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Making Health and Safety Work

Reduce risks, reduce costs; increase productivity and improve relationships within the business. Making Health and Safety Work for your business is what we do.

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Health and Safety Works

We believe in using Health and Safety as a tool to improve your business practices and increase efficiency. Effective review and improvement of procedures within the business can increase morale and reduce the risk of unnecessary downtime and costs.

Health and Safety Process - Audit, Policy, Organising, Plan and Implement, Measure, Review

The key to achieving these benefits is a pragmatic and realistic approach to analysing business processes, working safely and more effectively.

New safety practices need commitment throughout the organisation and we work with both the senior management team and all employees to design and implement changes with an open and honest approach.

Choosing your health and safety partner is a key part of this process and we are proud to work with clients across all business sectors throughout Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, London and the UK. Our Consultants have particular expertise with Laboratories, Pharma, Biotech, Food Science, HiTech, Manufacturing and Renewable Energy environments together with office, the building industry and industrial workplaces.

Health and Safety Works Principal Consultants

David Oates - Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

David Oates

Following a degree in biochemistry, David Oates gained extensive experience within food chemistry, cell and molecular biology, project management and property refurbishment, becoming a Member of the Institute of Biology, a Chartered Biologist, a Corporate member of IOSH and gaining recognition on the IOSH Register of Safety Practitioners.

Having worked with safety since the introduction of the COSHH regulations in 1988 David has a particular specialism in the scientific environment with key projects and experience including:

  • Setting up H&S at the Sanger Centre at Hinxton Hall.
  • Safety Adviser at Virco who undertook Phyenotyping and Genotyping HIV patients.
  • Safety Adviser at Imutran where the research was in pig heart transplantation.
  • Involved in Research and Safety with the ICRF Tumor Virus group who were attempting to find a vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus.
  • Worked for The Cancer Reserch Council on DNA repair.
  • Six years experience of analytical food chemistry.

My project management experience has been gained in organising remedial work for roads and sewers on David Wilson Home sites, plus the refurbishment of laboratories and offices.

Richard Morgan - Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

Richard Morgan

Was previously a principal inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, inspecting manufacturing, utility and service industries across Great Britain.

He was Elected Fellow of IOSH (FIOSH) in 2005 and was awarded IOSH President's 'Distinguished Service Certificate for Services to Health and Safety' in 2013.

His experience includes:

  • Advisory and enforcement health and safety inspections, auditing and investigations in:
    • heavy industry (nuclear power stations, electricity/gas supply, heavy engineering/steelworks etc).
    • medium industry (engineering/metalworking, woodworking, food/drink production, plastics etc).
    • light industry, including transport, warehousing and supply chain issues.
  • Specialist in multi-site food and drink manufacture.
  • Occupational health issues in all industries/sectors (dust/fume, cancer, noise, ergonomics, skin disease etc).
  • Inspecting Schools and National Trust properties.
Jennie Oates - Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

Jennie Oates

Jennie Oates has joined full time working as Company secretary along with her Directorship of our new sister Company Quality Management Works.

Using many years experience of implementing and managing Quality and Regulatory requirements in the in vitro diagnostic Medical Devices (IVD) industry Quality Management Works is looking to support companies implement compliant systems to meet their business needs.

Whilst Medical Devices is a specialist area support for companies using or implementing a Quality Management System to ISO 9001 can also be provided.

Laura Tull - Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

Laura Tull

Has gained varied experience, across a range of service and manufacturing industries. Laura started her career as a Safety administrator working her way up to Group QHSE Advisor, now for one of the largest Renewables service contractors in East Anglia.

Her strengths lie in helping businesses meet, maintain, and improve their regulatory compliance - providing them with the tools, processes and required information to achieve best practice for their business area. Believing that Safety does not need to be over complicated.

Her experience includes:

  • Assisting project teams in the safe and efficient delivery of projects within the Renewable Energy industry (construction and Ops & Maintenance), Manufacturing, Warehousing, and low risk environments such as Offices.
  • Inspection and audit of Sites (Offices, Warehouses, Retail, Construction Sites) to assist and observe areas of best practice, areas of weakness in legal compliance and or approval requirements.
  • Helping businesses achieve and maintain approvals such as ISO 18001 / 14001 & 9001.
  • Review and creation of CDM documentation for Principal Contractors.
  • Review and stream lining of Safety Management Systems.

Health and Safety Projects

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: