify any health surveillance needs
Identify any monitoring needs
Make recommendations on any further control measures
Make recommendations on any further control measures

Manual Handling Assessments:

LEGAL: The Manual Handling Operations Regulations.
If hazardous manual handling cannot be avoided a risk assessment must be carried out.

Manual Handling:

Transporting or supporting of a load
Lifting, carrying or moving by hand or by bodily force ifting, putting down, pushing, pulling
We also consider less forceful repetitive handling

Our Manual Handling Assessment Service:

We will:

Identify hazards and risks associated with:
The handling task.
The load.
The environment.
Individual handlers.
Any risky repetitive handling.
Any other factors.

We will also:

Identify any people who may be at risk.
Evaluate the level of risk.
Record the significant findings.
Record the details of the action to be taken to reduce or remove the risk