If you want the best health and safety management advice, the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) is a great place to look for support. The register only lists consultants who’ve met set standards within their professional bodies, so you’ll find plenty of highly trained and skilled health and safety experts listed, including Bridget Gilmour from Hundred Acre.
The register was set up in response to the government’s Common Sense, Common Safety report in 2010 to help businesses across the UK find health and safety management advice. Realising the benefits the register could bring to businesses nationwide, Bridget joined OSHCR when it was established as she is a chartered member of IOSH.
Knowing your health and safety advice comes from a member of OSCHR can give you plenty of reassurance. As well as being bound by their professional body’s code of conduct, consultants are committed to providing sensible and proportional advice, such as:
- Helping clients to understand what their legal health and safety requirements are
- Helping clients to understand how they can help their business
- Ensuring clients understand how they can raise concerns about any health and safety advice they have received
- Using their professional judgement, decide the actions that must be taken in particular situations
- Helping clients to distinguish between legal requirements and best practice.
Consultants on the OSHCR register must also declare that they will continue their professional development and have professional indemnity insurance or equivalent to cover the nature of their work.
Hundred Acre founder, Bridget Gilmour, thinks the register is an excellent idea: “I am contacted by many prospects via the OSHCR register and have a number of clients from it too. The register takes away some of the initial uncertainty of who people are contacting as it is a recognised resource and recommended by the HSE. I have just renewed my membership for another year and was really happy to do so.”
With an established benchmark standard for safety consultants, the register is helping to raise the quality of health and safety advice being given to businesses across the UK. If you’d like to find out more or discuss your health and safety requirements with Hundred Acre, contact us here or call us on +44 (0)1933 201103. We look forward to hearing from you.