H&S Stats You Can't Afford to Ignore

1.6 million

Work-related ill health cases (new or long-standing) in 2019/20

£10.6 billion

Annual costs of new cases of work-related ill health in 2018/19, excluding longlatency illness such as cancer

38.8 million

Working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019/20

2,446

Mesothelioma deaths in 2018 with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos

111

Fatal injuries to workers in 2019/20

TAILORED H&S SOLUTIONS

Health and safety policy and risk assessments, built around key safety hazards within your industry.

EXPERTS IN YOUR INDUSTRY

A blend of ex-enforcement officers and industry specialists with niche knowledge of key H&S risks.

Practical guidance

Rewarding 98% of clients choosing to partner with us time and again, creating success stories worth sharing.

ALWAYS BY YOUR SIDE

Assistance with accident investigations, including reporting under RIDDOR.

Whether you’re managing teams of staff, caring for pupils or opening your doors to the public, we understand the safety of your people is of paramount importance. Our hands-on H&S solutions – from office risk assessments to full occupational health and safety management strategies – provide a straightforward path to compliance.

As former environmental health practitioners, Southalls consultants know what it takes to remain on the right side of current workplace safety regulations and maintain consistent compliance across a range of environments – from schools to offices and golf clubs to night clubs. With solutions that save time, educate staff and streamline processes, we help you keep the buzz of your business while safeguarding against civil claims and accidents at work. 

Need pointers on your H&S programme? Book a no-catch call with our expert

SAFETY CLOUD SOFTWARE

Our 24/7 health and safety tool that sorts compliance management from start to finish.

CUSTOMISED COMPLIANCE

Practical action plans to help you master H&S management, from DSE assessments to RIDDOR reporting.

REGULAR H&S AUDITS

Initial sector-specific health and safety audit plus six-monthly safety audits and online reports.

COVID-19 ADVICE

Ensuring you stay productive, protected and compliant even in the face of changing regulations.

TAILORED SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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SAFETY SOLUTIONS CREATED FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

With workers taking on high-risk activities every day, health and safety in manufacturing leaves no room for error. We provide the tools, technology and tailor-made solutions to inspire confidence, cut claims and transform team attitudes.

Our safety experts start with a solid understanding of your business, then shape a comprehensive H&S programme that addresses critical manufacturers' health and safety concerns such as machinery, handling and transport safety. We also conduct workplace noise assessments to keep you compliant with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations.

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BUILDERS MERCHANTS SAFETY THAT KEEPS YOU A STEP AHEAD

Faced with the challenges of warehouse logistics, materials handling and vehicle operation, health and safety in builders merchants is a serious concern – but it can still be simple to manage. Southalls pragmatic, professional support and user-friendly Safety Cloud software give you the tools to take control and the time to do your day job.

Our consultants push your approach beyond simple box-ticking, helping you transform standards and create a compliance-based culture. We start with a bespoke, business-wide safety audit based on your specific needs, as well as common issues of safety in builders merchants, then provide the hands-on expertise to ensure you meet legal requirements, and much more.

ACO Technologies’ state-of-the-art surface water management systems make travel safer for car, air and rail passengers across the globe. It was time to transform ACO’s safety culture, powering up employees to take ownership of critical tasks.

We helped them build an equally innovative safety solution for their own team that realised cost savings of 20%. 

When East Anglia-based builders’ merchant Kent Blaxill were hit with a weighty fine for failing to ensure adequate separation of vehicles and pedestrians at its Colchester branch, the team got serious about safety.

They looked to Southalls to create a H&S solution that’s cut reported accidents by 43%, dropped manual handling injuries by 32% and boosted days on the job by 78%.

AJB Group had always been serious about safety, approaching it with the same care and attention as their high-performance residential and commercial joinery. So when a minor incident cued a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consultation, they looked to Southalls to cover compliance from every angle.

Find out more how Southalls hands-on support boosted confidence across the AJB.

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A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO WAREHOUSING & STORAGE SAFETY

As business booms for online retailers, warehousing and storage safety has never played a more pivotal role in commercial success – and corporate reputation. We work with operators UK-wide to elevate standards, inspire confidence and give processes an expert edge. 

Working in tandem with your team, Southalls delivers a compliance programme to tackle distribution safety rules and warehousing safety concerns, including handling and logistics, loading and unloading, racking and forklifts.

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CUSTOMISED H&S SUPPORT FOR YOUR GARDEN CENTRE

Take a large retail premises spread over indoor and outdoor environments, trailing hoses, water features, seasonal display changes, unwieldy, sharp and heavy product lines (what is the best way to carry a tree, a swing set, a fiberglass pond?) and combine with daily deliveries and moving forklift trucks - all within a unique ‘family-browsing’ setting. That’s a lot of health and safety considerations for any garden centre manager!

Southalls’ workable risk reduction measures allowed Ruxley Manor to keep a strict eye on compliance, while keeping creativity alive and well.

Steel stockholders and distributors John Tainton had worked hard to build a solid safety track record across their UK and Ireland operations. So when an incident prompted a visit from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), they partnered with Southalls to take their approach to the next level.

Now employees are clued up, confident and clear of their role in the bigger compliance picture, and the partnership has built health and safety into the bedrock of the John Tainton business.

Since 2015, Southalls’ proven education sector expertise has helped Solihull School meet exacting safety standards while fuelling the passions of their ambitious, adventurous pupils.

The partnership now covers ongoing operational support, long-term safety planning and bespoke staff training, set around teachers’ demanding curricular and club schedules.

With ambitious plans to expand their family of casually classic French restaurants, Bistrot Pierre needed a scalable safety solution that could hold its own across 21 thriving outlets. Southalls’ frontline EHO expertise guided the business as they grew, helping them set exemplary health and safety standards in every kitchen while delivering unforgettable experiences front of house.

With incident stats – from staff injuries to customer complaints and claims – captured on the Safety Cloud system, Bistrot Pierre were able to pinpoint hot spots, track trends and take proactive steps to prevent future civil action.

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Escape the safety spreadsheets

Using outdated tools to tackle compliance? Safety Cloud moves every part of H&S management online, replacing silo-based systems that let compliance duties, data and deadlines slip dangerously through the net.

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SECTOR-LEADING INDUSTRIAL H&S EXPERTISE

The daily demands of health and safety in the metal industry can make or break businesses. We’ve transformed compliance standards for companies across UK metal and steel with specialist industrial H&S experience and a practical, results-driven approach. 

Everything we do is about boosting efficiency, saving time and creating safety-wise workforces. As experts in health and safety in the steel industry, our consultants work one-to-one to understand your business, then build a bespoke compliance programme – including online and onsite training – to tackle your unique industrial safety concerns. 

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BUILDING SAFER SCHOOLS ACROSS THE UK

Whether you’re caring for pupils or opening your doors to the public, we understand the safety of your people is of paramount importance. Our hands-on school health and safety services provide progressive, practical routes to compliance.

To help you plot the way forward, Southalls lead education sector H&S consultants can help you outline critical considerations when designing your school's coronavirus response strategy. You'll also access a range of support services to assist you in implementing the right measures for your setting, in line with changing HSE and government guidelines.

H&S SOFTWARE FOR MULTI-ACADEMY TRUSTS (MATS)

Managing safety across a Multi-Academy Trust presents unique challenges. Our bespoke safety management software, Safety Cloud, centralises all compliance data, documents and processes, providing a shared online dashboard for reporting, tasks and training across your entire Trust.

Stuck on a specific safety issue?

Book a free phone session with a senior Southalls advisor

Some health and safety stresses are too complex to take on alone – so we’re offering a free phone consultation with a senior H&S consultant in your sector.

Ask questions, get expert feedback on your 2021 plans or troubleshoot a particular safety stumbling block. Whatever’s worrying you about compliance, we’re here to lighten the load. And we promise, there’s no frustrating sales pitch to follow.

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