Supporting your business to stay safe and compliant
As well as being a legal requirement, it is crucial to make sure your people aren’t at risk of any injury as a result of the work they do for you. We can help you put robust health and safety solutions in place to keep them safe, as well as ensure any visitors, customers, and sub-contractors who may work or do business with you are protected too.
The services outlined on this page are delivered by NFP's Health and Safety business - Direct Safety Solutions.
‘We’ll help you keep your workplace, your people, and your equipment safe, offering a tailored service designed to meet your individual needs.’Jonathan Williams, Managing Director, Direct Safety Solutions (An NFP company)
Realistic and practical risk management solutions
We’ll provide you with sensible and straightforward risk management solutions to help your business thrive whilst complying with the law. Our consultants will provide user-friendly documents and workable solutions, and take a long term view of your ongoing needs, making our health and safety solutions an integral part of your business for many years to come.
We offer a wide range of client-focused consultancy and training services throughout the UK, tailoring our products and services to meet your individual and business needs.
Experience in health and safety
Our strength is in our people. Our consultants have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, along with several members of our team having CMIOSH (Chartered Member of IOSH) status and OSHCR registration. In addition to this, our office staff are Level 2 trained in Health and Safety.
Covering all of your health and safety needs
Our services and solutions provide a holistic package that helps mitigate a wide range of risks your business could face. We’re your one-stop partner to help your business:
- Reduce the risk of accidents and claims
- Reduce the risk of prosecutions
- Reduce the risk of HSE intervention
- Improve standing with customers and insurers
- Improve productivity and efficiency
Health and safety advice
Our support contracts ensure you have access to competent health and safety advice, tailored to your business, just when you need it.
We’ll allocate you a nominated consultant, giving you a direct contact number so you can gain quick access to advice from someone who understands your business and your specific needs.
Whether it's a query on regulation changes, RIDDOR accident reporting, fee for intervention, training, or advice on health and safety policies – our consultants are on hand to provide the very best advice.
All of our contract clients also receive our handy monthly health and safety newsletter, full of the latest news, expert insights, legal updates and summaries of recent health and safety executive prosecutions.
Compliance audits and reviews
Could a health and safety compliance audit benefit your business? With regulations and industry best practice developing all the time it's difficult to keep up with what you need to do to keep your people safe and stay on the right side of the law.
Our health and safety management audits take a comprehensive look at how you are measuring up as a business against the regulations and requirements for your sector.
Policies and management systems
After our team have completed your audit, we’ll prepare a bespoke health and safety policy and management system for your business. The three essential pillars of this system provide you with everything you need to document and manage your health and safety procedures:
- Health and safety policy statement
- Health and safety organisation and responsibility documentation
- Specific health and safety arrangements and procedures within your business.
The system also includes the required forms to demonstrate that you are managing health and safety and keeping the right records. All of our policies and management systems are built and written around the specific requirements of your business, and are provided in both printed format and through our secure website login zone. Employee health and safety handbooks can also be prepared in various printed and digital formats.
Ongoing health and safety support packages
We create bespoke support packages that are based on giving you the support you need, when you need it - we don’t believe that ‘one size fits all’.
With such broad flexibility, we can offer anything from annual audits and policy updates to two or three days’ consultancy support per month. We will agree how many days or visits you need and work together to ensure you get the most from our time with you.
Our health and safety team work with you, shoulder to shoulder, with the aim of becoming part of your team and a trusted partner to you and your people.
With all support packages you will have the reassurance and support of a dedicated consultant, and access to both our health and safety advice line and our monthly newsletters.
Risk assessment services and method statements
We approach the development of your risk assessments, safe systems of work and method statements as a team approach between you, us, and your people.
Our risk assessment services help establish your current programme and prepare your risk assessments, working in conjunction with your management team and employees. We're able to work with businesses in many different industries from large manufacturers and schools, to companies working in construction and refurbishment.
In addition, we run bespoke training courses at your premises, enabling you and your people to understand the processes and requirements of sensible risk assessments and safe systems of work. Our training is focused around practical experiences, and all courses take place in your workplace and involve risk assessing in groups.
ISO 45001 accreditation
With more and more large companies requesting formal evidence of your commitment to health and safety, what better way than achieving the internationally recognised ISO 45001 accreditation?
We guide you through the accreditation process, through comprehensive ISO 45001 training and support, and preparing your business for the final accreditation from registered external verifiers.
Our strength lies in developing your management systems to meet the required clauses of the standard, which we then compliance audit with your management system to demonstrate the system is effectively embedded.
Increasingly, major clients are requiring formal evidence of contractors’ commitment to health and safety. We can help you achieve a nationally recognised contractor standard to show your commitment and credentials, such as CHAS or Safecontractor.
We specialise in guiding you through the process of:
In addition to those listed, we're able to work with you on several other nationally recognised contractor standards.
Health and safety packaged solution
Alongside being able to buy each of our services as a stand-alone service, we have a straightforward packaged solution available. This is based on a 12-month contract with a simple 3-month notice period, to give you flexibility and no unnecessary tie-ins, complex renewals, exits or invoices.