Consultancy Services

With starting salaries for health & safety advisors ranging from £24k to £32k per annum, the perceived costs can be a barrier for many business owners wanting to get their risk management and legal compliance under control.

It’s not unusual for clients to come to us with very little in place, after an accident or a serious incident in their workplace, only to discover that this is a key business area that didn’t cost as much as they were expecting, and actually helped them benefit in many areas – increased staff production, improvement in staff morale, a reduction in sickness absence, improved processes, and help with tender submissions when bidding for new work or securing new customers.

We’re here to help. It’s what we do.

An Overview of our Consultancy Services

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1:1 Consultation, Coaching, or Mentoring

Got a burning question or need some help with a specific health & safety topic, mental health & wellbeing dilemma, or even a personal development problem that you could use an independent perspective on?

Or maybe you’d like to know how to handle a particular situation and could use some guidance?

Then why not arrange a private 1:1 Consultation, Coaching or Mentoring session over Zoom where we’ll be able to evaluate your issue or situation before exploring practical solutions with you that could help?

Accident / Incident Investigation

You’ve had an accident on site and someone got seriously injured, maybe almost killed.

You’re keen to find out what went wrong so you can learn from it to stop something similar happening in the future.

With such a close-knit team that have worked with your for years, you’re personally and professionally too close to everyone in it that you’re concerned you won’t get to the truth.

Maybe you don’t know how or where to begin?

We can support you by conducting an unbiased, independent investigation that also includes human factors.  If required, we’ll train and mentor you and your team so that you develop the required confidence to handle any future investigations yourselves.

 

CDM Support and Guidance

If you’re a duty holder under the CDM Regulations (Client, Principal Contractor, Principal Designer etc) there’s a good chance you’re going to need a Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan and supporting documentation and systems – and that’s not the work of 5 minutes to produce!

We’ve been working with the CDM Regulations since they came into force and have acquired a wealth of experience on ‘notifiable’ major projects as the Principal Contractor’s HSE Lead on rail or utilities projects, and the CDM-C on healthcare projects, each valued in excess of £250m.

This projects included new build, change of use, and upgrades giving us unrivaled insight into the challenges you face and the elements that need to be considered during the all-important planning phase.

Strategies & Management Systems

If the thought of an accident at work or a visit from the HSE sends a shudder up your spine, chances are, you could use our help.

The aim of a management system is to manage business risks, prevent work-related injury and ill-health, data loss, effective and efficient resources management, ensure quality goods and services, and to demonstrate legal compliance to name but a few.

Imagine feeling calm and quietly confident knowing that you’ve got it covered.

We’ll work with you to ensure your systems are fit for purpose and legally compliant, create a benchmark for you to measure your success, capture areas for improvement, and provide an assurance to your customers and clients.

Our expertise covers the following subject areas:  Occupational Health and Safety including Wellbeing / Psychosocial Risks, Environmental, Quality, and Data Protection.

New Starter Company Induction

It’s exciting when a new worker joins your team or you’re about to get started on a new construction project.

It’s the perfect time to make everyone feel welcome and supported from the outset.

It’s all new to them.  New premises, new people, new boss and new policies for them to get their head around – and that’s before they’ve even been shown where they’ll be working!

Your New Starter Company Induction is much more than a ‘welcome to the business’ presentation.

It’s your opportunity to clearly set the tone and communicate your all-important company values, standards and expectations to everyone, saving you time and energy in a positive and consistent way.

With a joined-up approach incorporating HR, we can help you get it right, literally from Day One!

Policies, Procedures, Forms, Handbooks, etc

Every business needs to operate with effective, fit-for-purpose and relevant documents that support your operations instead of hindering them, and certainly isn’t paperwork for the sake of it or “**se covering exercises”.

If you need a suite of documents to bolster your management systems – from policies, procedures, documented processes and assorted forms – we can help.

So, whether that’s a bespoke document created just for you, an existing template that may require slight modification, or an example of what we use within our own business, get in touch.  

Your documents are important for audit purposes and may be required as evidence in legal proceedings.

We have a suite of documents that could help you, just click the button below for the next step.

If you know how we can help and you're ready to work with us....

Frequently Asked Questions

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I need a Health and Safety Policy, can you help?

Absolutely! 

We should be able to get it done within a few days, but we’ll need some information from you first.  

Schedule a free consultation and let’s talk.

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We've been told we need access to competent H&S advice, is this something you can help with?

Yes it is. 

Our consultants hold recognised H&S qualifications and their competence is maintained through CPD (continuing professional development).  They’re also members of professional organisations such is IOSH and IIRSM, and have to abide by their Standards and/or Codes of Conduct.

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Do you investigate workplace accidents?

Yes, we can do. 

Andrea’s conducted many accident / incident investigations over the years including some fairly serious ones. 

Our approach is not to apportion blame, we just want to find out what went wrong so that similar events don’t happen in the future. 

We also investigate incidents and close-calls.

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I'm worried we're not doing enough about mental health at work, can you help?

Absolutely.

If you need an overarching Health & Wellbeing strategy developing and implementing, we can work with you to do that. 

Maybe you need to undertake a stress risk assessment?  We can help with that.

If you want to consult your workers through a confidential and independent Health & Wellbeing survey, we’d be happy to help you with that.

And, we can provide certified Mental Health First Aid Training if that’s of interest to you too.

Book a free 30 minute consultation and we’ll discuss your options.

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We're thinking about going for ISO 9001 can you help?

Yes, definitely.

As Lead Auditors to the main ISO Standards we know what needs to be included in your policies, procedures and systems.  We’ve developed management systems from scratch for a number of clients in different industries.

Schedule a free 30 minute consultation, and let’s talk.

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Do you provide Health and Safety Training?

Yes, we do.

We provide a range of tailor-made SHEQ related training, and Adult Mental Health First Aid training under licence to MHFA (England).

Our training courses can be classroom-based or online.

We’ve been asked to create SHEQ Induction materials for new starters and ToolBox Talks.

If there’s a particular course you’re looking for and we don’t deliver it, we have a few contacts we’d happily recommend.

Send an email to hello@sheqworx.co.uk or book a free chat via the 30 minute consultation button below.