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Why Us2021-11-25T11:18:44+00:00

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We take a flexible and human approach, giving practical advice and support for businesses in a range of sectors.

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  • Specialists in fire risk
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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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We boost our clients to get more sales

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

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

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Best Health and Safety Management Consultancy (UK)

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“I would therefore urge all companies out there to look at their own health & safety partner and question whether they were really there to help when you needed them the most! Optimum Safety most certainly were.”

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Your questions answered.

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.

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or layout of the building, changed your fire risk precautions, or simply suspect your previous fire assessment is no longer valid, you must take a new fire risk assessment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Our responsive team will respond to your enquiry quickly. Get in touch.

“It is reassuring that we have a fully compliant health and safety system in the business and that we have someone at the end of the phone whenever required. One phrase to describe our service from Optimum Safety – ‘Competency with common sense’, they are perfect for our business”

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Brook and Mayo

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