HEALTH & SAFETY
for your business and employees
avoid back injury in the workplace
create a safe working environment
Health & Safety
Q-West Consultants specialise in Health and Safety matters with a focus on Safety Audits, Safety Statements, Safety Surveys, Safety Awareness Seminars, Safety Training Courses, Preliminary Health and Safety Plans, Site Safety Plans and Site Specific Safety Statements. We also offer advice on a wide range of safety topics.
AVOID BACK INJURY
Back pain in the workplace is an affliction that affects a very large percentage of our population. It is estimated that over 30% of all accidents in the workplace have their genesis in back injuries relating from improper lifting techniques. Unfortunately, damage to our backs is NOT something that will go away permanently.
A LEGAL REQUIREMENT
Safety Statements are working documents and therefore need to be updated constantly and amended to ensure their relevance and timeliness. Safety audits and surveys provide you with an outside, objective assessment of your safety control measures, safety awareness culture and ethos and resources allocated to accident prevention.
Site Safety Plans
With the current upturn in the economy, there is a significant increase in construction activity and it is expected this will continue into the future. This means the HSA will renew their inspection regime in that area of work. Indeed the Programme planned by the HSA for 2017 states “there will be 4,000 construction site inspections with a focus on preventing accidents involving self-employed workers and small-sized contractors”.
To provide your employees with information in relation to in-company safety culture, seminars can be offered on a range of issues. The duration and programme content can be tailor-made to suit your activities and target audience. A Safety Seminar will take your Safety Programme to the next level.
ERGONOMICS, FIRST AID AND MORE
Ergonomics is not just an “office” thing. Ergonomics also comes into play where your Employees are involved in Manual Handling of Loads, repetitive work and/or conveyor type work where the back and trunk might be involved. These injuries could cost you money & time where the Employee goes “sick”, quality of work is affected
Q-West Consultants are very professional in their approach to writing Safety Statements and Planet Entertainment Centres have been very happy and satisfied with the Services provided. I would recommend the Company to any Clients
Neil ( Director, Planet Entertainment Centre )
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has engaged the Services of Q-West Consultants Ltd in a Health & Safety capacity. The Society has found that the Company has always undertaken their briefs in a methodical and exhaustive manner. Their advice/recommendations have been clear, deliberate and focused. Indeed clarity has been a hallmark of their work. Their professionalism has always been evident.
Pat (Former Western Region President, The Society of St Vincent de Paul)