About Us
Subscribe to Newsletter
Other
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Facebook
  • YouTube Social  Icon

© 2019 Penarth Management Limited |  Terms and Conditions  |   Privacy Policy

Health & Safety 

 
 

Penarth Management offers health and safety consulting services in the following areas:

ISO 45001 Health and Safety Systems

Every business is required by law to comply with health and safety regulations. These are different for every type of work and if you need help we can offer three options:
 

  1. To write a Health and Safety Policy suitable for your business. This sets out your objectives and usually makes a commitment to exceed the basic legal requirements. If you employ five or more people, by law you must at the least:

    • Have a written Health & Safety Policy, which must be kept up-to-date

    • Have written risk assessments.

    • Display statutory Health & Safety notices.

  2. To prepare a Health and Safety Manual together with a review of your policies and arrangements.

  3. To achieve ISO 45001. This is the assessable Standard that complements the ISO9001 Quality Assurance and the ISO14001 Environmental Standards.

For ISO 45001, we typically:
  • Check that your management systems provide a structure for complying with occupational health and safety requirements and name those responsible for implementation and adherence.

  • Research and write the list of relevant Statutory Legislation and make sure you have a suitable sign-posting system in place so that staff know what applies.

  • Ensure you have the resources to carry out risk assessment properly and that managers know how to perform assessments going forward.

  • Make sure safety committees function properly and that communication is adequate.

  • Look at emergency plans, fire alarms and general hazards.

  • Check that legal compliance is being maintained.

  • Decide whether any additional Procedures are required, and help write them.

  • Make sure the accident investigation system is working effectively.

  • Extend the Quality and Environmental auditing system to embrace Health and Safety.

  • Carry out an audit of key areas immediately prior to Assessment.

  • Liaise with the assessing body to co-ordinate the assessment with Quality and Environment surveillance visits.

  • Be available at the time of the Assessment to support the management team.

  • Assist with any corrective actions identified during the Assessment.

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)

Companies in the construction sector are often required to comply with a whole raft of safety schemes such as CHAS, Constructionline, etc.
It is now possible to use ISO 45001 as a means to being able to demonstrate compliance to any of the schemes that form part of SSIP.

This is great news, as it now means that certification to ISO 45001 via certain UKAS accredited certification bodies, is just one way of  demonstrating compliance. This cuts down on the number of applications to be completed, and of course, the cost of doing so.

If you think you could benefit from either of these services, get in contact with us. We'd love to hear from you. 

 

Chemical Industry Responsible Care Programme

Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes. 

The Responsible Care ethic helps the chemical industry operate safely, profitably and with due care for future generations, and was commended by the United Nations Environment Programme as “making a significant contribution to sustainable development” at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.

Fundamental Features:
  1. A formal commitment by each company to develop a set of guiding principles - signed, in most cases, by the Chief Executive Officer.

  2. A series of codes, guidance notes and checklists to help companies fulfil their commitment.

  3. The development of indicators against which improvements in performance can be measured.

  4. Open communication on health, safety and environmental matters with interested parties, both inside and outside the industry.

  5. Opportunities for companies to share views and exchange experiences on implementing Responsible Care.

  6. Consideration of how best to encourage all member companies to commit themselves to, and participate in, Responsible Care.

  7.  A title and logo which clearly identify national programmes as being consistent with, and part of, the Responsible Care concept.

  8. Procedures for verifying that member companies have implemented the measurable or practical elements of Responsible Care.

Responsible Care commits companies & national associations to work together to:
  • Continually improve the environmental, health and safety knowledge and performance of technologies, processes and products over their life cycles so as to avoid harm to people and the environment.

  • Use resources efficiently and minimise waste.

  • Report openly on performance, achievements and shortcomings.

  • Listen, engage and work with people to understand and address their concerns and expectations.

  • Cooperate with governments and organisations in the development and implementation of effective regulations and standards, and to meet or go beyond them.

  • Provide help and advice to foster the responsible management of chemicals by all those who manage and use them along the product chain.

If you would like to know more about the responsible care programme and how it can be implemented into your organisation, get in contact with us today. 

 

CE Marking 

Now is the time to set up a system that will make it straightforward for every new product you make or import to comply with CE Marking requirements. 

We can help you:
  • Identify the appropriate Directives.

  • Decide whether any harmonised Standards cover your range.

  • Assist you to determine that the products comply with the directives using appropriate measures and where possible making use of your existing data and test reports.

  • Identify the necessary actions to be taken and quality measures to be applied in satisfying relevant Notified Bodies.

  • Carry out staff training

  • Gather information from and prepare Technical Files from your existing records.

  • Prepare the Declaration of Conformity.

The first steps:
  1. Assist you to satisfy the Notified Body when applying for the CE Marking.

  2. Analyse the technical requirements.

  3. Decide what data is immediately available.

  4. Identify the relevant regulations.

  5. Create outline approval plans and discuss the application of Standards to your products.

If you would like to speak to a member of Penarth Management about CE Marking then please get in contact today. 

 

Fire Safety

In order to comply with the requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, businesses need to carry out ​Fire Risk Assessments.

 

If you are unsure about this, please contact us for advice on how to produce a comprehensive risk assessment.

 

We have specialist Fire Risk Assessors as part of our consultancy team. They are experienced ex fire-fighters trained in carrying out Fire Risk Assessments to meet the requirements of PAS79:2012, and we would be happy to quote for completing a comprehensive risk assessment to this specification.

We have carried out Fire Risk Assessments for many organisations, including: 

  • Care homes

  • Facilities Management

  • Manufacturing 

  • Offices

  • Property management 

  • Warehousing

We have also been commissioned to undertake Fire Risk Assessments by individuals looking to sell a leasehold property within a block of flats or House of Multiple Occupation (HMO). 

Remember that fire risk assessments should be reviewed and updated periodically (especially if there have been any changes to the space).

Many insurers are now insisting that both Intruder Alarms and Fire Alarms must have a maintenance contract in place, and be periodically maintained by a competent firm. The measure of competence is covered by the BS5839 series, so you should make sure you engage a firm with UKAS accredited Certification to the relevant part of BS5839, or you might find a claim is refused when disaster strikes. Beware, it could all be in the small print.

If you have a fire alarm system that alerts the Fire Station direct, you should be aware that the Association of Fire Chief Officers has recommended the implementation of a measure of false alarms from April 2008. They are troubled by about 50% false alarms from business users, and may decline to respond from an automated system and await a 999 if there is a history of false alarms. Now is the time to have your fire system checked, if you have this type.​

Fire Alarms:
 

Legal Compliance

Penarth Management has considerable experience of Health and Safety and Environmental Legislation across a wide variety of industry sectors, helping to ensure compliance with respective ISO 45001 Health & Safety and ISO14001 Environmental management systems.

Legal Updating Service:

Our legal compliance updating service is carried out by a dedicated consultant to ensure a full understanding of your organisation’s legal obligations is attained. This ensures that we only identify legislation that is relevant to an individual organisation.

The service typically includes:

  • An initial on-site review of your processes to determine what legislation applies 

  • The production of a Legal Register for your organisation

  • A quarterly update of the Legal Register and a summary letter explaining the changes

  • Discussing any changes in legislation, how it impacts on your organisation, and agreeing how such changes will be managed. 

If updated legislation is not relevant, Penarth Management will send written confirmation that there is no change to the current Legal Register.

Evaluation of Legal Compliance

To retain certification, it is important that an organisation doesn't just know what legislation applies, but can demonstrate that it is compliant. To that end, we offer an evaluation of legal compliance service. Depending on the requirements of the organisation, this can include:​

  • Annual on site evaluation of legal compliance, which will involve an in-depth look at your compliance and leave you with a detailed report

  • Introduction of Mango compliance software systems for collaborative working so we can assist you with your legal compliance requirements, even when we're not there!

  • Monitoring of progress towards legal compliance tasks (and giving you the necessary reminders to help you stay compliant)