Health and Safety Compliance

Health and safety prosecutions are becoming more common, with increases in fines and even imprisonment for breaches in health and safety compliance. Penalties for non-compliance include unlimited fines against the business and/or individuals and prosecution, leading to reputation damage and possibly loss of business.

Employers have a duty in law to protect their employees from harm while in employment and to provide a comfortable, safe environment in which to perform their duties.

Companies should have a health and safety management system in place and review it periodically, in particular, the way in which their activities are managed and organised by senior management.

Health and Safety Compliance Audit:

Health and Safety Compliance audits assist businesses in assessing the effectiveness of health and safety management systems and ensure that all aspects of managing risks in the workplace are monitored.

Walker Health & Safety Services offers comprehensive health and safety compliance auditing which are carried out in accordance with the requirements of UK legislation and the principles contained in the Health & Safety Executive guidance on health and safety management systems, HSG65 – Successful Health and Safety Management.

Contact us for a Health and Safety Compliance Audit of your health and safety management system.

CHAS Application:

Are you looking to register with CHAS with a view to becoming CHAS accredited? improve your chance of winning tenders & profitable contracts?

CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme for the construction industry, and often acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process. The purpose of CHAS is to help both buyers and suppliers in the assessment of health and safety competence.

We have helped many businesses with their CHAS application and like to make the process as easy as possible. We do the hard work for you!

The CHAS Registration Assessment does not assess health and safety competence for specific types of work activities but concentrates on fundamental health and safety management and compliance issues as they apply to the work you undertake.

The list below shows the main areas that will be assessed by a CHAS Health and Safety Assessor as part of your CHAS application process, remember, in all cases plenty of documented evidence and worked examples must be provided with your completed CHAS application form to become a CHAS compliant contractor:

Contact us if you would like to proceed with a CHAS application.

Safe Contractor Application:

The Safe Contractor scheme provides a health and safety audit service for contractors who want to reassure their clients that health and safety is being handled correctly and sufficiently on their sites. Safe Contractor has nearly 30k accredited members and over 370 major clients.

Once approved, contractors are entered onto the Safe Contractor prequalification database where clients can browse not only their own approved contractor list much more efficiently but can also view and source contractors by location and work activity ensuring only compliant organisation’s are transacted with.

A Safe contractor will help your business to grow:

  • They offer a member benefits package full of support, guidance and discounts from big brands.
  • It brings value to your business. It emphasises to potential clients that you are taking your health, safety and wellbeing obligations seriously.
  • Companies and organisations will find you looking for Safe Contractors from the official database.

How can Walker Health and Safety Services help?

The application process can seem quite daunting and is often a lengthy process but do not worry, our expert consultants can take this hassle away from you.

Safe Contractor requires some very specific documents and training that you may not already have in place. We will identify these gaps and provide you with support and guidance in ensuring that you’re deemed compliant and remain so in accordance with the accreditation body.

Contact us if you would like to proceed with the Safe Contractor application.

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