Invicta Safety :
Your Health and Safety Consultants
For 'Real World' Health and Safety advice tailored to your needs, then contact Invicta Safety.
You can trust that all your health and safety needs will be handled with integrity and professionalism. The end result being peace of mind in knowing that all legal and moral obligations have been met.
In light of the current situation around Covid-19 and with the potential of many people having to self-isolate , why not take the opportunity for you and your employees to catch up on their training needs. So check out our wide range of ONLINE COURSES › › › ›
For the latest advice on Covid-19 from the Health and Safety Executive, follow THIS LINK › › › ›
Following on from the latest updates about slowly returning to work, the Government have provided guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. This gives specific detail by sector on what they need to do.
There are eight guides covering a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. THIS LINK › › › ›
Downloadable poster for businesses to print out to say they are Covid-19 secure available: HERE › › › ›
Conducting Health & Safety Audits
One of the key elements to successful health and safety management are regular audits. Audits can help gauge the effectiveness, validity and relevance of policies, performance, procedures and systems. Audits are a great tool in helping you reach your health and safety targets and aspirations. Once hazards are identified, the first consideration is whether it is possible to remove the hazard completely, or if not possible then it must be controlled.
Workplace Risk Assessments
The backbone of modern health and safety legislation and organisational arrangements is based on risk assessments. Risk assessment is the process whereby hazards are identified on site. The likelihood of the hazard resulting in harm is then assessed for each of the hazards. The amount of risk can then be used to prioritise controls which will reduce the risk of injury.
Task and Staff Risk Assessments
By following the approach detailed above we can carry out risk assessments which relate to activities, use of equipment and employee specific hazards e.g. manual handling. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the risk assessments that we routinely undertake: Machinery/equipment, Manual handling, Lone working, COSHH, Display Screen Assessments (DSE) and Working at Height.
Why choose Invicta Safety?
Years of experience
Invicta Safety was established to provide small to medium enterprises with competent health and safety advice and assistance with meeting their legal and moral obligations.
Through years of experience within the construction and allied trades sector we found that SMEs need regular health and safety advice, but generally do not need the services of a full time QHSE professional.
tailored to your needs
We can help solve this issue for small to medium businesses who do not need a full time Health and Safety competent person, but still need the Health and Safety side of their business maintained, developed and updated to ensure all legal obligations are met and the person responsible for health and safety receive professional advice and coaching. This is where we can help. Our aim is to provide your business with Health and Safety solutions that are tailored to your needs and exceed your companies legal obligations.
Business Fire Risk Assessment
The Importance of a Fire Risk Assessment For Your Business Fire safety is incredibly important for a business to keep in mind. In 2018, a fire broke out at a microbrewery which was the direct result of the owners refusing to mitigate potential issues caused by a fire risk assessment. Their failure to comply with the rules meant that the company was fined £120,000, but more concerning the fire represented a direct threat to life.
A fire risk assessment for your business is vital, so let’s talk about their importance and why you need to stay compliant to avoid dangerous situations and to protect yourself from financial punishment. When was the last time you had a fire safety assessment conducted ? For most businesses, this check is probably overdue.
Importance Of Health & Safety
Workplace accidents can, unfortunately, happen across every industry and in every organisation. Last year, work-related illness and injury cost UK businesses over £15 billion with 28.3 million working days lost to work-related ill-health. For small businesses, the cost of health and safety incidents can severely impact the success, profit and resources of the organisation. However, 39% of SMEs say that health and safety 'just feels like paperwork'.
So, how can SMEs realise the benefits and importance of health and safety within their organisation ? With so many benefits to prioritising health and safety, small businesses can enjoy a safer, profitable and happier organisation, putting them on the right path to success.
Consultancy & Management Services
- Risk Assessments
- Method Statements
- Site Safety Inspections
- Competent Person Role
- Work Instructions
- CDM Roles
Competent Person: Management of Health & Safety Regulations
Every employer is required under law to appoint a Competent Person (or Competent Persons) to assist them meet their legal health and safety obligations. This means an employer must appoint someone competent to provide sound advice on all matters of health and safety.
Within the UK it is a mandatory legal duty to appoint a competent person or persons. An employer who has not made an appointment of a suitable person to fulfil the role is in breach of a statutory duty under health and safety legislation and therefore becomes liable to criminal prosecution.
The appointed Competent Person may be an internal appointment supported by external expertise or an external appointment. In either case as professional health and safety consultants we can provide a competent person package so that you are able to meet this most fundamental obligation.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations
Place a duty on employers to provide adequate first aid equipment, facilities and personnel for all of its employees.
Although there is no requirement under this Act or even the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to accommodate the first aid needs of visitors or contractors, however, the HSE strongly recommends that employers include non-employees in their assessment of first aid needs and make adequate provision for them.
Employers must assess the level of risk to their employees in performing their work duties by carrying out an evaluation of first aid needs. This will affect what first aid equipment, personnel and facilities they need to make available.
Risk Assessment: Management of Health & Safety Regulations
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, all employers and the self employed must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to both employees and other people.
Also where there are 5 or more employees the findings of the risk assessments must be recorded.
Control of Asbestos Regulations
Regulation 10 Training: The Regulations require mandatory training for anyone liable to be exposed to asbestos fibres at work. This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or who may disturb asbestos as well as those involved in asbestos removal work.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
The order requires the implementation of adequate fire precautions, a detailed risk assessment and sufficient arrangements to evacuate the building in an emergency.
All employers are responsible for fire safety; this covers fire hazards, both from work processes and activities, as well as general fire safety in the workplace.
Employers must carry out a fire risk assessment, although this can be done as part of their general risk assessment. This will identify all the fire hazards and risks in your workplace. Employers need to identify all fire risks and then take steps to eliminate, reduce or control them.
Fire risk assessments should be carried out by someone who has had sufficient training or has good experience or knowledge of fire safety.
We can provide a variety of training packages to suit your business needs, including:
Online Training Courses
We have partnered with EG Training Services and can now provide statutory ACS Gas Safety & Competence training, for more information please follow the link: www.egtrainingservices.co.ukLearn more