SAFETY SOLUTIONS TAILORED TO YOUR SECTOR

Southalls’ bespoke services tackle sector-specific safety issues across warehousing and distribution, builders merchants, restaurants and hospitality, offices, metal and steel, construction products manufacturing and schools. We work one-to-one to deliver health and safety risk management solutions that save money, maintain compliance and ensure the wellbeing of your workforce.

DELIVERING DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

The Southalls story began at Birmingham University back in 2000. John and Angela met while earning MSc degrees in Environmental Health and went on to carve out successful careers as environmental health officers across a range of industries. Their next goal was to outpace traditional health and safety companies with a new kind of consultancy – driven by real people, delivering real results.
Southalls was created in 2003, grew at phenomenal speed (mostly through personal recommendation) and now supports clients worldwide. But our dedication to excellence has remained since day one.

Our safety management service is uniquely endorsed by Rob Strange OBE, former Chief Executive of IOSH

"I am delighted to sit on Southall's advisory board as they have market leading health and safety software, excellent client retention and they offer a full consultancy service which is way in excess of the normal industry standards."

-Rob Strange

TRUSTED EXPERTS IN YOUR INDUSTRY

Our team is a business-minded blend of ex-enforcement officers and industry specialists with niche knowledge of key health and safety risk management concerns – from industrial noise and asbestos to explosive atmospheres and dangerous substances.

We’re world-class sector experts with a clear view of commercial reality. So clients can expect workable occupational health and safety solutions that make solid financial sense.

RESULTS THAT EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS

We come to work each day to build safer businesses and deliver peace of mind for employers. It’s a simple ethos that runs through all our client relationships – and keeps 98% of customers coming back, year after year.

Our personal 24/7 service is backed up with constructive benefits like no-charge emergency call-outs and business-focused action plans after every audit.

Organisations across the globe trust us to keep their stakeholders safe and their companies compliant, and our constantly-evolving Safety Cloud health and safety software is used by over 62,000 people worldwide.

JOIN THE SOUTHALLS TEAM

Due to business growth, we need health and safety consultants (both seasoned seniors and newly-qualifieds) to put their expertise to work across client account management, auditing, risk assessment production, software roll-out and accident investigation.

Your outstanding communication skills will help you build effective working relationships with an impressive portfolio of clients – from low to high risk and growing SMEs to thriving PLCs. 

Based around the M25 region or alongside the Southalls team at our Midlands head office, you’ll manage your own diary and need to be flexible about travel and occasional overnight stays.

Don't Let Safety Hazards Ruin Your Business

Meet with one of our health and safety experts to discuss what’s working with your current approach – and how best practice could transform its effectiveness.

We’ll talk you through:

- Risk areas that could result in financial penalties

Key regulations that impact your sector

- Practical, cost-effective strategies to tackle your top safety priorities  

Booking is simple and set around your schedule. Click below to arrange a short, no-strings session with a Southalls specialist.  

YOUR AWARD-WINNING HEALTH & SAFETY TEAM

We’re grateful to be Highly Commended for a BSiF Safety Solution Award (The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018) and to have been recognised for our innovative health and safety solutions.

This acknowledgment makes our team want to work even harder, ensuring everything we do is targeted towards delivering safety excellence to all of our clients.

H&S SERVICES FOR YOUR SECTOR

A key workplace safety concern, exposure to high levels of noise can give rise to tinnitus and even permanent hearing loss if left unchecked. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) place an obligation on employers to perform a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk to employees, and to reduce the risk to as low as is reasonably practicable. Our experienced consultants use the latest technology to accurately measure the level of noise present in your workplace through both personal dose monitoring and static area measurements. 

Generating a ‘workplace noise assessment’, we then advise on which areas or processes are creating the greatest risk to your employees and practical ways to reduce the noise levels.

 

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 require employers to assess and manage the risk of exposure to asbestos. In reality this means ensuring you know firstly if your building contains any asbestos and secondly managing potential exposure. Failure to adequately manage the risks associated with asbestos often leads to heavy prosecution fines.

How do we help you?

We undertake a survey (called a Management Survey) to establish the facts. This will involve sampling any materials suspected to contain asbestos. Sample results can be obtained same day if required. Pulling all of the data together to compile a survey including site plan with asbestos register. Taking this a step further than other providers, we then work with you to produce a Management Plan ensuring you fully comply with the Regulations.

What about refurbishment or demolition?

If refurbishment or demolition is to be conducted, the area must be subject to a refurbishment and demolition survey. With an established track record of occupational health and safety management, we can often undertake this at short notice and rapidly turn around the required samples.

 

  • Workplace DSE Assessments

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations require an analysis of staff workstations to assess and reduce risk. Workstations must meet specified minimum standards. If a worker is suffering pain from poor workstation postural habits, injury or ill health, disability or return to work from a long absence, a workstation assessment is strongly recommended as part of your workplace safety programme.

As a single service or part of a wider office risk assessment, our ergonomic assessors can conduct a seating analysis and workstation overview (typically known as a DSE assessment) for all office environments. Typically 30 minutes per individual with the worker at their workstation, these involve a case history, health and safety checklist, task analysis, postural analysis, environmental analysis, workstation adjustments, advice and completed display screen equipment risk assessment to ensure you are fully compliant with regulations.

  • Health and Safety Training

We offer IOSH-approved Health and Safety training (IOSH Managing Safely, IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Builders Merchant Managers and Core Person training), First Aid at Work training and HABC Level 2 and Level 3 Food Hygiene accredited training courses.

To cover all key workplace safety hazards, we also offer tailor-made courses to suit you, including manual handling, working at height, asbestos awareness, accident at work prevention and fire warden training. 

Courses can be held on your site or at a local training facility.

E-learning training is available via Safety Cloud and consists of a full range of topics focusing on occupational health and safety management priorities. Our e-learning platform can also offer bespoke client-specific training unique to your organisation.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 makes business owners, and those responsible for business premises, ultimately responsible for conducting a fire risk assessment and making safe their places of work. As part of routine workplace safety measures, you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help if you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself. Our consultants are qualified and experienced in conducting fire risk assessments across a variety of industries.

In brief, this process includes an assessment of:

- emergency routes and exits.

-fire detection and warning systems.

-fire fighting equipment.

-safe storage of dangerous substances.

-an emergency fire evacuation plan.

-the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities.

-providing information to employees and other people on the premises.

-staff fire safety training.

A fire risk assessment document and emergency plan will be produced ensuring you fully comply with The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005.

 

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to control the risks to safety from fire,  explosions and substances corrosive to metals. ‘Dangerous substances’ can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations, dusts from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances corrosive to metal.

We will conduct a risk assessment to establish what dangerous substances are present and what risk they present, We will identify and classify areas of the workplace where explosive atmospheres may occur and what control measures are needed to remove or control the risk.

Furthermore, we provide training for staff to  ensure employees are properly informed about and trained to control or deal with the risks from the dangerous substances.

 

Legionella causes Legionnaires’ Disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Failure to properly manage your water systems may expose your staff or customers to this risk.

As an employer or person in control of premises you need to assess, prevent and control any risks of exposure to Legionella arising from your water systems. Compliant to the L8 approved code of practice, we will identify and assess the source of any risk of Legionella and produce a practical action plan to control the risk and strengthen your workplace safety procedures.

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