Before a new employee starts a job, he/she must be inducted so that they know what is expected of them while working within the Company. As an employer, you have a duty of care to your staff and you must make sure your workplace is safe. A key aspect of keeping your workplace safe is making sure staff understand your work health and safety policies. You must also make sure they undertake any necessary training before using potentially dangerous equipment or materials. New staff are at greater risk of injuring themselves at work than existing staff. For this reason, work health and safety training should have a high priority in your staff induction program. Work health and safety training must be ongoing to reduce the risk of incidents and keep all staff up to date with your processes.
A ‘toolbox talk’ is a short presentation to the workforce in relation to Health and Safety or workplace specific topics. We conduct toolbox talks to save you the time in preparing them yourself. Toolbox meetings are very important to highlight any issues that may be arising. Toolbox meetings must be conducted at regular intervals in the workplace to minimise the chances of near misses or accidents. They are an excellent way to both control and promote Health & Safety.
Risk Assessments / Method Statements (RAMS)
We can visit sites and design specific method statements to include the scope of works, labour & plant, description of works, installation, machinery, technical information, specific hazards, work permits, emergency evacuation, risk assessments and control measures as appropriate to the requirement. We can use your own template, or we can design one that suits your job and
We can also deign and induct a nominated person or persons on how the document works. With easy to follow instructions and an induction on to the document, you will be compiling RAMS in no time.
A Safety Statement is a Company's documented programme for ensuring the Safety, Health and Welfare of employees while at work. Safety Statements are required by law for all organisations and self-employed under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. KSTS will ensure that the Safety Statement will be built around your Company and meets all your needs. We will ensure the Safety Statement is workplace specific.
KSTS provides experienced and independent safety audit teams to undertake accident investigation audits. With our understanding of the process we eliminate unnecessary delays, while providing the first class audit expected of a highly experienced team. Accident Investigation audits ensure that operational safety is applied during the investigation to mitigate the potential of any future accidents. Accident Investigation audits are advisable for all companies. They are recommended as good practice and are generally required whenever there is a lack of understanding of an accident. KSTS expertise in accident investigation provides an invaluable means of reducing the occurrence and severity of accidents in the future, in line with the targets set out in reducing accidents in the future.
Safety Orientation for Sub Contractors:
Ensure they are complying with all the rules of the company and their safety statements are up to date and they know their duties while working on your site. Few things are as important as ensuring your employees and contractor employees have a fundamental understanding of the hazards that may be present on a worksite. KSTS builds a solid foundation for future safety training. As part of a sophisticated solution — one that is proven and cost-efficient. KSTS helps reduce incident and lost workday rates, ends the unnecessary duplication of contractor safety awareness-level training, and yields a validated and auditable system.
KSTS Safety Consultants have experience in a wide range of working environments. Our Consultants can perform a one-off work place inspection or a periodic documented workplace inspection e.g. every three or four months. This report can be used to form the basis of management’s plan to help achieve best practice in relation to health and safety management. KSTS Consultants work in partnership with your safety representatives to develop an action plan at a schedule which suits you.
We can call to your premises and undertake a fire safety audit which is usually prearranged, and all fire safety inspectors will be in uniform and carry identification. The audit is an examination of the premises and relevant documents to ascertain how the premises are being managed regarding fire safety.
Fire Safety in the workplace is a must. Our highly trained auditors will ensure your premises is safe in relation to fire safety.
The primary objective of KSTS is to support your Company, manage and improve your safety management system as a part time Safety Officer and to coordinate and where relevant deliver your safety training in order that your organisation is up to date and conforming to all the relevant safety legislation.
Our Safety Advisor support will:
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your organisational safety statement.
- Management and control of all your safety management system.
- Design and review your Safety statement.
- Review and monitor the common hazards (manual handling, Safety Induction, chemicals, fire, accidents, Bullying and Harassment etc.)
- Identify the core contents, arrangements, resources, roles and responsibilities required to manage health and safety.
- Identify the necessary policies and administrative controls required to manage your health and safety risks.
- Coordinate the completion of risk assessments on your work activities.
- Identify common hazards and risks in the workplace.
- Provide support on sources of guidance and advice on health and safety.
- Investigation of accidents prepare reports.
- Accident prevention awareness.
- Manage safety meetings and drive improvements on matters of health and safety.
- Management Training
- Safety Planning
- Carry out specific tasks as required
We are available to meet your requirements. For example, we can provide anything from one day to several days on a specific task to providing anything from one day to several days on a continuous basis to suit your needs.
Emergency Procedure Training:
This course covers proper procedures for responding to a wide variety of emergency
situations including medical emergencies, fires, rescue from heights, hazardous spills,
and acts of violence. We can design courses and procedures for your Company needs.