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Onsite Health & Safety Support
Effective and robust Health & Safety procedures are crucial for businesses of all sizes. Our highly-skilled and experienced health and safety team supports hundreds of SMEs across the UK with on-site support to ensure legal obligations are met, reviewed, updated and stay fit for purpose.
We deliver health and safety support to businesses across sectors including engineering and manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, education and sport and leisure, supporting with health and safety audits, health and safety training for staff and obtaining health and safety accreditations as well as PQQs.
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OF OUR CLIENTS STATED THAT THEY WERE ‘VERY SATISFIED’ WITH OUR SERVICES
Your Health & Safety Team
Health & Safety Audits and Reports
Howarths supplies tailored health and safety audits for SMEs across Yorkshire and beyond.
For smaller organisations, we can support with a simple inspection of the premises and a review of current health and safety documentation to ensure you’re up-to-date and meeting your health and safety obligations. We’ll follow this up with a report covering our observations and recommendations and can then help you implement new processes or overhaul existing ones to ensure safety at work.
We also supply health and safety audits and reports for large manufacturers and can carry out external audits of management systems. Our audits can be desk only or we can conduct site visits to verify that policy and practice are in alignment.
After we’ve completed an assessment, we’ll produce a prioritised action plan offering guidance in how to make any required improvements and can assist in implementing changes if required.
Our health and safety audits are conducted according to UK law and the principles contained within the Health & Safety Executive’s guidance on management systems (HS(G)65).
Health & Support Days (onsite – H&S committee meetings etc, checking docs up to date)
When you’re busy doing your day job, keeping on top of health and safety obligations can often get pushed to the bottom of your list. However, if you fail to do so, the consequences of lapsed attention to health and safety can be serious.
Howarths can provide on-site support to ensure your business is always meeting its legal obligations surrounding health and safety. We can conduct regular health and safety visits to ensure policies and procedures are up to date and conduct thorough checks of your working environment to instil best practice.
Many of the businesses we work with count on us as their external health and safety team, and rely on us to identify new hazards and potential scenarios while staying on top of changes to working environment and the impact this has on required health and safety practices.
The amount of on-site health and safety support needed will vary according to the size of your business and the industry in which you operate, so let us create a robust health and safety support schedule that’s tailored to your business and takes the strain away from you.
Onsite Health & Safety Training
Let our expert team support yours with accredited health and safety training to ensure your staff are aware of their responsibilities and understand how to protect themselves and mitigate risks at work.
Howarths can provide expert health and safety training to businesses of all sizes, be it a course for two people or a seminar for 200. We will act as your ‘competent person’ to satisfy your legal duties under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations.
We cover training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to small to medium businesses:
– Health and Safety Awareness
– Manual Handling
– First Aid
A word from one of our clients...
“With over 40 retail stores across the UK and employing over 200 staff, it is extremely important that we are supported by a professional and competent team. Moda In Pelle have been working with Howarths for over 9 years now and their pragmatic, commercially focused legal support has been crucial in adding value to our business operations.”
Moda In Pelle
“The team at Howarths are always available to talk to and offer clear advice and have supported us through some tough periods of change. I would recommend Howarths for all of your employment law, HR and H&S needs.”
“At Howarths we get exactly what we need - a personal service, tailored to our needs. All the team at Howarths are great and we know that when we do have a query that we will get the most appropriate advice, in a timely manner that is easy to understand. We would not hesitate in recommending Howarths.”
``The knowledge base, commitment and attention to detail are second to none; it's refreshing to partner such a forward thinking, competent HR provider who delivers real value to our organisation.”
``Howarths' knowledge and skill can always be relied upon. Just as importantly, their friendly and personal touch instills confidence at all times.”
Kirklees Stadium Development Limited
``We have found the support and advice from Howarths invaluable. I would highly recommend the Howarths team to any company. You never know when you may need them.”
The Pink Link
“Howarths provide an invaluable service and provide a level of reassurance that professional advice is always on hand at a time when the business needs it.”
“The team at Howarths offer you professional advice, support and comfort in your HR needs when you need it and you know that the advice will be accurate and above all within the current guidelines due to their excellent background in Employment Law. They are also a great source of training in all aspects of HR and it's all delivered in an easy to understand manner for myself and my team”.
“A competent, honest and highly professional company. The staff are passionate about their jobs, welcoming and supportive. The advice they give both verbally and in writing is always promptly delivered and instils me with confidence, even in the most difficult of situations”.
Wakefield Independent School
“We have used Howarths for several years now and to know that we have such a reliable, professional and knowledgeable organisation at the end of the telephone who can advise and guide us in all aspects of HR is worth its weight in gold”.
Robert Watts Estate Agents
“We know that should an issue arise, we can rely on them for step-by-step advice on how to deal with it. In our dealings with Howarths we have found that issues are dealt with promptly and with utmost professionalism”.
R&L Enterprises Ltd
“Howarths has become an invaluable asset to the essential smooth running of our business and in safeguarding our employee relationships; the friendly, professional service has become a cost-effective “can’t do without” business tool”.
“Howarths have been supporting Children’s Place’s employment practice for the past 7 years. We have always been impressed by how positive and professional all members of the team are. The support we receive is invaluable, as it is always effective and dealt with in an efficient timely manner. With a staff team of around 200, Howarths really do support our employment practice in all aspects of delivery”.
Children’s Place Ltd
“Aztek International has been a happy client of the Howarth Partnership for over ten years. On the rare occasion where you need their service, they react immediately, and it is good to have someone who is on your side. They will always guide you down the right track and make sure you do not make any impulsive mistakes. It is great to have someone you can have an open conversation with, and get great advice back”.
“Having been successfully supported by the team at Howarths for nearly five years now, we can confidently say that the highly tailored advice, guidance, documentation and most importantly, practical solutions offered to us by all its team members has always been of the highest standard and extremely responsive. A relationship with Howarths is therefore a must-have for all businesses in this day and age!”
“Howarths have been supporting us and our clients for many years. We have always received expert practical advice. No problem or quick question is too small or too much trouble”.
GL Barker Accountants
Although our current providers drastically reduced their rates I knew that from the moment Tracey arrived, and had then gone through what they could offer, Howarths seemed the right kind of people for us”
``As we have grown over the past couple of years, our relationship with Howarths has become a key part of the business. They are both pro-active and re-active to events happening in the world and our business, and have become a key member of the group”.
“We had been using the services of Howarths for several years on an ad-hoc basis until Gavin advised we would be better off using their yearly contract package. We now sign up every year safe in the knowledge that Gavin and his team will be there when we need them for all of our employment related questions. Excellent service and advice always given.”
“I would not hesitate in using / recommending Howarths – a dedicated, reliable and honest company across the board”.
John Alderson & Son
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