Appointing a competent person to manage your health & safety duties is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
For SMEs who often do not have the resource or expertise internally, a supporting Health & Safety Consultant like 2SB can quickly assess and meet your needs whilst being a cost effective solution. Using 2SBs health & safety services also offers peace of mind for business owners, who can be confident that they have taken the correct legal action in the unfortunate event of an accident or workplace injury.
2SB provide a range of health & safety services to SMEs across London, Kent and Sussex. If your business requires someone to act as your competent person for health and safety matters, or if you just need some initial health & safety guidance, we can help you.
Consultation – initial fact-finding conversation on the phone or in person to understand your specific health & safety needs
Proposal – when we understand what your needs are, we will produce a proposal to outline our support programme
Audit – an initial audit to determine the level to which health & safety is being practiced in the business
Procedures – development of the policies, procedures and documentation required to strengthen your system
Ongoing compliance – periodic visits to ensure that health & safety arrangements continue to be applied in practice
All businesses, no matter what their activities, are required to have systems in place to protect the safety and health of their employees. The complexity of the management system will depend on the activities being undertaken, and the risks they present. 2SB can make sure you meet your obligations by:
At 2SB our implementation costs are calculated by the number of days the implementation will take, and are based on the number of standards which you wish to implement at the same time.
The first part of the process is for us to understand how much you already have in place. Once contacted, we will ask a few key questions to understand your business before creating a proposal outlining costs and timeframes. Costs can range from £3000 to around £10000 depending on the size of your organisation, how many standards you require, the complexity of your processes and the amount of internal resource you can allocate.
In addition to consultancy costs there are the costs of certification. These are calculated on a daily rate by the Certification Body and depend on the size of your organisation, the complexity of your activities and the number of standards you want certified.
In order to remain certified you will have to pay for annual surveillance visits as well as every third year for the costs of recertification. Costs from a certification body can vary from around £800 upwards per day.