Consultancy

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Halo's consultants are all well qualified and highly experienced.

We won’t try to make you do or buy anything you don’t need, but we will make sure you know what your business or organisation needs to do to meet your duties under law.

We’ll do as much or as little administration as you want us to. We’ll talk to customers, regulators and suppliers on your behalf; undertake audits and visits; keep you up to speed on legislative changes and best practice and we’ll be at the end of the phone when you need us.

Our consultants have held, or continue to hold, managerial positions in their respective fields and have the following or higher professional membership levels:

Health and safety Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Food Safety Accredited Associate of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Environmental Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

Halo offers the following range of consultancy services:

Health & Safety

Retained Competent Person service
Please click on the Retained Competent Person tab above for details.

Design of OHSAS 18001-compliant Health & Safety Management Systems
Complete bespoke management systems that include all policies, procedures and records

Health & Safety Policies
New policies or reviews/updates of existing documents

Workplace Risk Assessments & Safe Systems of Work (Method Statements)
With your teams’ active involvement we look at the risks in your workplace and put appropriate controls in place to manage them

COSHH risk assessments
We look at each substance you use and provide recommendations as to how to handle and store it safely, or perhaps substitute it for a less hazardous equivalent

DSE risk assessments
Assessing workstations and the working environment and providing training on workstation set up and techniques to avoid discomfort

Manual handling risk assessments
Identifying hazardous manual handling tasks and making recommendations designed to reduce the likelihood that manual handlers will suffer injury

Fire risk assessments
Assessing the risk to life safety from fire and providing an action plan to resolve any issues using PAS 79, a proforma developed by the British Standards Institute and generally accepted as current best practice for recording the significant findings of Fire Risk Assessments

New and expectant mothers risk assessment
Establishing potential for harm or discomfort and making recommendations for any reasonable adjustments required to working patterns or practices

Stress risk assessment
Looking at ways to reduce workplace stressors to an acceptable level

First aid risk assessments
We look at your operation and make recommendations as to the first aid arrangements that are appropriate for you

Work at height risk assessments
Assessing the risks in your organisation from Working at Height and deciding what controls are appropriate

Lone workers risk assessment
Ensuring the safety of those whose place and/or hours of work result in them being on their own for prolonged periods

Young person’s risk assessment
Keeping workers under the age of 18 safe in your workplace

Home workers risk assessment
Considering all aspects of safety for those who work from home

Safety audits and workplace inspections
Carried out in your workplace or on customer or supplier sites, with itemised reports and Corrective Action recommendations

Assistance with client pre-qualification questionnaires
These can be long and complex – we’ll help you navigate through them

Assistance with accreditation schemes, e.g. Safecontractor
We can guide you through your application and become your named Health & Safety Assistance (see Retained Competent Person service above)

Food Safety

Design of BRC-compliant Quality Management Systems
Bespoke QMS for your food manufacturing or handling operation

In-house or supplier audits and inspections
Using your own or newly-developed proformas to establish food safety standards and make recommendations for improvement

Pre-Supplier Quality Audit preparation
Getting you ready to present your food preparation or handling business in the best possible light to a new or existing customer

Support with corrective actions post-SQA
Helping you pick up the pieces after a difficult customer visit

HACCP
Preparing HACCP plans for new or existing plants and processes

Environmental

Audits and workplace inspections
Establishing your organisations environmental compliance and making recommendations to close any gaps

Spill Control
Looking at your potential for spillages and making recommendations to manage them

Please get in touch with us via the Contacts page for further information.