Specialist

Cope have the expertise to be able to offer a wide range of specialist health and safety services, ranging from Local Exhaust Ventilation Examination and Testing, to Asbestos Surveys. Our Advisers hold the appropriate additional professional qualifications to undertake this work, so you can be sure in the knowledge that your business is receiving a first class service. Click on one of the tabs below to read more about the range of services we offer. If you do not see what you are seeking below, please contact our offices.

  • Accident Investigation and Reporting
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
  • Employment Audits
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Health and Safety Audits
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation Examination and Testing
  • Management of Asbestos
  • Noise Assessments
  • Racking Inspections
  • Vibration

If you, or one of your employees, has an accident at work, you may be required by law to report this to the Enforcing Authority. We can carry out this work on your behalf, in a prompt an efficient manner, producing a detailed accident report suitable for insurance purposes.

If you have substances hazardous to health at work then you must prepare COSHH assessments. Our easy to follow COSHH assessments include product particulars and emergency actions to be taken.

If a dangerous substance is present in your workplace, or may be present (i.e. likelihood of dust escaping from a process), you must ensure that a risk assessment is carried out (regardless of quantity), eliminate or reduce the risks, provide equipment and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies, and provide instruction and training to your employees, as well as classify places where explosive atmospheres may occur into zones. Cope are able to carry out this work on your behalf.

Do your contracts of employment and existing policies and procedures comply with current employment law? Our advisors will carry out an audit of your existing documentation and prepare a report with recommendations for compliance.

Cope can assist in ensuring that you meet all your legal obligations. Our trained adviser will visit to discuss your environmental performance and explore ways in which it can be improved.

In order to protect the environment and the health of your employees you have a duty to undertake monitoring of dust and noise levels, use of solvents, etc. Cope undertake a wide range of environmental monitoring.

A fire in your premises can be devastating, not only to your business but to your workforce as well. Our trained advisers will inspect your premises and provide easy to follow risk assessments that give practical guidance to ensure systems are in place to detect fires, provide emergency fire fighting equipment and most importantly make sure the occupants can escape.

Are your health and safety policies and risk assessments up to date? Are the written safety procedures actually followed on site? Our on site audit service will provide you with a frank and accurate report detailing the current status of your health and safety system. We will provide you with a prioritised list of actions you need to take to ensure current legislation is being complied with.

Where local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems are provided for the extraction of dust or fumes etc. the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations require employers to ensure that such equipment is thoroughly examined and tested at least every 14 months. Cope undertake the examination and testing of captor hoods, flow rates in ducting, filter checks etc … thus satisfying this requirement.

If you own or are responsible for maintenance or repairs of commercial premises you must identify all materials containing asbestos and prepare a management plan to reduce the risk from asbestos. Cope can undertake management and refurbishment/demolition surveys.

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations require employers to take all reasonably practicable steps to reduce the level of noise in the workplace. Additional duties include health surveillance of employees exposed to noise with the requirement that hearing tests are carried out. Accurate measurement of noise levels and hearing tests requires the use of specialist equipment operated by trained personnel. Cope can provide these services inhouse.

The SEMA Code specifies that formal inspections of racking systems are carried out every 12 months. Cope can help in this regard, providing a detailed report highlighting areas requiring attention.

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations place duties on employers who carry out work that is liable to expose employees to risk from vibration to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk. We can undertake vibration monitoring, offer advice and assistance to ensure your assessments meet the requirements of the Regulations. In addition Cope can provide health surveillance services for your employees.