Bespoke Health and Safety Support

Supporting You, bespoke health and safety services

Our Service

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Bespoke health and safety solutions Safety 4 HEd. with our lead consultant Vincent Theobald-Vega who uses his huge experience in health and safety matters to support a wide range of clients. We can support you to:

  • make your companies safer;
  • ensure you are legally compliant; and,
  • reduce your costs from accidents, incidents and other losses from health and safety shortcomings.

Our services are tailored to meet your needs. We have the experience, recognition and contacts to make your life safer and easier. Often at less cost than without using our specialist services.

Free assistance?

We offer an initial consultation for free to assist people in deciding what they need from us or from another consultant. No tricks, no heavy sales, just honest free advice. Because everything we do is delivered as bespoke health and safety services we don’t need to waste your time or charge you for things you don’t need.

Send us an email or call (but you may have to leave a voicemail). We usually get back to people the same or the next day.

In the North East you can use the Business and IP Centre at the Newcastle Library (via our page on their portal) or if you are looking for grant support you may want to use the NBSL funding applications, where we are listed as a provider.

Our advice includes Mentoring for health and safety professionals.

Book us online

Our availability is regularly updated giving you the opportunity to book us over the next two to three months. We are able to be booked for whole days, long and short visits, and online ‘Zoom’ sessions.

2024 – Yet another Award Winning year!

Just some of the latest awards we are proud to have received in 2023 and 2024.

Management Consulting Awards 2023
2024 Federation of Expert Witnesses Membership
2024 - SME500 UK logo

Lawyer Monthly expert witness awards 2023
Corporate Live Wire Global Awards 2022/23
SME UK Enterprise Awards 2023

We have been consistently winning awards since 2015. You can visit our awards page for more information on the long list of awards to date. Naturally if you want to know more email and ask up.

These awards underline the quality and range of the bespoke health and safety services Safety 4 HEd offers our clients, across a wide range of issues. Our Expert Witness services are as much about not going to Court as they are about supporting Court cases. Our bespoke health and safety services support you in preventing accidents, incidents and a wide range of other issues.

Leave us feedback on our services (you can do this on many pages). We provide your anonymised comments on our Feedback from you page. Awards are great but the best recognition comes from our clients.

How would you like …

Safety 4 HEd stemmed from the Higher Education (HEd) sector, where using your Safety Head really matters.

… to engage one person who can, with one fee, provide your safety advisory, training and associated services (like audits, inspections and investigations) to the current best practice standards?
One person who can deal with all types of staff, from Porters to Professors; and who has experience of the Courtroom, with a 100% success as prosecutor and in assisting the Defence. Somebody experienced as a specialist, as a senior manager in a major University, and who is used to dealing with strategic issues in a commercial environment …

Our Client Support Service

Fines increasing, especially now there there are no upper limits on fines for health and safety offences.
Fines increasing – Since the changes made by the Sentencing Council fines have increased – massively for larger companies.

In addition to prosecutions, resulting in fines that are potentially in the millions, the HSE also charge a Fee For Intervention so that you have to pay for them appearing on your site (or even doing some ‘telephone investigations’), if they think that you have not done enough to manage your health and safety, resulting in a ‘material breach’. This is now £163 per hour, per Inspector, including travel time, onsite time, office meetings, report writing, and more, and it amounts to over £1,300 per day.

We provide a limited number of long-term contracts for companies. These enable a bespoke health and safety service supporting our clients to meet their specific needs. The contract also spreads the costs over monthly standing order payments. Therefore, providing peace of mind that there will be somebody there to help you if things go wrong. Subscribing to the service contract means that you can ask for help as much as you need – all included in the small monthly fee.

How much do we charge? That depends on what you want. All our services are tailored to suit you, but that does not mean expensive. Support packages start from as little as £100 per month. We do not lock you in for fixed long terms, you can leave when you want. As a result your contract is in your hands.

All our contracted Clients get a minimum of 1/3 off our normal prices for any additional services. But, because the service is so generous there are very few additional items to pay for.

If a long term support package is not for you then we will still provide one-off consultancy, inspection, investigation and training packages at very competitive rates. Call or email for more information and prices.

Bespoke Health and Safety Training Courses

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Teaching in small groups
at your workplace.

We have a range of bespoke training courses – tailored to suit your specific needs, as well as being able to offer access to the standard IOSH and NEBOSH courses through our contacts.

Our bespoke courses include short sessions (of only an hour) to full day courses. We also do practical sessions (such as Evacuation Chair training in your workplace, using your chairs at the location they will be needed) or purely theoretical sessions when needed.

Vincent Theobald-Vega is a qualified instructor in many areas (such as Manual Handling) plus a qualified teacher, holding the Cert Ed (LLS) teaching qualification and is a part time University Lecturer (since 2003).

HSE says off-the-shelf training is a waste of money

All our training is Bespoke as Standard. The HSE have been urging employers to ditch off the shelf training. The Safety and Health Practitioner magazine expressed this as “Simplistic and ‘off-the-shelf’ training for manual handling is a ‘waste of time and money’, according to the Health and Safety Executive“.

Why? Because simple training, that does not take regard of the actual workplace, will always fall short, not addressing the needs or protections of that workplace.

If all you handle are bags and pipes, why should people be taught to pick up empty boxes. The methods are different, the solutions are different, and the people involved will see through the shortcomings of the off-the-shelf approach.

Our training costs no more and provides you with bespoke courses, tailored to your people at your site. Contact us for more information on what we can do for you.

Legal matters

For our insurances, registrations, contracts and all things legal, please see the Legal Issues page.

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