EHS Risk Consultants
Our experienced team of EHS consultants are able to assess and help mitigate the risks within a range of workplace environments; from low-risk offices and retail stores to high-risk construction and manufacturing sites.
How can we help?
We support clients by developing new or reviewing existing risk assessments and training employees to undertake risk assessments internally. We can also assist with highlighting missing hazards that could place people at risk and put an organisation at risk of non-compliance.
Services we offer
It is a legal requirement for all employers to conduct risk assessments of their activities and work environment. Employers with more than five employees must document these risk assessments.
We support clients by developing new documentation or reviewing existing risk assessments to ensure compliance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999. We also assist with filling any gaps that could put an organization at risk of non-compliance.
Employers, building owners, landlords and occupiers must complete a Fire Risk Assessment on their properties in line with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO) 2005 and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
It is particularly important that Fire Risk Assessments are carried out periodically to ensure legal compliance and that insurance is valid in case of fire incidents.
We tailor fire risk assessments to fit the requirements of our clients, ensuring they can be implemented effectively in practice.
Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth have some additional requirements that need to be considered by employers.
Our consultants are experienced at assessing the risks posed to new and expectant mothers in an impartial but understanding manner.
We also support our clients by providing training to their internal teams on how to carry out and handle these assessments.
The law requires employers to conduct specific risk assessments for vulnerable people. This includes young people under the age of 18 as they tend to be less experienced and perhaps less risk aware than their colleagues and, therefore, often require additional support in the workplace. We can analyse the risks present in our client's workplace to young people.
Our consultants complete both general young persons risk assessments or specific individual risk assessments.
COSHH assessments are a legal requirement and allow businesses to understand the risks associated with and control measures that can be implemented to reduce the risk of being exposed to working with particular chemicals.
We assist our customers to identify and implement appropriate control measures so they can be efficiently integrated within existing work practices, maintain compliance with regulations and improve the safety of the work environment.
Legionella is a type of bacteria which occurs naturally in water, however if certain conditions exist in the built environment their numbers can multiply and pose a danger to humans.
Employers are legally required to undertake a risk assessment in order to understand and manage the risks posed by legionella bacteria within their buildings. If a potential risk for legionella is identified then the employer is required to develop and maintain a management plan and implement control measures as required.
Delta-Simons offer's years of experience in legionella risk assessment and management and offer independent, proportional advice. We tailor our legionella risk assessments to your needs, maintaining compliance while minimising disruption to the business.
Any business that requires it's employees to use computers or mobile devices for work must carry out a risk assessment of those activities.
For an office environment, ergonomics and display screens can be key risks to employee wellbeing and, if not handled appropriately, can develop into musculoskeletal disorders or chronic ailments in the future. Claims may be made against an organization if they have not taken action to assess and mitigate DSE risks.
We carry out remote and in-person DSE assessments for employees working in an office or for home workers. We advise and provide solutions that are easy to implement but effective in managing issues that can arise from inadequately set up DSE.
All risk assessments are tailored to fit the requirements of our clients, ensuring they can be implemented effectively and communicated to affected employees.
As pregnant workers and those who have recently given birth have some additional requirements that need to be considered by employers, our consultants are experienced at assessing the risks posed to new and expectant mothers in an impartial but understanding manner.
After completing risk assessments, we can support you, following the hierarchy of controls, to identify and implement effective control measures, including the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and training.
What are my responsibilities?
In the UK it is a legal requirement for all employers to conduct risk assessments of their activities and work environment. Employers with more than five employees must document these risk assessments. These are generally documented in workplace risk assessments which may be specific to particular areas, or activities, or a combination of both. Risk assessments must be completed by someone with the right experience and competence to do so and reviewed on a periodic basis or when significant changes occur.
In addition, a number of other more specialised risk assessments may be completed, as set out below.
The Responsible Person (which may be the employers, building owners, landlords or occupiers) must complete a Fire Risk Assessment on their properties in line with UK regulatory requirements. It is particularly important that Fire Risk Assessments are periodically performed by a competent individual to ensure the management of fire safety issues and legal compliance and that insurance is valid in case of fire incidents. In addition to fire risk, employers may need to assess potential risks arising from explosive atmospheres (caused by flammable gases or dust). This is often referred to as a ‘DSEAR’ assessment. Delta-Simons help businesses to identify when a DSEAR assessment is required and can help with the procurement of an assessment.
The law requires employers to take into account vulnerable people when undertaking risk assessments. This includes new and expectant mothers, young people under the age of 18, employees with disability (physical or mental) and those returning to work after long-term illness or injury.
Where employees are exposed to hazardous substances, employers must assess the associated risks in a risk assessment. This is often completed in a ‘COSHH assessment’. ‘These are a specific assessment of the risks associated with the use of or exposure to hazardous substances.
Employee potential exposure to legionella bacteria (which cause legionnaire's disease) is usually assessed in a separate ‘legionella risk assessment’.
An environmental risk assessment is not always a legal requirement but is an essential part of any environmental management system and will therefore be essential for any business applying for or operating under an Environmental Permit. Businesses seeking certification to ISO14001 are also required to complete an ‘Aspects and Impacts’ register which is a form of environmental risk assessment.
There may be a number of other specialised risk assessments that a business should consider depending on the nature of its work activities.
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As a national provider with a regional presence, we work with clients from multiple sectors including; industrial, commercial and residential developers, retailers, industrial manufacturers, fund managers, institutional investors, hi-tech companies, the public sector and charitable organisations.
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