The Wilkins Safety Group is a Health & Safety and CDM consultancy. Our head office is in Somerset but we also have offices in Birmingham, Wales and Scotland.
A corner stone of our business is the provision of ongoing Health and Safety support to our customers who cannot justify the expense of employing a full time Health & Safety Manager
We also provide full CDM support services enabling us to act as ‘Principal Designer’ as well as CDM support for Architects and Designers and also as CDM support to Principal Contractors.
We deal with various aspects of Health and Safety including Construction Safety, Manufacturing Safety, Agricultural Safety, Catering Safety and Hygiene.
Health and Safety Training is a large part of our business and we run courses covering various aspects of Health and Safety including: Managing Safety & Working Safety Courses, Construction Safety Courses, First Aid Courses and the CIEH Food Hygiene Courses.
If you need help with Risk Assessments, COSHH Assessments, Health and Safety Policies or any Safety management records call us.
Within our team we have members of:
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, IOSH
The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, IIRSM
The Association of Project Safety, APS
The Institute of Acoustics, IOA
National Proficiency Tests Council, NPTC
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH
Institute of Fire Engineers, IFireE
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
(The Management Regulations) generally make more explicit what employers are required to do to manage health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974.
Like the Act, they apply to every work activity. The main requirement on employers is to carry out a risk assessment. Employers with five or more employees need to record the significant findings of the risk assessment.
Besides carrying out a risk assessment, employers also need to:
- Make arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures identified as necessary by the risk assessment;
- Appoint competent people to help them to implement the arrangements;
- Set up emergency procedures;
- Provide clear information and training to employees;
- Work together with other employers sharing the same workplace.
Our Competent Person Service
The Wilkins Safety Group has put together a number of recurring competent person service packages, which enable businesses to comply with their duty to appoint a competent person. This service can be tailored to suit the needs of all types of SME. They range from the Bronze package at only £483 a year through to the Platinum Package which is price negotiable for the larger SME and can be adapted around you and your business: ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO VAT
Whatever the size of your company and regardless of the industry you are in, you will benefit from enrolling on one of our recurring competent person service packages.
Ease the worry and enjoy the support of a dedicated team of specialists now
Membership is not for the sake of it. It is intended as a pro-active approach toward improving your company’s safety culture year after year. Our good name and offer of support is intended to give comfort to your management, employees and clients alike.
We reserve the right to expel members who abuse our good name, which we offer in all good faith, or who demonstrate a lack of care in their attention to Health and Safety
Benefits of Membership
- You receive an initial review of the Health & Safety condition of your company. This audit will highlight any shortfalls in your safety management system and advise you of the steps to be taken to address them.
- A Membership certificate will be issued valid from the day your company joins.
- You will be entitled to display or market Membership using our well-known name as acting professional advisors on your behalf
- You will receive information on matters relating to Health and Safety legislation changes or updates and detailed information on our courses and services on offer.
- Telephone and e-mail support on Health and Safety will be available to you free of charge
- A tailor made Health & Safety Policy, updated annually (Not at Bronze level)
- Generic Risk Assessments (Not at Bronze level)
- Complimentary Training days (Not at Bronze level)
- Discount on Consultancy rates and Training rates. (Not at Bronze level)
Our Competent Person Service packages mean you can keep your overheads down by not employing a full-‐ time member of staff to deal solely with health and safety issues but have that reassurance of being able to ask for all the professional help and advice you need.
Give YOU the control over the level of support that is right for your business for a monthly fee giving you control over your budgets being able to plan costs for year – knowing that support and advice is only a “telephone call away”.
For a breakdown of what you receive, please refer to the following chart:
What you get
|Certificate of membership|
|An initial health and safety review to establish a baseline with a report identifying how well you are complying with health and safety legislation.|
|Prepare a bespoke Health & Safety Policy detailing staff, roles and responsibilities all updated on an ongoing and regular basis|
|Prepare generic risk assessments. (Number included)||Neg||20||10|
|Number of man days training included||Neg||3||1|
|Entitled to designate us as your “Competent adviser” on company literature, pre-qualifications.|
|Unlimited advice via advice line & email answering your health & safety queries between the hours of 9.00 – 5.30 Mon – Fri. *|
|Newsletters, emailed weekly with up to date & relevant guidance on legislative, industry& best practice changes.|
|Assist with pre- qualifications and tender questionnaires|
2Nr p/m where included time charges applies thereafter
|Review your fire risk assessments & evacuation processes ensuring they are up to date|
|Flexible office visits per year to discuss issues arising and deal with any Health & Safety issues proactively||Neg||2||Time|
|Perform accident investigations &compile reports liaise with enforcing authorities.||Time|
|Workplace, Health, Safety and Welfare inspections backed up with a report||Time|
|Discount on further consultancy or training rates against the rates listed below||15%||10%||10%|
The following fees apply if you require consultancy services in addition to your package.
Fees and Expenses Schedule
If in any circumstances the practice refers to hourly rates, these shall be as follows:
- Jonathan Wilkins our CEO = £125.00/hr
- Principal Designer = £75.00/hr
- Health & Safety Consultant = £75.00/hr
- Fire safety Inspector = £75.00/hr
- Asbestos Surveyor = £70.00/hr
- Scaffold Inspector = £60.00/hr
- Associates/Other fee earning staff = £60.00/hr
- Support and Admin = £45.00/hr
Please note: these hourly rates are exclusive of VAT
Expenses and Disbursements
Expenses and Disbursements made on behalf of the client, will be charged at net cost plus a handling charge of 10%
Where applicable, travel will be charged at 0.60p per mile.
Most “open” training courses are run at local hotels or conference centres and the price per person includes for all course notes, certificates, mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee and tea and a lunch. The average course fee is £160 per person per day although this may change depending on the course. “In house” courses work out cheaper per person, depending on the number of delegates. But you are required to provide the venue, coffee, tea and lunch. We will provide course notes, certificates, laptop, projector, flip chart and screen.
The “Competent Person” service fee for subscribers is invoiced quarterly in advance – 6 months for the Platinum Package. All packages are subject to a £99.00 + VAT set up fee.
Please note: Bespoke Competent Person Service is also available upon request which can be a mixture of the services available across the packages. If you do not find a solution that matches your requirements above, please contact us for more information on our bespoke service – 01458 253682 or e-mail [email protected]
All costs subject to current rate of VAT
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