<ul><li>Welcome to the </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety Companion </li></ul><ul><li>An easy to use Health and Safety Management & Compliance System </li></ul>
The System is computer based and can be loaded onto a single pc or server for multi users.
<ul><ul><li>What does it Do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates Compliance to the Enforcing Authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage all of your Health and Safety Records in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides guidance on all the major subjects written in easy to understand language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains links throughout the program to the appropriate records that need to be completed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Removes the requirement for you to store paper records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides you with unlimited printing facility to provide staff and clients with your Health and Safety Records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes Training aids such as Power Point presentations on key subjects such as Fire, Manual Handling, PPE, Working at Height and induction. </li></ul></ul>
Why do I Need it In the Eyes of the Enforcing Authorities Ignorance is no defence!!! The law states that all workers have a right to work in places where risks to their Health and Safety are properly controlled. On January 16th 2009 a new act came into force called the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 which made imprisonment an option for MOST health and safety offences. It imposed new fines thresholds too, which now makes breaking the law COSTLY. Health and Safety incidents and accidents are very costly. According to the Association of British Insurers an accident or incident costing circa £600.00 (The average cost suggested by the ABI) means that an organisation with a net profit margin of 15% would need to increase turnover by £4,000 to make up for that accident incident.
<ul><li>How do I use it? </li></ul><ul><li>The Guidance notes in the Health and Safety Companion are in PDF format, so you will need a PDF reader to view the information. We suggest that you download free Nitro reader directly from our site. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have downloaded and registered your copy you are able to start using the system immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>By using the Contents page you can navigate to the subject that you wish to work on </li></ul>
<ul><li>The contents page contains interactive links to each topic, so you can click and jump immediately to your subject of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the guidance notes are links to the various record keeping forms that are required to ensure compliance. </li></ul>By completing these forms on your computer and saving to your specially designated Health and Safety file you will build a complete record keeping system that can be accessed, amended and printed time and time again.
The subjects that are covered are as follows: Employment Requirements Company Health and Safety Policy* Risk Assessments* Training Work Equipment Personal Protective Equipment First Aid* RIDDOR Employers Liability Insurance Manual Handling* Competent Persons Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Health and Safety Welfare Safety Signs Fire* Emergency Lighting Call & Assembly Points Electricity Under Eighteens Working at Height Steps and Ladders Noise Asbestos Disability Discrimination Act Violence in the Workplace Stress in the Workplace Display Screen Equipment* Smoking in the Workplace Lone workers
Also included are a number of training aids to reduce/remove the requirement to employ external trainers. Subjects such as: Fire Manual Handling Working at Height Personal Protective Equipment Display Screen Assessments Are covered with Power point presentations which means you can train one or a number of your staff from your own work based computers. Once the training has been undertaken the Health and Safety Companion provides you with training records to ensure compliance. You can even provide your employees with certificates.
If you do not wish to purchase the full version of the Health and Safety Companion you can download modules of your choice. The modules available are; Fire First Aid and RIDDOR Health and Safety Policy Manual Handling Risk Assessments Display Screen Assessments
Each Module is completely stand alone and contains all the interactive forms required to form part of your record system and all the training aids that appertain to that subject. They can even be combined with the full version of the Health and Safety Companion should you wish to purchase one at a later date.
Need that bit of extra help? Purchase an annual membership and receive access to the technical help line, updated software twice and year and access to our members page on the web site for interesting articles about Health and Safety, and become part of our Health and Safety Community by using our HSC Blog. Still not enough? Our sister company AF Consulting provide a Consultancy services at discounted prices to Health and Safety Companion registered users.