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Health and Safety Retainer Packages for SMEs
Posted by David Cant on October 21, 2011

Health and Safety Compliance can be a burden on SMEs
We agree with this common perception.  We all know that health and safety saves lives, however bureaucratic burden of compliance in low risk businesses appears to be disproportionate.  There is a lot of scaremongering, misguided conceptions, unnecessary costs and bureaucracy associated with health and safety.  We cannot help with the health and safety legislation but to make life easier for businesses located in Birmingham, West Midlands to take a common sense approach to health and safety, we have developed a one-stop all inclusive health and safety support service  – (Competent Person Service) which can be tailored to your exact needs.

How much does the Competent Person Service costs?

Our packaged solutions start from as little as £30.00 p/m with an initial £99.00 set up cost.

How the Health and Safety retainer Service operates

Subscribers will have a freephone telephone link with Veritas Consulting and should receive an immediate answer to queries.  If the advice needs the individual attention of one of our consultants or safety specialists, this will not normally take longer than 24 hours.

All members of the Veritas Consulting Health and Safety Retainer Competent Person Service will be entitled to the following:

  • An initial health and safety policy review to establish a baseline with a report identifying how well you are complying with health and safety legislation
  • Assistance with reporting of accidents to the Health & Safety Executive
  • Entitled to use Veritas Consulting as your appointed advisers to assure customers you receive professional advice
  • Receive a quarterly newsletter to ensure companies are aware of the latest developments in Health and Safety Law
  • Unlimited advice via free 0800 advice line & email answering your health & safety queries between the hours of 9.00 – 5.30 Mon – Fri.

Emergency number available outside office  hours.

Additional health and safety support services

  • Flexible office visits to undertake reviews site safety tour inspections.
  • Regular newsletter on workplace safety legislation.
  • Annual audit of procedures and report to demonstrate continuous improvement.
  • Prepare bespoke Health and Safety policy and procedures.
  • Training Needs analysis for full time employees.
  • Availability of a consultant to undertake site safety inspections.
  • A consultant to attend regular meetings to discuss safety issues with team members.
  • Access to a variety of discounted safety training courses.
  • Assistance with the CITB Training Plan Grant
  • Assistance with CHAS Registration and Construction applications.
  • Assistance with Pre-qualification questionnaires.
  • Your business may have a need to access health and safety advice outside normal working hours, or in cases of emergency. We can provide an additional ‘Extended Hours Service’.
  • Help with responding to Tender/ Customer compliance issues.
  • Writing your corporate Health and Safety Policy.
  • Preparing initial Construction Phase Plans.
  • Writing Workplace Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • COSHH Manuals.
  • Accident/Incident Investigations and Report.
  • A wide range of Health and Safety Training sessions.
  • Prepare Toolbox Talks Manuals.
  • Workplace Site Audits/Inspections.
  • Fire Risk Assessments.
  • Asbestos Surveys.
  • DDA Accessibility Audits.

Our General fees

  • The “Appointed Competent Person” service is over a 12 month contract with the monthly fee payable by standing order – to obtain the Service the initial subscription of £99.00 setup costs is payable in advance.
  • Our full range of training courses is provided at cost
  • A consultant to attend short duration visits to deal with specific issues, such as attend meetings, can be arranged at a cost of £45.00 per hour, with a minimum of 2 hours in any one visit.
  • Workplace Safety Inspections @ £125.00
  • Health and Safety Consultancy D/Rate £375.00 – H/Rate £45.00
  • Administration £45.00 p/h i.e completion of pre- qualification questionnaires.

Ok, i’m interested what’s my next step?

To discuss our Health and safety retainer packages for your business call 0800 1488 677 or contact us through our contact information.


David Cant is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner extraordinaire. He has a wealth of Industry experience and is the MD of Veritas Consulting. David also Blogs about Health and Safety here Health and Safety Consultants

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