Health and Safety

The small print can often deliver the biggest penalty. We can all read, but human nature says we don’t always read everything, and, even if we do, we don’t always appreciate the meaning or context of words which can be confusing, technical and jargon-packed, not to say referring to legislation which might even have been evolving for centuries, and requires historic expertise.

Health and Safety legislation is ever-changing. In construction, and in the workplace, there’s a growing trend towards litigation – and that means there’s a need for specialist advice regardless of organisation or sector. Those penalties for failing to meet statutory obligations could result in unlimited fines, heavy compensation claims, risk of enforced action – and even imprisonment.

Our Health and Safety specialist services are tailored to meet the stringent legislative requirements of the construction industry and its processes. Our experience and knowledge of construction practice, and in-house Health and Safety expertise, enables us to act as Principal Designer for the purposes of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 and/or act as CDM Advisor to Clients and external design companies. 

Our construction services encompass: 

  • Principal Designer
  • CDM Advice
  • Environmental Management
  • Asbestos Management
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Workplace Services

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) places a primary duty on Company Directors and Managers to protect their employees and others from risks to their health and safety. With the ever-increasing liability on Company Directors and Managers to keep up to date and interpret the legislation in every day procedures, our specialist advice seeks to provide practical, efficient and cost effective measures to comply fully with the appropriate legislation.

Health and Safety in the workplace requires a wide understanding of the current legislation and it is our depth of experience and knowledge that can develop, enhance and audit management systems; embracing the overall strategy through to drafting and implementation. 

Our workplace services encompass:

  • Safety Consultancy Services
  • Fire Risk Management
  • Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
  • Training

Key Contacts

Phil Dimond

[email protected]

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