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Basic Health & Safety Support Risk Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments Health & Safety Audits
Health & Safety Policy PAT Testing
ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) & OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety)

We don't use contracts – our support services can be accessed as and when required, with fees charged appropriately and sensibly for the size and complexity of your business.

Contact us today if you have any health & safety requirements, and we'll provide you with a no-obligation quote and flexible timescale. We'll even drop in for an informal, no-obligation chat if you like!

Basic Health & Safety support – 6 monthly service

Unlimited email and phone support, use of our credentials as your "competent person" and a monthly newsletter which includes relevant HSE safety alerts.

Risk Assessments

We can identify the hazards relating to your work activities and recommend the actions you take to reduce the risk of injury to staff and others.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the risk assessments that we routinely undertake:

  • Machinery / equipment risk assessments
  • Manual handling risk assessments
  • Lone working risk assessments
  • COSHH assessments
  • Display Screen Assessments (DSE) assessments
  • Working at Height risk assessments
  • Health and safety management systems

At Eljay Risk Management our health and safety management system covers the following principles as set out in the HSE publication: – Successful Health and Safety Management [HS(G)65]

We provide risk assessments that are clear and understandable by everyone at your workplace. They conform to legal requirements and are in line with current 'best practice' in the risk assessment field.

We can identify the hazards relating to your work activities and recommend the actions you take to reduce the risk of injury to staff and others.

Fire Risk Assessments

An inspection/overview of all aspects of fire safety at your premises, commercial or residential and provision of a fire risk assessment report and action plan.

Health & Safety audits

A good way of finding out where you are with health & safety compliance, and where you need to be! A detailed audit of your work premise/activities and provision of a detailed report and action plan.

Health & Safety policy/associated documentation review and update

To stay up to date with health & safety legislation and changes within your industry sector.

ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) & OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety)

We have experience of helping businesses to achieve accreditation to these internationally recognised standards.

PAT Testing

We operate throughout the UK and don't charge call-out fees. Our service includes provision of an inventory, advice on frequency of testing, minor repairs (such as fuse changes), visible PAT test stickers, and records that are easy to understand. We don't use sub-contractors; our PAT tester, who is a permanent employee of our company, has a background in electrical work and has been fully trained to the latest recognised national standards. This means that the work we undertake conforms to legal requirements and is in line with the latest guidance. Providing the service "in-house" enables us to control more closely the quality of the service we are providing.

In recent years, whilst visiting workplaces throughout the UK, we have observed a high occurrence of poor PAT testing standards, perhaps due to the associated confusion, time and cost. This has prompted us to add PAT testing to our range of health and safety support services, and we are pleased to provide answers to some frequently asked questions below:

Why is PAT testing important?

A proper PAT test is a legally required maintenance check that must be performed on most electrical appliances in a work place. A "work place", is exactly that – in the traditional sense – but can also include common areas of residential homes and blocks of apartments, for example. Also, PAT testing is seen as proactive monitoring because it addresses faults and potential problems before they manifest themselves in a workplace. It will therefore help reduce the risk of fire in a building and of anyone suffering an electrical shock.

What is a "proper" PAT test?

A proper PAT test is not simply plugging a portable appliance into testing equipment and assuming all is well if a green light shows. The appliance must be visually inspected first for signs of damage etc, before subjecting it to the lethal voltages involved in the test sequence. This is often overlooked by contractors who are appointed on the basis of cost alone, because they tend to have to work quickly, so that the low fee they are charging makes their time at your workplace worthwhile.

How often should portable appliances be tested?

There is a common misconception that PAT testing should be arranged annually. However, depending on the appliance, it's usage and the place it is used in, testing may be required more frequently or as little as every four years. We will help you to decide what needs testing when and we will also provide reminders at set times.

We operate throughout the UK and don't charge call-out fees. At Eljay Risk Management our PAT testing service includes provision of an inventory, advice on frequency of testing, minor repairs (such as fuse changes), visible PAT test stickers, and records that are easy to understand. We don't use sub-contractors; our PAT tester, who is a permanent employee of our company, has a background in electrical work and has been fully trained to the latest recognised national standards. This means that the work we undertake conforms to legal requirements and is in line with the latest guidance. Providing the service "in-house" enables us to control more closely the quality of the service we are providing.

If you think we may be able to help you, please call us on 07896 016380 or email fiona@eljay.co.uk for a no-obligation quote and timescale.