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Optimum Safety are a Team of Consultants

We specialise in health and safety and fire risk, and we give businesses the peace of mind that their employees are safe and that they are following the law.

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Our core administrative team

Our Team is Our Difference

We’ve been very lucky throughout our years in business, and we’ve managed to build a team that cares about each and every one of our customers as much as the next. The way we see it, we’re a part of your business, too.

We work tirelessly for our customers, and have a meticulous eye for detail when assessing potential hazards. This is rooted in a genuine desire to keep our customers’ employees as safe as possible in the workplace.

Our clients range from sole traders through to multi-locational teams. We don’t want small businesses to feel the financial burden that safety can bring, that’s why we created our Lite package.

We boost our clients to get more sales

We take a holistic view of health and safety.

By assessing where your business is now, but more importantly, where it wants to go in the future.

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Ongoing Protection

Your business will scale, so our services do too. We protect businesses of all sizes, from startup to multi-locational teams.

On your side

We understand health and safety can be overwhelming, which is why we don’t just advise. We listen.

Our Recent Awards

Best Health and Safety Management Consultancy (UK)

Best Health and Safety Management Consultancy (UK)

Best Health and Safety Management Consultancy

Best Health and Safety Consultancy (UK)

A note from Chris Owen, our Managing Director.

Why I Founded Optimum Safety

After years of seeing the blinkered and inflexible approach taken by health and safety companies, I decided it was time to take my extensive experience in running businesses and pairing it with my skills of being a Chartered Health & Safety Consultant and qualified trainer.

What I Will Give You

I bring no-nonsense practical health & safety management to companies across the UK. This is coupled with the very best qualified advice, support, consultancy and training to our clients. We will take care of everything, and make what is a business-critical area as easy as possible.

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Your questions answered.

What are my health and safety obligations as an employer?2021-11-20T18:18:38+00:00

UK health and safety legislation sets a variety of obligations for employers. These relate to the identification and mitigation of workplace risks, giving employees adequate training and protective equipment, and providing adequate first aid and incident reporting mechanisms.

What happens in a fire risk assessment?2021-11-20T18:17:35+00:00

During a fire risk assessment, an Optimum Safety assessor will thoroughly investigate your premises, taking note of the condition of the building and identify potential fire hazards and escape routes. If you have already had a fire risk assessment or have procedures in place, the assessor will also review your current fire prevention and management tactics and make sure these are still fit for purpose.

Does health and safety law only apply to larger businesses?2021-11-20T18:18:47+00:00

Health and safety laws apply to each and every business. However, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) understands that it would not be proportionate for a two-person photography business to have the same health and safety obligations as a national construction company. So, even as a new business, you must pay attention to your health and safety obligations.

How often do we need to carry out a new risk assessment?2021-11-20T17:27:55+00:00

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that your organisation needs to regularly review your health and safety risk assessment to ensure that the risks your employees face have not changed. However, there is no legal time frame for reviewing your risk assessment, and HSE strongly recommend that risk assessments are carried out on an annual basis.

When do I need a fire risk assessment?2021-11-20T18:17:46+00:00

Depending on the size and type of business you operate, you may need to organise a fire risk assessment annually. However, if you have altered your premises, changed the contents or layout of the building, changed your fire risk precautions, or simply suspect your previous fire assessment is no longer valid, you must take a new fire risk assessment.

Why should I have a fire risk assessment?2021-11-20T18:17:57+00:00

First and foremost, if you employ five or more employees, it is your legal responsibility to arrange a fire risk assessment. However, fire risk assessments are also very beneficial, helping you identify any flaws in your emergency detection and evacuation procedures. This will assist you in keeping your employees and members of the public visiting your premises safe.

What health and safety documentation does my business need?2021-11-20T17:28:29+00:00

The documentation your business requires varies depending on the inherent risks presented to your business, and the activities it carries out. However, it is good practice to get the following documents in place as soon as possible. These documents are a health and safety policy, risk assessment, fire risk assessment, accident records book and health and safety law poster.

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