Advice & Guidance

As an employer, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety.

It is completely up to you as an employer to appoint one or a combination of competent advisors. If you currently manage the majority of your business but need expert help to aid your company's progression and development. If you do not feel confident in your ability to manage health & safety within your organisation then APP Safety are here to help. 

Deciding what help you need is very important. Unless you are clear about what you want, you probably won’t get the help you need.Things to consider when using external help

 

1. Make sure you clearly explain what you need and check that they understand you.

  • 'APP will endeavor to provide the best possible advice and guidance to ensure established communication amongst all parties.'

2. Ask them to explain what they understand the work to be and what they will do, when they will do it and what they will charge you.

  • 'APP is a bespoke consultancy service, we work around you and your business operations, we will explain every detail of the service we offer and ensure you have a perfect understanding of what we offer and the costs involved.'

3. Check for evidence of relevant training/knowledge, such as formal qualifications or practical experience of providing advice in your industry/area of work.  

  • 'All our advisers at APP are fully qualified with 'Chartered' IOSH status and have wealth of industry knowledge.'

4. Can they explain why they are competent to advise you on your particular problem?

  • 'At appointment you will be assigned a designated consultant who will issue their personal CV to demonstrate their competency.'

5. Are they a member of OSHCR?

  • 'Yes... APP Safety Ltd is a member of the the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register***.'

6. Shop around to find the right help at the right price. If you were buying equipment or another service for your business, you wouldn’t always accept the first offer, so do the same with health and safety advice.

  • 'We completely understand you may want to look for alternative pricing, we welcome the competition however we do offer a 'guaranteed best price' promise.

7. Check that the person you choose is adequately insured.

  • 'APP hold adequate, valid and up-to-date professional indemnity insurance. Available on request.'

  

***The OSHCR provides an up-to-date list of general health and safety advisers who have a qualification recognised by the professional bodies participating in the scheme. Please follow the link to our professional profile 

https://www.oshcr.org/member/jack-mcmahon/

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