Cope have the expertise to be able to offer a wide range of specialist health and safety services. Our Advisors 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 looking for below, please contact our offices.
- Accident Investigation and Reporting
- COSHH Assessments, Including Legionella Risk Assessments
- Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Risk Assessments
- Display Screen Equipment Assessments
- Environmental Policies/Audits
- Fire Risk Assessments
- First Aid Needs Analysis
- Health and Safety Accreditation Schemes
- Health and Safety Audits
- Vulnerable Worker Assessments
- Local Exhaust Ventilation Examination and Testing
- Manual Handling Assessments
- Noise and Vibration Assessments
- Occupational Health Monitoring (Air Sampling)
- Safety Climate Surveys
- Workplace Stress Risk Assessments
If you are an employer, you must report any work-related deaths, and certain injuries, cases of disease or dangerous occurrences involving your employees to the enforcing authority. Thorough investigations should be undertaken, and any significant findings acted upon to prevent recurrence. Cope can assist with your investigation and reporting requirements.
If you are an employer, you must prevent or reduce your employees’ exposure to substances hazardous to health. You must find out what the hazards are and decide on the most suitable control measures to reduce risks. Cope can assist with your COSHH assessments and produce easy to follow information for your employees. We can also advise on control measures, protective equipment, occupational health monitoring and health surveillance strategies.
If there is a dangerous substance present in your workplace, or likely to be present, you must ensure that a risk assessment is carried out. This will enable you to eliminate or reduce the risks, classify places where explosive atmospheres may occur, and determine equipment and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies. Cope can assist you to carry out risk assessments and provide instruction and training.
All habitual ‘users’ of display screen equipment must have an assessment carried out to determine and reduce any risks. Cope can assist you to carry out DSE assessments and recommend remedial actions where appropriate.
Are your environmental policies and procedures up to date? Are you taking active steps to prevent pollution, manage waste and reduce energy consumption? Cope can provide you with frank and accurate reports detailing the strengths and weaknesses in your environmental management system. We will provide a prioritised list of actions you need to take to ensure current legislation and guidance is being complied with.
A fire in your premises can be devastating, not only to your organisation but to your workforce as well. A Cope advisor can inspect your premises and provide an easy-to-follow risk assessment report giving practical guidance to ensure that your fire safety procedures, fire prevention measures and fire precautions are in place and working properly.
Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first aid needs. This involves consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided. Cope can assist you to complete a first aid needs analysis to ensure your provision is adequate and appropriate.
Accreditations can help to improve your business’ efficiency and safety standards and help you to win new contracts. Cope will help you to decide which health and safety accreditation scheme is appropraite for you and then help you to implement the necessary systems and prepare the right evidence to get you though the accreditation process.
Are your health and safety policies and risk assessments up to date? Are the written safety procedures being followed at your organisation? Cope can provide you with frank and accurate audit reports detailing the strengths and weaknesses in your health and safety management system. We will provide a prioritised list of actions you need to take to ensure current legislation and guidance is being complied with.
Vulnerable workers are those who are at risk of having their workplace entitlements denied, or who lack the capacity or means to secure them. Cope can assist you to undertake assessments for new and expectant mothers, migrant workers, persons with a disability, older or younger workers, or those returning to work following illness, and help implement controls to ensure vulnerable workers remain safe.
Where local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems are provided for the extraction of dusts or fumes, etc., employers must ensure they are thoroughly examined and tested at least every 14 months (with some exceptions). Cope can undertake the examination and testing of your LEV systems (including physical examination and airflow measurement), make a professional judgement on their performance, and provide a list of remedial actions where necessary.
Employers are required to carry out a risk assessment on any manual handling tasks that pose a risk of injury. Cope can assist you with such risk assessments and determine practical solutions to reduce risks to an acceptable level.
Employers must take all reasonably practicable steps to reduce the exposure of employees to noise and vibration. Cope have the specialist and calibrated equipment needed for the accurate measurement of noise and vibration levels and can determine who is at risk and what level of control is required. We can also undertake hearing tests for employees exposed to significant levels of noise.
If you use or produce substances hazardous to health it is likely your COSHH assessment will identify the need for some monitoring of exposure. Monitoring normally means air sampling, referring to the Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) published by the HSE. Cope have the specialist and calibrated equipment needed for the monitoring of substances in air and can determine who is at risk and what level of control is required, or indeed whether current controls are effective.
Cope can assist you to gauge your employees’ attitudes and perceptions of health and safety in place at your organisation. Using an anonymous questionnaire, we can uncover strengths that can be built on and weakness that may need addressing. We will provide a report outlining where to target your resources.
Following the HSE Management Standards, Cope can assist in the collection and analysis of workplace stress data, undertake group and individual workplace stress risk assessments, and contribute towards the training of managers and supervisors in detecting and dealing with stress in others.