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Competent Person

Under Regulation 7 of the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999, as an employer, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety legal obligations. 

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Comp Person

Eden Health and Safety can take this responsibility off you, by providing your business comprehensive and affordable services and competent person packages for businesses of all sizes.

​My basic (on demand) service package starts from £75/pcm which means you can reduce your overheads by not employing a full-time member of staff to deal solely with health and safety issues, and have that reassurance of being able to ask for expert help and advice when you need it.

Hiring a retained Competent Person will give you peace of mind that professional advice is available 

when you need it, that your legal duties are covered and you are providing your employees with a safe working environment.

 

All packages include​:

  • Certificate of Service

  • 7 Day a Week Availability 

  • 12 Months Telephone & Email Support

  • Health and Safety Legislation Updates

  • Annual Health and Safety Review

Pricing

Fees are calculated on the number of employees, size of premises, and complexity (risk level) of the business.
Competitive & Flexible | Annual Contracts | Project Consultancy & Support
Each package can be adapted for your own particular business requirements. Please contact us for a free consultation.
 

*Unlimited advice via phone, email  or online is restricted to advice only. Any additional enquiry that leads to 20 minutes of work will be invoiced accordingly at the agreed rate.

Consultancy Pay as you Go.

We also have an hourly and daily rate if you just need help now and again, project work or with additional assistance to your contract package.

  • Hourly Rate: £45

  • Full Day Rate: £450

*Travel cost may apply if outside the EH or CA postcode,

Health and Safety Compliance Review (Audit)

From £349.00

So that I may provide you with the correct level of service, It is essential that your current level of compliance is established before I am appointed as your competent person.

 

This is done by a comprehensive workplace site inspection and a review (audit) of your current health and safety documents.

 

A full compliance audit and site inspection is included in the standard and management package.
 

Following the review a report is written with you compliance level, identified issues and an action plan, which I will support you with as your appointed competent person. 

​Each plan is flexible and additional services can be added which were identified from the review, for example; fire risk assessment, COSHH assessments, DSE assessments, Essential training videos… or they can be paid for separately 

  • Risk Assessments & Method Statements
    The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to take “reasonably practicable” precautions in various areas to safeguard employees. To do this an assessment of the risks and the steps needed to remove or reduce them needs to be made. Under the Health and Safety regulations, if you have 5 or more employees, written risk assessments must be carried out by a ‘competent person’ who has been appointed by the employer. This can be the employer themselves, an appointed employee or a third party, such as myself. Young Persons & Expectant Mothers Remember, if you have any person working for you (even for work experience) who is under 18yo, or you have an employee who is an expectant mother, a Young Person's or Expectant Mother risk assessment is mandatory. Risk assessments must be readily available to all employees, kept up to date and reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Health and Safety Policy & Statement
    The Health and Safety Policy under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 says that every business must have a policy for managing health and safety. A health and safety policy sets out your general approach to health and safety. It explains how you, as an employer, will manage health and safety in your business. It should clearly say who does what, when and how. A policy is only effective if acted upon and followed by you and your employees.
  • Online H&S Management Portal
    SafeSmart is our chosen and dedicated online H&S management portal for managing your: Risk assessments COSHH assessments H&S polices and procedures Safety audits Asset (plant & equipment) register ​ It is also used for: Reporting incident & accidents E.Learning CPD courses
  • Health & Safety Audit
    Every business must observe statutory obligations, when it comes to the management of health and safety within the workplace. ​ What is a Safety Audit? A health and safety audit is a comprehensive inspection of how a business is best managing and meeting its statutory duties. The best way to view it, is to compare it to a car MOT, where all aspects of health and safety for the business are inspected, including; safe working practices, working environment, welfare facilities and H&S documentation. At the end of the inspection (audit), a compliance level is established. After the assessment, you will receive a verbal report, followed by a full written report, which will outline in detail the findings of the inspection with appropriate recommendations. *Prices vary depending on size premises, number of employees and complexity of the business. Discount available on multiple property businesses.
  • Health and Safety Site Inspection
    As an employer, you have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and anyone else who might be affected by your activities. Carrying out regular workplace safety inspections is like a service on your car. This has two benefits for your business - firstly, it is a key way of monitoring your health and safety compliance level, with regards to safe working practices and site safety. Secondly, it is an ideal tool for identifying and addressing significant hazards early on. Workplace inspections are a practical way of keeping on top of potential problems before they arise. My workplace inspection service enables you to take a proactive approach to Health and Safety compliance, therefore ensuring excellent Health and Safety standards and conformity. ​ Eden Health and Safety, offer friendly, professional and comprehensive workplace safety inspections which will highlight any Health and Safety issues. I can then work with you and your managers, ensuring that you fully understand any findings and the steps you need to take so you are compliant with your statutory Health, Safety and Welfare duties. ​ Safety Inspections should always be carried out by someone who is competent to identify relevant hazards and risks, and who can assess the circumstances.
  • Incident/Accident Investigation
    Employers have a statutory requirement to report and investigate certain workplace incidents, accidents and dangerous occurrences to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Eden Health and Safety can carry out a thorough workplace accident/incident investigation and report on any accident/incident in compliance with the RIDDOR regulations on your behalf. A workplace accident investigation is used to determine the cause of any accident and identify any failings of the health and safety management system/arrangements. It allows measures to be put into place and management procedures to be amended in order to prevent a re-occurrence of the accident/incident. what you need to know: Reporting accidents and incidents at work What we do to support you: Report the incident on behalf of you to the HSE Attend the accident scene and carry out a thorough investigation (collect evidence, take statements etc...) Prepare a full investigation report identifying root cause Provide action plan to reduce the likely hood of a re-occurrence . Provide on-going support and advice until the action plan has been actioned. Please note this service can be included as part of any of our 'competent person packages.' If you are in doubt, we can advise you if the accident/incident is a RIDDOR and needs to be reported and investigated, in accordance with the RIDDOR regulations. Phone: 07425 142 821 if you require further information or advice.
  • Fire Risk Assessments
    Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, if you are an employer, landlord or owner of a commercial premises you then have a legal duty to ensure fire safety within your business. If you employ 5 or more people, legally you must have a written Fire Risk Assessment (FRA). What is a Fire Risk Assessment? ​ The aim of a Fire Risk Assessment is to identify potential fire hazards within a workplace, building or from work activities carried out. It also assesses the risk to life of those occupying the building and makes recommendations to eliminate or mitigate the identified risks by identifying suitable control measures. *Prices will vary depending on size of premises, number of employees, risk level of the business.
  • COSHH Assessments
    The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002 states the responsibilities of employers in the control of hazardous substances. The regulations cover: chemicals; fumes; vapours; dusts; germs that cause diseases; gases and biological agents. The law requires you to adequately control exposure to materials in the workplace that cause ill health. Eden Health and Safety can assist with carrying out COSHH assessments on all chemicals used within your business.
  • DSE Assessments
    The Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 apply to workers dependent on DSE devices to work, whether they are based in the office, working from home, remote working, or working offsite or using tablets for carrying out work tasks. Employees meet DSE assessment requirement if the user meets the following criteria: They use DSE on a daily basis; They use DSE for an hour or more at a time; They could not do their job without DSE. Prolonged use of computer workstations and display screen equipment (DSE) can lead to pain and discomfort of the neck, shoulders, back or arms, along with stress, fatigue and temporary eyestrain. Eden Health and Safety, will review your employees DSE assessments, carrying out follow-up phone or face to face consultations with individual employees where DSE issues are identified.
Services & Prices
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SmartLog

Smartlog from SafeSmart is our chosen and dedicated online H&S management system for managing your:

 

  • Risk assessments

  • COSHH assessments

  • H&S polices and procedures

  • Safety audits

  • Asset (plant & equipment) register 

It is also used for:

  • Reporting incident & accidents

  • E.Learning CPD courses 

from as little as £45/pcm*

*price dependent on size of business and number of employees. 

Providing your business with a comprehensive and affordable Health and Safety consultancy service.

Please contact me for an informal chat to see how I can help you with your Health and Safety requirements.

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