The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Managment of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, place a number of legal duties on the employer
A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage Health and Safety. By appointing an experienced competent Chartered professional, you are ensuring your legally required duties, under Regulation 7 of The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, will be carried out.
You will have direct access to competent ongoing support, in times of an emergency or when you just need some friendly advice.
We will provide you with the LCS team’s competency certifications that will be key business documents when tendering for new business or applying for accreditations that require an appointed competent person responsible for Health and Safety.
For more information about appointing an experienced Chartered professional please Contact Us direct.
Audits are an essential part of any successful business, not only do they provide the legal framework for compliance, they also lay the foundations for continuous improvement and give the organisation a competitive advantage. It further demonstrates you are committed and serious to your clients, tenants, employees, customers, accreditors and all other stakeholders. It’s a chance to highlight business successes and promote opportunities.
The scope of the 3rd party audit is to provide a clear indication of how the system for managing Health and Safety, along with key critical compliance issues, are being implemented at both site level and management level.
We provide you a more accurate review that is non-biased, identifying areas for improvement and potential weaknesses. Reviewing key statutory compliance, controls, competency, communication and cooperation. It can further assist your in-house Health and Safety team for any further improvement.
This can assist in enhancing your company’s credentials. If you are bidding or pitching to potential new clients or looking into a new business, knowing that you have the adequate controls in place, that you are adhering to current regulations and eliminating the risk of injury in the workplace will protect your people. An external compliance audit will ultimately benefit the business.
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 states: employers with 5 or more employees have legal obligation to prepare a policy and employees must be aware of the policy. Your unique legally required policy and statement of intent sets out how you will manage Health and Safety throughout the organisation.
Reflective of your business, industry type, size and your practices, it demonstrates your attitude, steps, arrangements and systems in place to ensure you are complying with legislation and keeping your people healthy and safe.
We assist you in writing and setting your policy for implementation, continual improvement and lasting business success.
For more information regarding your legally required Health and Safety policy and Statement of Intent, specific to your business Contact Us direct.
It is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person to make an assessment of the Health and Safety risks arising out of their work. The purpose of the assessment is to identify what needs to be done to control risks: Regulation 3 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Risk assessments must be reviewed annually, or when a material change takes place, and be recorded.
You may need extra help or advice if you do not have sufficient experience or knowledge in-house and if the risks are complex.
We assist you in making them specific and deliver a sensible and effective process for making them understandable and digestible to your employees.
You are probably already taking steps to protect your employees, but your risk assessment will help you decide whether you have covered all your aspects.
It is a legal requirement that all employees of a business have access to sufficient Health and Safety information. It is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that the policies and procedures of your organisation are communicated.
As part of our offering we provide clients with tailored employee handbooks. Our comprehensive handbooks are in full colour and can be branded with your company logo.
Typically, our handbook will include the following key issues:
We customise the content to meet your specific requirements.
By appointing experts, you’re ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible.
We support and assist you in a variety of :
Your investigation findings will also provide essential information for authorities, courts and your insurers in the event of a claim.