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Making Health and Safety Work

Health & Safety Works are a health and safety consultancy offering a dedicated health and safety advisory service to all businesses, primarily across Cambridge and the Eastern Region. Our services range from health and safety reviews, audits, risk assessments and advice through to the provision of health and safety training that includes IOSH certified courses. We specialise in hi-tech areas of H&S, including Laboratory, Safety, Biosafety, DSEAR and Manufacturing.

Our sister Company Quality Management Works can provide help in managing and implementing Quality systems and regulatory affairs, especially for the in vitro Diagnostics industry.

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Health and Safety Consultancy

HSW Ltd has particular expertise within the technology and science research fields, including developing CoSHH systems for research, biosafety and laboratory safety together with substantial knowledge of both the DSEAR, REACH regulations, CLP. We also have extensive knowledge in both the manufacturing and renewable energy environments.

Health and Safety Audit

A health and safety audit provides an independent, objective review of existing safety management across your organisation.

Our audit outlines health and safety legislation that applies to your business and gives a clear and thorough report highlighting where best practice is demonstrated and where there are shortfalls in current procedures.

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Risk Assessment

Assessing risk is one of the primary obligations set out within the Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999. We can work with you to understand and control the risks associated with your business, providing straight forward, easy to understand advice and action plans.

Creating a safer working environment with informed and empowered employees reduces staff absences and increases productivity.

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Health and Safety Training

As accredited IOSH trainers, HSW provide a range of courses designed to support your business in understanding health and safety legislation and ensuring best practice.

From Health and Safety courses for Managers and Senior executives through to Manual Handling courses, Laboratory Safety, Risk Assessment, Introduction to DSEAR, Cryogenic Gas Safety and Spillage Training our courses are designed to ensure your business is working safely.

Our IOSH Laboratory Safety course is the only accredited specialist Laboratory Safety course available.

We can also give general awareness seminars on many topics and have delivered these to local safety groups.

Training facilities and all course materials are provided, alternatively courses can be run at your premises to gain greater discounts.

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Benefits of Health and Safety

Putting good H&S in place should not be seen as a regulatory burden; it offers significant business benefits.

  • reduced costs, less downtime due to accidents, plant breakdowns, lower insurance
  • reduced risks, greater company stability and sustainability
  • lower employee absence and turnover rates equals financial savings
  • fewer accidents
  • best practice
  • reduced possibility of legal action
  • reduced possibility of fines and/or imprisonment in criminal prosecutions
  • reduced possibility of compensation claims from injured staff in civil cases
  • improved standing among your business partners e.g. suppliers and partners;
  • better reputation for corporate responsibility among investors, customers and communities
  • increased productivity, staff are healthier, happier and better motivated

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Recent Articles

Higher Fines 2015

HSE to increase fines for Corporate Manslaughter.

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May 2014 News update

The busy year continues for HSW Ltd with both new and old clients. Also important ACoP updates from the HSE.

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Health & Safety Works provide health and safety consultancy, support and training to companies across East Anglia: