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AMBER Consulting

25 Tyrley Close

Compton Ridge

Compton

Wolverhampton

West Midlands

WV6 8AP

 

Tel: 01902 758772

 

Mob: 07940 512814

Stephen Bennett

 

Mob: 07946 521092

Mark Walker

 

e-mail: info@amber-consulting.co.uk

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HEALTH & SAFETY

 

AMBER Consulting is committed to helping you deliver practical health and safety management arrangements in all aspects of occupational, health, safety and welfare.
 
Our aim is to raise the level of awareness, identify risks, implement the mechanics to control those risks and promote a good health and safety culture in your workplace.
 
 
AMBER Consulting will assist you in making your workplace a safer environment.
 
 
AMBER Consulting can provide you with the following services:
 
  •  Carry out Workplace Risk Assessments

 

  •  Carry out Fire Risk Assessments

 

  •  Carry out COSHH Assessments

 

  •  Carry out Manual Handling Risk Assessments

 

  •  Write a Health and Safety Policy Manual

 

  •  Carry out accident and incident investigations

 

  •  Health and Safety Training

 

  •  Health and Safety Management Auditing

 

  •  Audit against BS OHSAS 18001

 

 

AMBER Consulting can provide a bespoke service for your business, with all documentation, reports and handbooks done to your specific requirements, using simple terms and language.
 
For further details on the above services read on below.
 

 

For a free, no obligation Business Health Check, call AMBER Consulting now!

 

 

Risk Assessments

 

If you employ 5 or more employees then it is a legal requirement (The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992) to carry out and record risk assessments of your working practices. Whether you do not have the time, resource or knowledge, AMBER Consulting can take that burden away from yourselves and carry out the risk assessments on your behalf.
 

Risk assessment is at the heart of the legislation and is the key to achieving success in managing health and safety. The Regulations require that a "suitable and sufficient" risk assessment be carried out BEFORE work is started. If you have not fulfilled this most basic of requirements you are in breach of the law and may face enforcement action or even be prosecuted.

 

Risk assessment is the systematic examination of premises and working practices to identify hazards and to evaluate existing controls. A "suitable and sufficient" risk assessment will take all of the existing control measures into consideration and will make recommendations for changes and/or additional measures to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.

 

AMBER Consulting can provide comprehensive risk assessments to your business requirements.
 

    

Fire Risk Assessment

 

From the 1st October 2006 fire legislation changed and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came in to force. The responsible person for a building (all non domestic) is required to conduct a fire risk assessment.

 

All previous fire legislation was repealed or revoked, which includes the Fire Precautions Act 1971, the amended 1997 Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations plus 100 other pieces of fire related legislation. Fire certificates are now no longer valid.

 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is a fire risk assessment based

approach where the responsible person(s) for the premises or area where they

have control must decide how to address the risks identified, while meeting certain

requirements.

 

By adopting a fire risk assessment, the responsible person(s) is required to look at

how to prevent fire from occurring in the first place, by removing or reducing

hazards and risks (ignition sources) and then put control measures in place to

ensure that people are adequately protected if a fire were still to occur. Therefore the main emphases of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is to move towards fire prevention.

 

The fire risk assessment must also take into consideration the effect a fire may have on anyone in or around your premises plus neighbouring property. The building fire risk assessment is required to be kept under regular review (it is a living document).

 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 apples to all non-domestic properties, including voluntary organisations and is subject to monitoring and, where appropriate, enforcement by the Local Authority Fire Service (LAFS).

 

AMBER Consulting offer a full Fire Risk Assessment to take the stress and responsibility of carrying out a Fire Assessment of your premises away from you.
 
REMEMBER: Not only is fire a killer, many businesses never recover from the effects of a fire.
 

 

COSHH Assessments

 

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk, so the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. You, as an employer, have to protect both employees and others who may be exposed by complying with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)

 

If you as an employer fail to adequately control hazardous substances, your employees or others may become ill. Effects from hazardous substances range from mild eye irritation to chronic lung disease or, on occasions, death.

 

This may:

 

a)     result in lost productivity to your business;

 

b)     leave you liable to enforcement action, including prosecution under COSHH Regulations;

 

c)     result in civil claims from your employees.

 

 

Hazardous substances include:

 

1)     substances used directly in work activities (e.g. adhesives, paints, cleaning agents etc.);

 

2)     substances generated during work activities (e.g. fumes from soldering and welding);

 

3)     naturally occurring substances (e.g. grain dust);

 

4)     biological agents such as bacteria and other micro-organisms.

 

 

A recorded assessment of all hazardous substances used in your workplace is required.

 

AMBER Consulting can assist in or carry out COSHH Assessments of hazardous substances within your workplace.

 

    

Manual Handling Risk Assessments

 

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Health & Safety Policy Manual

 

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Accident & Incident Investigations

 

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Health & Safety Training

 

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Health & Safety Management Auditing

 

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BS OHSAS 18001

 

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