At ACS, we provide a large range of health and safety audits that identify the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation’s health and safety practices. Our ISOH qualified team of consultants can provide you with comprehensive reports that are easy to action and that comply with every section of the law necessary for your business. We then help you interpret these reports so that you have a clear and quantified measure of compliance for your business.
Health & Safety Audits
Health & Safety Audits include; Structural and environmental issues, Safety organisation and systems, Storage systems and procedures, Traffic management, Mechanical and electrical equipment, Fire protection and prevention, working at height issues, Manual handling and ergonomics, Personal safety, Storage and use of chemicals, Provision, suitability and maintenance of PPE, Display screen equipment and Accident and incident reporting/investigation.
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments, appoint ACS to act as your competent person then comply with the changed fire safety regulations to ensure the safety of your premises, your operations and your employees.
Lev Assessments include smoke test, face velocity, capture velocity, transport velocity and static pressure.
Access audits including Assessing the accessibility of a building for disabled people with physical, sensor or cognitive impairments, provide sensible advice on reasonable adjustments and provide training around disability and accessibility.
LEGIONELLA AND EXPLAINING YOUR COMPANY’S RESPONSIBILITY
Under current COSHH regulation, risk assessments and the adoption of appropriate precautions to prevent Legionellosis are required.The approved code of practice (ACOP), The Prevention or Control of Legionellosis (including Legionnaires’ disease), sets out further statutory requirements for dealing with the risk. We help you meet your responsibilities by identifying and assessing risk sources, preparing preventative measures or schemes, implementing and managing precautions as necessary and keeping records of precautions implemented.
How can ACS help?
- Risk Assessment.
- Appropriate analysis and testing for: Legionella SP, total viable counts, coliforms, E.coli, Sulphite reducing clostridia.
- Practical Solutions including; legionella risk assessments, UKAS accredited microbiological testing, routine monitoring and maintenance.
- Related services including; exposure and contact plates, potable water supply, sick building syndrome, humidifier fever and hygiene audits.
SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS
ACS offers complete sampling and analysis from the lab including comprehensive chemical and microbiological analytics. We are accredited to UKAS, MAFF & NAMAS standards and make use of modern instrumentation and precision analysis as well as standard reference methodologies so you can compare results with industry recognised standards.
Our experts are trained to give you clear, jargon-free information on your results as quickly as possible, so that you have the right information available to make the best decisions for your business. We will inform you on any further action that may be required and, of course, all your results are completely confidential. Sampling and analysis can be conducted on water, land, air and food.
If noise needs to be controlled in your line of work, then to comply with new legislation you must know the risks of noise exposure in your workplace. ACS will undertake a noise survey in compliance with the British Occupational Hygiene Society’s M104 module on noise and vibration and we will help you understand whether your noise levels are within permitted guidelines. We will also recommend any remedial action that may be required and help you make the necessary adjustments to your health and safety procedures.
- New Legislation – First and second action levels of noise have been reduced by 5dB(A). This is equivalent to fifteen levels of noise.
- Responsibility – Employers have a responsibility to ‘eliminate at source or reduce to a minimum’ noise in the workplace. Previously employers only had a duty of care to reduce the level of noise in the workplace to a reasonably practicable level.
- Hearing Zones – Employers must provide hearing protection zones where technically possible and justified by the risk of exposure to noise.