Health and safety is of key importance to all organisations. In July 2015, 1.2 million people were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work.
As a result 28.2 million working days were lost due to work related illness and workplace injury – costing the UK £14.2 billion.
NIFES Statutory Compliance and Safety Audits provide a clear overview of standards, systems and statutory compliance across the estate.
NIFES consultants have a proven track record of surveying buildings in relation to their performance under fire and health and safety compliance.
Our specialist consultants and engineers have an in-depth up-to-date knowledge of all the statutory requirements you need to adhere to.
This can include the completion of fire risk assessments, inspecting legionella management systems or auditing health and safety performance, which will help your organisation to:
Understand how well you comply with fire and health and safety requirements across your estate
Be clear on any gaps in safety policy or practice
Identify and target the areas where critical improvements are needed
Respond to fire and health and safety legal requirements in specific areas of your estate with our in-depth specialist techniques
What NIFES Can Offer
Our surveys are comprehensive, incorporating physical on-site observations alongside an in-depth review of your policies and procedures, log books, site plans and any other relevant information that may be available.
Areas covered include fire safety, workplace safety, electrical services, asbestos, control of legionellosis, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH), the Equality Act (formerly the Disability Discrimination Act), sharps safety, manual handling and the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Specialist techniques we can employ as part of an audit include risk assessments, statutory compliance surveys, fire compartmentation surveys and infection control audits.
In addition where training has been identified as an issue, NIFES can provide a 3 in1 training course covering the necessary mandatory health & safety training requirements (General Health & Safety, Manual Handling and Fire).
We can also provide valuable corporate advice to help run your estate in a compliant and safe manner. NIFES provide a strategic and practical approach to health and safety management, covering both short and long term objectives. We can analyse information from physical surveys and existing data to produce health and safety audits, risk assessment reviews, training needs analyses and compliance gap analyses.