Bespoke Health and Safety support from Safety 4 HEd

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Supporting You, bespoke health and safety solutions

Bespoke health and safety solutions from Safety 4 HEd’s lead consultant Vincent Theobald-Vega. Vincent uses his huge experience of health and safety matters to support a wide range of clients. Our aims are 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.

All our services are tailored to meet your needs. We have the experience, recognition and contacts to provide you with a full range of services, to make your life safer and easier, often at less cost than without using our specialist services.

See what we do for you.  Services Booklet.

We have found you Free Materials.

The latest media linksYour Witness issue 52. The Solicitors Group October 2019, Forensic and Expert Witness 2019 Construction special, Forensic and Expert Witness June 2019, The Barrister (paper copy only).

Authored ArticlesThe Expert Witness “Why Standards?”.


COVID-19

Yes, we are still here to help you.

We offer our complete range of consultancy services, online and via email. If you need a face to face service we can deliver (subject to risk assessment).

Training is severely curtailed, but we can deliver using virtual tools or telephone tutoring, supported by computer links.

Our Expert Witness work is unaffected.

Yes it is out there.
And Yes it is dangerous.
Also Yes it is much worse than Flu.
So Yes we do need to protect people from it.

The international strategy to protect from Pandemics is to: Contain the agent; Delay its spread through the community; Mitigate the impact; whilst all the time undertaking research. The UK has moved from Contain to Delay in this scale. As a result most face to face activities across the country have been curtailed.

Safety 4 HEd has a guide to help businesses appreciate what they need to do, including the first steps in contingency planning. To request a copy of this or other advice from Safety 4 HEd, email info@safety4hed.co.uk with your details.

The NHS 111 website and the PHE website have good guidance available and the RSPH is hosting a video on how to effectively wash your hands. Amazingly many people still don’t get this right.


Book us online

Our availability is regularly updated giving you access to the next two to three months of bookable time. Use this page to book our services for a time that is convenient for you. There are morning, afternoon and whole day slots, and even some evenings.


There are 2020 awards coming – just not allowed to say who from, yet.

Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Awards 2019

Lawyer International - Legal 100 award 2019

Lawyer International - Legal 100 award 2019

2019 our FIFTH Award Winning year!

For the third year running gaining the Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Award.
For the second year running achieving the the Lawyer International – legal 100.

Please visit our awards page for more information on the long list of achievements to date. If you want to know more just email info@safety4hed.co.uk and ask us what the fuss is about.

These awards underline the quality and range of the services Safety 4 HEd offers clients, across a wide range of issues. These include Expert Witness services (which are as much about not going to Court as Court cases), and the signature bespoke health and safety support, assisting you to prevent accidents, incidents, cases and a wide range of other issues.

Leave us feedback on our services to you. Awards are great but the best recognition comes from our clients. See the quotes in the green box for some of our feedback.


Safety Head (image © Fotoila - reproduced with permission)

How would you like …

… 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 both prosecutor and defense. 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 …


2 Hours of HSE time in cash.

Just 2 Hours of HSE time looks like this in hard cash.

Our Client Support Service

Long term contracts to provide a bespoke health and safety support service to clients – depending on their specific needs.

The contract spreads the cost of the service over monthly standing order payments, and provides peace of mind that there will be somebody there to help you if things go wrong. Subscribing to a service contract means that you can ask for help as much as you need – all included in the small monthly fee.

How much? 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 and for charities this can be considerably less.

All our contracted Clients get a minimum of 1/3 off our normal prices for any additional services. However, because the service is so generous there are very few additional items to pay for. As a result additional fees are only due if: a specific visit is needed to sort out an issue, such as to investigate an incident; to deliver training or attend a meeting; or to author documents for you. Even then, many things can be included in your fee.

In line with excellence we also help save you money with Free Materials for our Clients.


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

Remember, 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.


Teaching room

Teaching in small groups at your workplace.

Training Courses

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 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 lectures 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.

Bespoke health and safety training is always better for you as it links into your systems, addresses your issues, and saves you time when compared to off-the-shelf courses.


Legal matters

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

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