Safety and Standards Consultancy and Training Agency
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Strategy & Organization
Safety and Standards Consultancy and Trainig agency, has the primary goal to help our customers – spread the Safey culture in Seychelles to reduce the number of occupational incident/accident and to maximize the productivity of a business by establishing safety policy, safety operating procedures and Safety Management System.
Seychelles has laws which are governing the Occupational Health and Safety of every worker, it is our responsibility to make sure we are in complinace. (Occupational Safety and Health Decree Cap 151, 14th December, 1978) also Seychelles signed a number of conventions with ILO which are reinforcing the legal requirement to ensure a safety workplace for everyone.
Our services and Training
Safety and Standards Consultancy and Training Agency is offering different services based on the requirement of our customers.
Health and Safety Consultation
Onsite Health and Safety Consultation will establish whether your current Health and Safety Management System is actually working and whether employees are observing Health and Safety practises at work. We will look at the following areas so that we can provide you with a clear picture of your businesses performance in terms of Health and Safety Management and legal compliance.
·Policy and arrangements
·Risk assessments and safe systems of work
·Fire risk assessment
·Workplace accidents and reporting
·Working at height
·Employee safety training
·Personal protective equipment
·Slips, Trips and Falls
Health and Safety Audits
An in-depth Health and Safety Audit can be very useful when establishing whether your current Health and Safety Management System is actually working and whether employees are observing Health and Safety practices at work
What can we do to help?
Our Health and Safety Audits are a critical, in-depth examination of an organisation's Health and Safety Management System. Health and Safety audits can cover the whole safety management system or particular aspects, such as your;
·Health and Safety policy and documentation
·And the level of Health and Safety training within the organisation
Following the Health and Safety audit, a prioritised action plan is produced to guide any required improvements. This report can be used to form the basis of a Management System and will help the business to achieve best practice in relation to Health and Safety management. Health and Safety Audits should be carried out on an annual basis and will provide you with a clear picture of performance in terms of Health and Safety Management. As a result, remedial actions can be taken before incidents occur.
Health and Safety Inspections
We can assist any type of business and organisation that requires Health and Safety Inspections to be undertaken of their workplace or specific areas, we will also ensure compliance with all current OSH Decree 151, subsidiary regulation related to Health and Safety within the workplace and the ILO conventions signed by the Government of Seychelles.
What can we do to help?
Our Health and Safety inspections cover all work areas and physical parts of the premises, along with assessment of current documentation and processes. The core aims of our expert inspection services are to:
·look for hazards or potential hazards in the workplace;
·review risk assessments that have been carried out;
·talk in confidence to employees and managers about any problems in workplace;
·look at how work is being done - are safe systems being followed.
Our Health and Safety Inspections are an important monitoring tool to ensure hazards remain controlled and employees and others are not at risk. Following our indepth inspections we will produce an indepth Health and Safety inspection reports are produced detailing:
·observations made and hazards identified;
·level of risk (High, medium or low);
·any recommendations necessary to ensure on-going legal compliance.
What are your legal duties?
* Under the Occupational Safety and Health Decree CAP 151, 1991:
* Provide and maintain a systems of work that are safe and without risk to health
* Ensuring safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of items and substances
* Inform, instruct, train and supervise to ensure the health and safety at work of his employees
Health and Safety Policy and Review
Seychelles Government signed the ILO convention C155, – The occupational Safety and Health convention 1981. The convention has more than 70 standards which include guidance for issuing Health and Safety Policy.
What can we do to help?
Our Health and Safety Consultant can write or review your Health and Safety Policy to match the specific needs of your business. Our bespoke Health and Safety policy documents will consist of three key sections:
Statement of Intent
- What the company intends to achieve with regards to Health and Safety, its objectives, targets and goals. This should be signed by the most senior person in the business
Organisational Responsibilities- who is responsible for what (risk assessments, audits, inspections etc)
Arrangements for Implementation- How the company is going to achieve its aims, the detailed procedures that will be followed to ensure staff remain safe and healthy.
Health and Safety Policies must be regularly reviewed and revised, and must be brought to the attention of all employees. Many Health and Safety Policies in place are generic and do not cover the company’s specific needs. We can review and update your policy making it bespoke to you.
Health and Safety Risk Assessments
Health and Safety risk assessments in the workplace are an important step in protecting your employees and your business, as well as complying with Health and Safety law. They are vital in allowing a business to identify and target any dangers that have the potential to cause harm.
What can we do to help?
We can provide expert assistance and advice regarding your Health and Safety risk assessments.
It is a legal requirement under the Occupational Safety and Health Decree Cap 151, for organisations to carry out documented Health and Safety risk assessments of all of their significant hazards. For example:
·Fire Risk Assessments
·Display Screen Equipment
·Work at Height
·Noise Risk Assessments
Fire Safety Risk Assessment
Wecan carry out your Fire Safety Risk Assessments, and Fire Awareness Training.
What can we do to help?
We can carry out Fire Risk Assessments for commercial businesses, residential apartment buildings, Communal Areas required by Solicitors, Agents, Landlords and Social Housing Clients.
·Fast turnaround on visits and reports
·Easy to understand priority action plan
·2 hours awareness training (no practical)
A Fire Safety Risk Assessment will provide you with a professional report, which identifies your fire safety compliance, servicing of equipment, access and escape routes, signage, locks, etc
We can conduct a variety of Occupational Hygiene Services.
We will work with you to help comply with the requirements and improve productivity as a result of using more effective controls.
Workplace exposure monitoring aims to recognise, evaluate and minimise the risk of operative ill health from hazardous substances in the workplace.The results of workplace exposure monitoring will highlight exposure to hazardous substances and assess the effectiveness of existing control measures, such as Personal Protective Equipment. The results are evaluated against Workplace Exposure Limits and can be interpreted to determine any improvements and supplementary control measures.
All employers are required to assess the risks to its employee’s health and safety created by exposure to noise in the workplace. One way of doing this is to undertake Occupational Noise Monitoring. The results of this will aid the company in formulating its action plan to reduce exposures to workplace noise, as required by regulations. These regulations state that companies are required to monitor noise levels in the workplace, and to take steps to prevent or reduce the exposure to noise risks.
Ergonomics Risk assessment
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, keeping in minds the capabilities and limitations of the worker. A systematic ergonomics improvement process removes risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal injuries and intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. A Risk assessment will aims to recognise, evaluate and minimise the risk of operative ill health from bad posture, reduce work space, improper lifting techniques, etc. Awareness training will identify and provide important information about hazards in the workplace. Assist in the ergonomic process by voicing concerns and suggestions for reducing exposure to risk factors and by evaluating the changes made as a result of an ergonomic assessment.
Ergonomics Evaluation and risk Assessment
Health and Safety Management Systems
Most organisations recognise that Health and Safety Management Systems are just as important as the management of Marketing, Sales, Finance and Accounting, Logistics, Quality Systems, Human Resources and Manufacturing.The best organisations recognise the link between the identification and control of risk, the general health of their staff, and the success of their business. On that basis, they build Health and Safety Management Systems that are as integral to their organisation as any other business process.
What will we do to help?
We can design and implementation of tailored Health and Safety Management Systems.