Health & Safety Consultancy Services
Protek(UK) Consultancy Services provide assistance, guidance and support to Clients ensuring they discharge their duties effectively under the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 and all other subordinate Health and Safety Legislation.
We support Clients to not only achieve legal compliance but to meet good and best practice where reasonably practicable. Our health and safety consultancy services include:
Electrical Safety Consultancy and Advise
Safety Policy writing and review
Support in developing Safe Systems of Work, Risk Assessments and Safety Method Statements
Development of Safety Management Systems
Development of Construction Phase Plans for Principal Contractors
Site, factory and general workplace safety inspections
Auditing of practices and systems
Electrical Safety Consultancy
We provide consultancy services for organisations that are concerned about the safety of their electrical installations. We can help your business to avoid technical pitfalls, minimise complaints, decrease costs and most importantly, enhance safety.
Protek(UK) is focused on the promise of providing your buildings with Safety, Quality and Compliance.
Our Electrical Consultants have more than 17 years of experience and have worked with a variety of clients, ranging from Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Central Government Departments and Energy Companies.
We have a multi-fuel approach that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. This include :
Safety Health Checks
A health check is a primary analysis that helps us to evaluate your processes for the safe management of electrical work.
The purpose of the Gap Analysis is identifying weaknesses in the delivery of service.
This audit identifies skills gaps that are prevalent within the electrical management processes.
Quality Control Programmes
By the implementation of a quality control programme your business will gain control over your onsite quality performance.
It will also re-affirm that all risks are managed in a structured format.
Technical Inspection Visits
We can provide a bespoke technical inspection service if your business has a one-off issue with any electrical installation that requires an independent advice from an expert body.
Policies and Procedures
We have introduced an innovative way of developing ‘Policies and Procedures’ for our clients and their contractors.
The outcome provides specific guidance to ensure that the electrical management processes have been correctly implemented.
We report back to our clients on the quality of the physical work undertaken and the documentation produced.
We also assist each organisation to set realistic but challenging contract KPIs. Throughout the duration of any audit programme we track trends on performance and produce action plans for sustained improvements.
Construction Safety Services, Advice and Site Safety Inspections
Management cycle auditing is an essential tool to check that what your policies and procedures are saying that our company should do are actually happening and if they are not happening then why not?
Protek(UK) currently carry out workplace audits for many of our clients. This can mean auditing safety management systems that have been put in place initially by Protek(UK) or by developing a clients existing safety management system. Protek(UK) base our workplace audits around the interactive four stage management system method used in business for the control and continual improvement of process and procedures, known as P.D.C.A (Plan – Do – Check – Act).
During this stage we will work with you to establish the objective of the audit, whilst familiarising ourselves with the system we will audit.
This is the implementation phase for the agreed plan. We look at how the current system works against the agreed plan.
We will study the results of the “Do” stage to see where there are differences from the plan, identifying compliance and non-compliance.
Any improvements identified in the check stage must be made. Our Consultant can advise on the level of improvements that will satisfy legislation and also assist you in preparing an action plan which identifies timelines for delivery of the improvements.
Where there have been issues of non-compliance Protek(UK) will work with the client to establish why non-compliance has occurred and assist in developing solutions where required. Having an external audit of your workplace can help you to know that you have everything in order to protect your business and your staff. For more details contact our team so that we can assist you in monitoring, maintaining or improving health and safety standards in your workplace.
Construction Safety Advise
We work with many types of organisations from sole traders to multi-million pound contracting organisations, but regardless who or how big you are our service is always professional, friendly, efficient and easy to access.
We offer a number of different services to contractors including site safety inspections, formulation of Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans, assistance with traffic management and fire safety planning, toolbox talks, contractors pre-qualification and many other aspects which enable Principal Contractors and Sub-contractors to ensure their sites and activities are safe.
If you require assistance with maintaining or improving health and safety standards on your sites contact Protek(UK).
Site Safety Inspections
As a client organisation employing contractors to construct, refurbish, fit out or demolish your buildings how do you ensure that the project is being managed in a safe manner? Likewise, as a contractor, you need to be confident that your sites are safe and unlikely to be subject to extra costs and delays due to poor safety standards and ensure you create a safe working environment for your operatives and sub–contractors on site.
More and more client organisations and contractors are now appointing Protek(UK) to provide site safety inspections on their sites in order to gauge the level of safety management and help their site management team to bring health & safety to the forefront of their minds.
We should all be aware of the cost of accidents. It is not just the injury to individuals that has to be taken into account but also the loss of productivity, the cost of the investigation, the onerous liquidation damages incurred should a project over-run as well as the potential fine if a subsequent prosecution is successful along with a loss of reputation.
The objective of a site safety inspection is to ensure that policies and procedures are being implemented and management controls are achieving the required standards, as well as identifying hazardous conditions and preventing these escalating into incidents. The findings of the inspection can then be used to instigate corrective processes to improve operations and conditions.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 Section 2 (2) states:
It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of all his employees.
To ensure that this requirement is adhered to the inspection process plays a vital role in monitoring the health and safety culture on a site and ensuring that any discrepancies are identified and procedures put in place to rectify them.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 goes on to impose further specific legal requirements on all employers to carry out monitoring of their work place. Regulation 5 states:
Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation control, monitoring and review of the preventative and protective measures.
Prior to a Site Safety Inspection taking place the following questions should be asked:
What needs inspecting?
Who will carry out the inspection?
When will these inspections be carried out?
How will these inspections be carried out?
What timescale will be put on remedial action?
How will the findings of the inspection be followed up?
For any health and safety inspection to be successful certain criteria must be adhered to. Firstly the person carrying out the inspection must have the necessary knowledge and experience. The scope of the inspection should be predetermined and a checklist compiled to assist the inspection.
Prior to carrying out an inspection any previous reports should be analysed. Questions should be asked of relevant parties, and assumptions should never be made. A report of the findings should be made and distributed to all relevant parties. Any findings should be followed up and a timescale should be allocated for remedial action. Finally corrective action must be taken with regards dangerous conditions and unsafe behaviour immediately to prevent an unsafe condition resulting in injury.
Protek(UK) carry out Site Safety Inspections for a number of clients over a vast spectrum of working environments. Our site safety inspectors have the necessary knowledge and experience to provide our clients with a true indication of the safety culture which exists on their site and also we have the expertise to advise on remedial action to rectify any problems.