Health & Safety Management services

 

The modern business environment now requires us to absorb information quickly and think logically but creatively. We have many years of experience across different industry sectors and can offer a bespoke turnkey service from initial setup through implementation, certification and beyond. Health and Safety can have a huge impact on your company if it’s not managed effectively.

Health and Safety Management

Health and Safety Management is key to identifying the hazards and risks within any company. The key to reducing these hazards and risks is the successful management of Health and Safety.

Our experienced personnel have implemented and currently support a number of Health and Safety Management systems based on OHSAS 18001 and improved via ISO 45001:2018 throughout the UK.

With the new release of ISo 45001:2018 Health & Safety standard now available we can assist organisations in managing this change.  The Big Difference is our Assessors currently complete 3rd party assessments to ISO 45001:2018 across a wide range of business sectors globally and are at the sharp end of the spear in respect to implementation of the new ISO 45001:2018 system requirements.

How well do you understand your obligations under Health and Safety Law?
Many small to medium sized companies do not fully understand their obligations under Health and Safety Law, There are many pieces of Health and Safety legislation, ACOP’s, EU directives that need to be complied with in addition to the Health and Safety at Work Act the UK. Within the UK if an H & S accident or incident occurs the organisation, it’s MD and including its managers, are presumed to be guilty, after the accident, unless they can prove that they took all possible/reasonable steps to prevent it.

An organisation should provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment, install adequate signage, to prevent injury or loss. However these two things do not cover all an organisation in the event of an accident. Indeed its is still not enough even to provide and deliver employee training, (although this helps in establishing “innocence”) ; it must not be possible for the employee to argue that use of the equipment without protection was established custom and practice in the organisation.

Fundamental H & S Requirements

If your company has more than 5 employees you must have a written H & S policy, and every company is subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and to a number of other sets of Statutory H & S Regulations, from the “Working at Height Regulations”, to “Electricity at Work Regulations” and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007″.

The first time that many small to medium sized companies know of Health and Safety law is when they have a visit from the Health and Safety Executive, after an accident.

We can help you develop your companies Health and Safety Policy and advise you on improving Health and Safety in general within your organisation.

 

Migration from OHSAS 18001: 2007 to ISO 45001:2018

The 3rd Party Assessment bodies are currently operating to a timeline to transition from the old OHSAS standard to ISO 45001:2018.

The migration period runs for 3 years. All OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates will expire on 12th March 2021.

 

The Sinclair Consultancy can assist organisations with this transition process to ensure effective worker participation.

Implementation packages differ depending on size of company.

We specialise in:

Lean Manufacturing Techniques & Training

What is Lean Manufacturing ?

Lean manufacturing or lean production, which is often known simply as “Lean”, is the optimal way of producing goods through the removal of waste and implementing flow, as opposed to batch and queue. Lean manufacturing is a generic process management philosophy

Lean is renowned for its focus on reduction of the seven wastes in order to improve overall customer value, but there are varying perspectives on how this is best achieved.

Our experienced personnel have both the ability and drive to create a bespoke Management Systems designed around your company that works for you highlighting the good things you do and the areas of waste within the organisation.

Lean Manufacturing at work in your company!

By utilsing lean manufacturing methodologies and the the seven steps to eliminating waste within your companies processes Pentland PC can help your company reduce waste, save cost and make your processes run more effectlively.

This service offers small, medium and world class organisations the benefits of over 28 years experience without the high cost associated with paying numerous different companies for a fragmented service. It can also mean direct cost savings to your organisation by subcontracting out the IT support function and therefore eliminating the need for experienced professionals a full time salaried positions.

Implementation packages differ depending on size of company.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001:2015 Management Systems Development

Our experienced personnel have both the ability and drive to create a bespoke Management Systems designed around your company that works for you highlighting the good things you do and correcting the areas where further development is required to meet the International standards’ requirements.

Our experience within various industry sectors also provides a unique “One stop shop” where we can advise how to run your Management Systems and also provide Maintenance and support in the long term.

The end result is a robust management system which covers all aspects of Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety that is built on an established IT Platform.

This service offers small, medium and world class organisations the benefits of over 30 years experience without the high cost associated with paying numerous different companies for a fragmented service. It can also mean direct cost savings to your organisation by subcontracting out the IT support function and therefore eliminating the need for experienced professionals a full time salaried positions.

Implementation packages differ depending on size of company.

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 Management Systems Development

Our experienced personnel have both the ability and drive to create a bespoke Management Systems designed around your company that works for you highlighting the good things you do and correcting the areas where further development is required to meet the International standards’ requirements.

Our experience Environmental Management Systems and within other industry sectors also provides a unique “One stop shop” where we can advise how to run your Management Systems and also provide support in the long term.

The end result is a robust management system which covers all aspects of Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety that is built on an established IT Platform.

This service offers small, medium and world class organisations the benefits of over 30 years experience without the high cost associated with paying numerous different companies for a fragmented service. It can also mean direct cost savings to your organisation by subcontracting out the IT support function and therefore eliminating the need for experienced professionals a full time salaried positions.

Implementation packages differ depending on size of company.

ISO 45001:2018 OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Systems

ISO 45001:2018 /OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Systems Development

Our experienced personnel have both the ability and drive to create a bespoke Management Systems designed around your company that works for you highlighting the good things you do and correcting the areas where further development is required to meet the International standards’ requirements. These systems are designed around the NEW requirements of ISO45001:2018 and also meet the OHSAS 18001 : 2007 requirements.

The Sinclair Consultancy’s experience in Health and Safety Management and within different industry sectors also provides a unique “One stop shop” where we can advise HOW TO run your Management Systems and also provide Maitenance and support in the long term.

The end result is a robust management system which covers all aspects of Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety that is built on an established IT Platform.

This service offers small, medium and world class organisations the benefits of over 30 years experience without the high cost associated with paying numerous different companies for a fragmented service. It can also mean direct cost savings to your organisation by subcontracting out the IT support function and therefore eliminating the need for experienced professionals a full time salaried positions.

Implementation packages differ depending on size of company.

Contract Quality/Integrated Systems Management

Contract Quality/Integrated Systems Management (CQ/ISM)

Within the UK many companies do not require a full time manager on site to look after Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety issues.

Instead a more flexible arrangement where a Contract Integrated Systems Manager is preferred. This service offers small, medium and world class organisations the benefits of over 30 years experience without the high cost associated with paying an experienced professional a full time salaried position.

The CQ/ISM service provides a level of support covering all aspects of the customer’s system / project ensuring compliance to ISO standards, project deadlines all in a controlled manner. Support packages ranging from 1 to 3 days per week are available.

Process Assessment & Audit Services

Process Assessment & Audit Services

In order to meet the ever increasing demand for system assessments in today’s competitive market and to ensure compliance to third party certification assessments covering Quality (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental (ISO14001:2015) & Health and Safety (ISo45001:2018 /OHSAS 18001:2007).
The Sinclair Consultancy offers a complete range of Assessment/Audit services, based on 28 years experience of ISO Certification work undertaken within Internationally recognized World Class companies.

Our auditors are registered under the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), governed by the Institute of Quality assurance and have many years experience in the assessment of Integrated management systems covering Service, Cleaning& Security, Manufacturing, Construction(Land based), Subsea Construction, Marine, Oil/Gas & service sectors.

Vendor/Supplier Audits

Vendor Supplier Audits

We complete comprehensive assessments of your supplier/vendor base across and are conversant with a wide range of disciplines including but not limited to manufacturing, engineering, construction, renewable energy, project management, Service, consultancy and training.

If required we can complete assessments here in the UK or in organizations outside the country.

Internal Audit Support Package

Internal Audit Support Packages

The Sinclair Consultancy can supply an Internal Audit Support Service for small to medium sized and World Class organizations who do not have the trained resource or time to maintain their Internal Audit Program.

Our Experienced IRCA Registered personnel will be able to implement and maintain an effective Audit schedule which meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 /OHSAS 18001:2007.

Your companies Internal Audit Schedule will be setup and maintained for you, Audit reports which detail any Non-Compliance as well as Opportunities’ for Improvement will be produced.

From these reports effective system change will be instigated through corrective action and other improvement initiatives.

Pre-Certification Assessments

PreCertification Assessments

For organizations about to undergo certification to ISO 9001:2015/QS9000/ ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 /OHSAS 18001 standard The Sinclair Consultancy can provide a pre-certification assessment.

Our professionals are experienced auditors who have not only completed 3rd Party audits but have successfully installed systems which meet these requirements.

The Pre-assessment is designed to identify any gaps in your processes, prior to the official assessment.

Substantial time and cost benefits can be realised by utilising this service. Ultimately resulting in a successful 1st time accreditation.

Fire Risk Assessment, Fire Safety Training and Fire Extinguisher Inspection/Test and supply.

Fire Risk Assessment

The Sinclair Consultancy have experienced Fire Risk Assessors who know the legislation around Fire Safety as well as the required building regulations as these go hand in hand in completing an effective Fire Risk Assessment.

Additionally We have completed Fire Risk Assessments on several sites with DSEAR regulations involing much higher risk than that posed by a standard office building, workshop or fabrication, welding and manufacturing areas.  with many years of experience in completing Fire Risk Assessment we ensure that al risks are identified and addressed effectively.

Fire Safety Training

We currently complete Fire Marshal and Fire Warden Safety training and provide hands on training in the correct use of Fire extinguishers.

Fire Extinguisher Inspection Test and Supply

As a part of the Consultancy service we also offer competitive pricing on Fire Extinguisher inspection/test and supply of new extinguishers to clients delivering cost savings in this area.