Callsafe Services Limited

Callsafe Services
Consultancy Services Health & Safety Policy and Procedures
Current health and safety legislation progressively demands that safety procedures and safety plans are clearly documented. To that end Callsafe Services Ltd is experienced in the preparation and development of the following:-

Company Safety Policy
The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 requires any company that employs more than 5 people must have a written policy in respect of their health and safety. Callsafe Services Ltd will investigate the way in which a company operates and after agreement with the management, write the policy on safety and health. In this way clients have clear ownership of the policy.

Health and Safety Procedures
Health and Safety Procedures which are tailored to the client’s needs are produced so that standards of accident prevention are clearly defined, together with the machinery for their implementation.

Permits to Work
Permit to work systems are a familiar management tool used to enhance the safety of hazardous operations. Consultants can develop the permit to work system tailored to each company and covering such areas as:-

·         Confined Space Entry
·         Mechanical and Electrical Isolation
·         Hot Works
·         Excavation
·         Temporary Works
·         Works Commencement Certificates

Safety Handbooks
Employees safety handbooks are used as a reference by employees who have to work to the standards defined by the safety procedures. These are produced as an extension of the safety procedures and complete the package of documentation required.

Safety Audits
Safety audits are carried out in a number of different ways and at a variety of levels within client organisations.

Management Safety Audits
Consultants will visit the client’s premises and will evaluate the way in which the Company is structured with regard to the management of safety and health issues. The audit will consider such matters as:-

·         the existence and quality of the safety policy, published safety procedures and other safety instructions which may have
been established.
·         the understanding that managers and non-supervisory staff have of their responsibilities towards accident prevention and occupational ill-health.
·         the way in which senior management monitor the company performance in safety and health.

At the conclusion of each audit, a comprehensive report is submitted to the client.

Workplace Inspections
Consultants visit premises as a one-off exercise or at agreed intervals in order to carry out workplace inspections in conjunction with the local management. A report is issued for action by the site management. During such visits, time is devoted to discussing future operations and assisting with the planning so that hazards can be anticipated and avoided. If required, Callsafe Services Ltd place consultants on premises on a full time basis for both long and short term commissions.

Risk Assessments
Safety legislation requires formal assessments to be carried out in a wide variety of areas. Callsafe Services Ltd provides expertise to make such assessments in areas such as:-

·         Work at heights
·         Traffic management
·         Working around and over water
·         Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
·         Manual Handling
·         Display Screen Equipment (Visual Display Units)
·         Noise
·         Workplace Health and Safety
·         Work Equipment
·         Asbestos
·         Fire

Note that this is a non-exhaustive list, please contact us for further information.

All assessments are presented in a way which suits the client’s needs and if requested is carried out using the client’s risk assessment criteria and paperwork systems.

Specialist Services

Office Health Check
Even in high risk industries where the office environment is regarded as relatively safe and healthy, significant time is being lost due to accidents and occupational ill-health. Added to those risks is the ever present risk of fire.

Callsafe Services Ltd is experienced in conducting a wide range of audits and inspections and in steering employers towards a safe and healthy working environment.

Health and Safety for Small Contractors
This is a package designed to suit the needs of small contractors. It provides all of the elements required by small contractors relieving them of the nausea of health and safety paperwork leaving them free to run the business, whilst in no way reducing their involvement or authority. The package includes:-

  • Health and Safety Policy (writing or review)
  • Health and Safety Procedures (writing and amendment)
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Regular Site Inspection
  • General Support

Health and Safety for Construction Professionals
Outside of the office, the risks to construction professionals are under the control of contractors or others. This however does not relieve the management of those people of their duty to ensure their health and safety. This package for construction professionals provides the advice and support to assist in the execution of that duty. The package includes:-

  • Health and Safety Policy and Procedures (writing or review)
  • Health and Safety Site Audits and Inspections
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Office Audits
We currently supply the above services to construction client, designer and contractor organisations and facilities management. Our most significant current clients for these services are McDonald’s Restaurants Limited and McDonalds Europe, but other contractor and designer organisations are also supported, either as part of an annual support agreement or a specifically defined workscope.

 

Construction (Design & Management) Regulations

Callsafe Services Ltd is one of the foremost construction health and safety consultants in the UK. We aim to instil exemplar standards across all our services to attain the highest of health and safety criteria but with a realistic and pragmatic approach.

Callsafe Services Ltd have been involved in the construction industry since before CDM 1994, acted as Planning Supervisors, CDM co-ordinators, and are currently assisting our range of clients with their policies for compliance with CDM2015 Regulations. We are also performing the duties of Principal Designer on projects and providing our clients with project health and safety and CDM2015 assistance (CDM Advisor).

Principal Designer and CDM Advisor
Our extensive experience in carrying out CDM Co-ordinator duties, and now, Principal Designer  duties and CDM Advisor services in both building (including demolition and refurbishment) and civil engineering work provides invaluable assistance to clients.

Callsafe Services Limited provides a totally independent service without any conflict of interest so that the client’s interests are paramount.

Callsafe Services Ltd are a Registered Principal Designer and CDM Advisor Practice with the Association for Project Safety (APS), so can demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement of our clients’ and our projects’ processes. Our consultants/trainers are all practicing health and safety professionals working within the construction industry, and have extensive experience as health and safety advisors and managers for client, designer and contractor organisations.

If you need an organisation that understands the requirements of CDM2015, projects, other health and safety requirements, and how these requirements can be achieved in a cost-effective way, to act as your Principal Designer and/or CDM Advisor, provide general health and safety advice and assistance and/or provide effective training; please contact Callsafe Services Ltd to discuss your requirements.

Support to CDM Duty Holders
Callsafe Services Ltd works extensively with construction professionals to provide the professional health and safety input for their duties as Principal Designers and CDM Advisor services. We provide impartial advice to those carrying out the role of client and work closely with principal contractors and contractors with site safety management systems and practical on site implementation.

Callsafe Services Ltd, as part of a consortium involving CH2M Hill, Arup and Black & Veitch, are the Resident Principal Designers in 3 of the Environment Agencies Regions. We also have a number of individual Principal Designers on the Principal Designer Panel, providing additional support in all of the Environment Agency Regions. The appointments for the Environment Agency include providing the services of CDM Advisors.

Health & Safety Training

Callsafe Services Ltd is one of the leading health and safety trainers in the UK. All of our trainers come from an industry background which enables us to bring practical, real-life experiences to our training.

Callsafe Services Ltd have been actively training since 1989, with a range of courses across the industry. We run all our courses as “in-house” at clients’ premises, with some of the courses also provided as public courses.

Training provided is made as appropriate and relevant to our trainees, incorporating client procedures and processes where possible.

The training provided by Callsafe Services Ltd includes a focus on effective communication and management, rather than just the production of documentation.

Accredited training is also available. Callsafe Services Ltd provides courses accredited by:

·         Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
·         Safety Pass Alliance (SPA)
·         Association for Project Safety (APS)
·         Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

Callsafe Services Limited regularly provides training to many diverse organisations, both is size and scope of work, including:

·         Environment Agency
·         Institution of Civil Engineers Training (formally Thomas Telford Training)
·         McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
·         DONG Energy UK
·         Veolia
·         Local Authorities
·         Construction Employers Federation Northern Ireland
·         Construction Industry Federation (Eire)

 

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