Find out how we can help your business:
Health & Safety Support Packages
Choose one of our Support Packages and we at Work Safe Scotland will act as your Competent Person ensuring you fulfil your legal requirement.
If you do not need on-going support because you manage this in-house but do require the occasional support then we offer the following services.
Workplace Training Courses
Accredited Training Courses at your place of work including: Health & Safety, Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, COSHH, Fire Safety and First Aid
Work Safe Scotland specialise in delivering tailored health and safety solutions and systems for businesses across the Scottish Borders.
Health and safety is just one of the many legal requirements of your Scottish Borders business. Work Safe Scotland Ltd provides specialist advice and training to ensure the health and safety Scottish Borders businesses have in place is both legally compliant and of the highest standard possible. We work with both small and medium sized enterprises to ensure they have health and safety successfully implemented in their workplaces. Your Scottish Borders business has to have certain health and safety elements in place and if you’re not sure where to begin or need guidance, Work Safe Scotland Ltd will work with you to ensure a fully structured and functioning health and safety infrastructure.
We provide outsourcing services which allows us to be your on-site health and safety person or we can simply offer different elements of our service, as and when you require them for your business.
Scottish Borders Health and Safety Solutions
The health and safety Scottish borders businesses need should ensure their workforce and their workplace are safe and compliant. We follow the same process with all of our clients to ensure they enjoy a quality level of service and get the solutions they need. Once you contact us for Scottish Borders health and safety solutions we will:
Assess and understand: every business is different and we pride ourselves on working in a versatile and flexible way, tailoring our services to different businesses. Your individual health and safety requirements will be assessed so we can provide the right solutions
Providing solutions: as above, once we know your needs and expectations we’ll put together solutions which work for you. It could be tailoring full health and safety support for your business, with us acting as an outsourced partner, or it could be setting up training and e-learning for your business.
Work together with you: we want to make health and safety a priority for your business, without interrupting your core business activities. We will work efficiently to put the right solutions in place, ensuring you are involved and kept up to date at all times.
Health and Safety Packages for your Scottish Borders Business
Work Safe Scotland Ltd is committed to being flexible to the needs of our Scottish Borders clients.
We work with you to find the solutions you need and we offer a range of packages so your business can benefit from the level of support it needs rather than paying for additional extras that may not be required. We offer pay as you go solutions, as well as training and e-learning solutions.
Scottish Borders Health and Safety Experts
We want to provide the health and safety expertise for your Scottish Borders business so you can focus on the day to day success of running your company. Our expertise can be delivered in a range of different ways, allowing you to find a solution which fully fits your business.
Contact us today to discuss the health and safety needs of your Scottish Borders business.
Select an option below to find out how we can help your business:
Health & Safety Management Systems
- The Foundations in Health & Safety
- Health & Safety Management Systems 1 – Policy
- Health & Safety Management Systems 2 – Organising
- Health & Safety Management Systems 3 – Planning
- Health & Safety Management Systems 4 – Measuring, audit and review
Accident & Incident Reduction Management (RIDDOR)
It is a requirement under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 that all accidents to employees or visitors are recorded and that accident records are retained for at least 3 Years.
- We provide consultation service to provide your organisation with an Accident & Incident Reduction Plan.
It is also worth thinking about the impact that a work-related injury could have on your department or team. For example, losing one employee for an extended period can have a dramatic impact on the workload and morale of the rest of the team.
By taking action to tackle the causes of accidents, near-misses, injury and poor health and safety in your workplace, you can prevent or reduce the impact of these problems on your organisation. The business case for health and safety (some of the more relevant case studies).
The moral/ethical case: For example tackling stress prevents ill health.
There is now convincing evidence that prolonged periods of stress, including work-related stress, have an adverse effect on health. Research provides strong links between stress and physical effects such as heart disease, back pain, headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances or various minor illnesses; and psychological effects such as anxiety and depression. Stress can also lead to other behaviours that are harmful to health, such as skipping meals, drinking too much caffeine or alcohol, or smoking.
Tackling the causes of stress before they lead to ill health can prevent this from happening.
Health & Safety Competent Persons
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999’ require employers to appoint an adequate number of competent persons to assist them in complying with their obligations under the health & safety law, unless the employer has sufficient knowledge to comply without assistance.
Workplace Risk Assessments
We provide full and comprehensive risk assessments bespoke to all activities, people and departments. Examples being:
- Working with Computers (DSE)
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Manual Handling
- Expectant Mothers
- Chemicals (COSHH)
- Electrical Safety
- Lone Working
- Young Persons
- Working At Heights
- And so much more
Risk Assessments – Controlling Workplace Hazards
- Workplace hazards and risk control
- Transport hazards and risk control
- Musculo-skeletal hazards and risk control
- Work Equipment hazards and risk control
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
- Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control
We will get your organisation ready for the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals.
GHS is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations. It is designed to replace the various classification and labelling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification & labelling on a global level.
It supersedes the relevant European Union (which has now implemented the United Nations’ GHS into EU Law).
The European Regulation on Classification, Labelling & Packaging of Substances and Mixtures came into force on 20 January 2009 in all EU Members States, including the UK. It is known by it’s abbreviated form, “The CLP Regulation” or just plain “CLP”.
The implementation process of “GHS” has already started and will run in parallel with the old CHIP system used in the UK until this point. This implementation of GHS into your Safety Data Sheets will be completed by 01st of June 2017, at which time the old system will have been phased out.
However, as manufacturers of chemicals will need to have the new “GHS” in place by 01st of June 2015, you will soon see more and more of the new “GHS” Safety Data Sheets.
Fire Risk Assessments
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff.
- In Scotland, requirements on general fire safety are covered in Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, supported by the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
- Fire Bill (Scotland) Act 2005 requires separate assessment of this risk
Directors and Managers:
- Are you not sure what your obligations are and not sure how to implement Health & Safety in your workplace.
- Do you have Health & Safety in-place but wonder why it’s failing and is it giving you a headache?
Well let us consult for you and engage with you and your employees to establish where you need help through an effective Health & Safety Management Plan.
Win contracts through effective tendering
- Ever wonder why you are not winning contracts?
- Have you thought about your organisation applying for contracts?
- We help you Win Contracts through our Systems that we can put in place for you
- We help you prepare for Tenders through effective PQQ’s. (Pre-Qualification Questions). Improve your Scores in PQQ’s.
- We get your organisation ready for CHAS Accreditation (Contractors Health & Safety Scheme)
- We get your organisation ready for Safe Contractor Scheme
- We get your organisation ready for ISO
Health & Safety - Provision of Information
Employers are required to provide employees with comprehensible and relevant information on the risks to health and safety identified by the risk assessments and on the preventative and protective measures employed. An effective way to do this is through Health & Safety Committee meetings.