Health & Safety

 

Health & Safety is a fundamental part of all businesses these days and can be complex. Most of the legislation falls under the The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

Am I responsible?

The law 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.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

What do I need to do?

The law says that as an employer you must assess and control the risks in your workplace.

You need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm.

If you have five or more employees you must write down what you’ve found. That record should include:

  • the hazards (things that may cause harm)
  • how they may harm people
  • what you are already doing to control the risks

You must review and update this record, for example if anything changes.

H&S Risk Assessments

The law 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.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

Policy Writing

The law 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.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

H&S Consultant

The law 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.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

How can we help?

Salvum Ltd have a wealth of expertise in this field and our experienced consultants will carry out a comprehensive assessment or be your consultant.

 

Our services include the following:

 

  • Health & Safety Risk Assessments
  • Competent Health & Safety Consultant
  • Construction Site Health & Safety Consultant
  • Asbestos Surveys
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Legionella Risk Assessments
  • Online Health & Safety Portal to store and remind you of upcoming tasks

SSIP Accreditation

 

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is the mutual recognition scheme for occupational health and safety standards particularly within construction. SSIP facilitates mutual recognition between health and safety pre-qualification schemes saving time, effort and cost of multiple certifications.

 

How can Salvum help?

Well, we can undertake the paperwork for you and submit this to the relevant scheme you wish to join. We’ll even fill in the gaps and make sure you’ll pass the rigorous (slightly tedious) application.

 

Where we’ve had to fill in a gap with a risk assessment form or procedure we’ll send this back to you with full instructions of how to use it. We’ve even got training modules for you to complete should you need to.

 

Click on each scheme to find out more details…

CHAS

 

CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.​

 

CHAS Under 5 PAYE Application £250+VAT

CHAS 5 and over PAYE Application £450+VAT

CHAS Premium Plus £ Price on application

CHAS Premium (CAS) £ Price on application

 

Membership fee is paid separately and on top of our fee*

Safe Contractor

 

Alcumus SafeContractor is the market-leading health & safety accreditation system, helping contractors and organisations become healthier, safer, and stronger.

 

Safe Contractor Application £350+VAT

 

Membership fee is paid separately and on top of our fee*

SMAS

 

SMAS Worksafe is a registered member Scheme of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP).

 

SMAS Application £350+VAT

 

Membership fee is paid separately and on top of our fee*

Constructionline

 

Working with construction buyers and suppliers for 20 years – they work closely with their partners and have a deep understanding of buyers’ needs.

 

Constructionline Silver Application £350+VAT

Constructionline Gold Application – £POA
Membership fee is paid separately and on top of our fee*

Acclaim Accreditation

 

Acclaim Accreditation is our Health and Safety accreditation service provided by Supplier Assessment Services. This involves an online assessment of your company’s Health and Safety documentation and work activities as an independent competent assurance of the systems you have in place.

 

Acclaim Application £350+VAT in addition to Constructionline application costs

 

Membership fee is paid separately and on top of our fee*

Achilles

 

Achilles and SSIP share a dedication to promoting health and safety for construction workers, as well as reducing unnecessary cost and confusion in supply chain assurance. To meet SSIP standards, approved suppliers must demonstrate their capability to manage health and safety for the activities they carry out.

 

Achilles Application £POA

 

Membership fee is paid separately and on top of our fee*

FAQs

We’ve been asked may questions but here’s a few…

How quickly can the assessment be undertaken?

We can normally be onsite within a few days and have the report to you within 2-3 working days of the assessment date.

Who is responsible?

The law 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.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

What must I do?

The law says that as an employer you must assess and control the risks in your workplace.

You need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm.

If you have five or more employees you must write down what you’ve found. That record should include:

  • the hazards (things that may cause harm)
  • how they may harm people
  • what you are already doing to control the risks

You must review and update this record, for example if anything changes.

How do I pay?

There are NO UPFRONT FEES. Payment is required prior to release of the report. We undertake all work prior to payment in good faith and payment is required when the reports are ready to be sent to you.

We accept payment by Debit Card, Credit Card, Bank Transfer (online banking) or Cheque. Whichever is easiest.

Alternatively, if you are Limited Company or LLP you’re now able to choose how (and when) you pay us.

• Choose how you want to pay – you can split the cost over up to 3 monthly payments. You can always pay the full balance early anytime with no hidden fees.

• The first 30 days are always interest free – after that, you pay a small amount of interest for the extra time (Normally 3.33% representative monthly).

T&Cs Apply and subject to lending criteria and a 5 min application with finance provider, please ask me for more details. Only available to companies.

Is it a legal requirement to have a Health & Safety Risk Assessment?

Yes, If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

Are you a member of any associations?

Yes. All our consultants are NEBOSH, IOSH or equivalently qualified.

Do you undertake remedial works?

No we don’t. We are an independent consultancy. We feel that undertaking remedial works can be seen as a conflict of interest and therefore compromise our advice.

Does Salvum hold Insurance?

Yes we do. We hold Professional Indemnity Insurance which safe guards our advice. We also hold Public Liability Insurance and Employers Liability Insurance as standard. Our certificate is available upon request.

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Pricing

We've got a pricing plan for every circumstance, below is just examples but we understand that, just like you, every company is different so all prices are bespoke to the needs of the company.

 
Plan
  • SERVICES
  • Health & Safety Audit Review
  • Template Risk Assessments
  • Online Portal
  • Telephone/Email Support
  • Named Health & Safety Advisor
  • Onsite Health & Safety Risk Assessm...
  • Policy Writing
  • Bespoke Risk Assessments
  • Onsite Support
  • Dedicated Health & Safety Consultan...
  •  
 
Essentials

Keeping you compliant and having the support you need.

  •  
  • Health & Safety Audit Review
  • Template Risk Assessments
  • Online Portal
  • Telephone/Email Support
  • Named Health & Safety Advisor
  • Onsite Health & Safety Risk Assessm...
  • Policy Writing
  • Bespoke Risk Assessments
  • Onsite Support
  • Dedicated Health & Safety Consultan...
  • Starting at

    £30

    a month

Salvum recommends
Standard

Perfect for small offices, retail units, warehouses and small commercial properties.

  •  
  • Health & Safety Audit Review
  • Template Risk Assessments
  • Online Portal
  • Telephone/Email Support
  • Named Health & Safety Advisor
  • Onsite Health & Safety Risk Assessm...
  • Policy Writing
  • Bespoke Risk Assessments
  • Onsite Support
  • Dedicated Health & Safety Consultan...
  • Starting at

    £70

    a month

 
Premium

Ideal for larger workforces undertaking manual working.

  •  
  • Health & Safety Audit Review
  • Template Risk Assessments
  • Online Portal
  • Telephone/Email Support
  • Named Health & Safety Advisor
  • Onsite Health & Safety Risk Assessm...
  • Policy Writing
  • Bespoke Risk Assessments
  • Onsite Support
  • Dedicated Health & Safety Consultan...
  • Starting at

    £199

    a month

 
Premium +

Dedicated Contstruction Health & Safety Consultant for builders, project managers and architects.

  •  
  • Health & Safety Audit Review
  • Template Risk Assessments
  • Online Portal
  • Telephone/Email Support
  • Named Health & Safety Advisor
  • Onsite Health & Safety Risk Assessm...
  • Policy Writing
  • Bespoke Risk Assessments
  • Onsite Support
  • Dedicated Health & Safety Consultan...
  • Starting at

    £500

    a month

Spreading the cost is subject to status. Various payment options available depending on status. Please contact us for further details.

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