At Courtley, we understand it can be difficult for managers and directors to get through their everyday work under normal conditions. This can then be made impossible when extra duties are placed upon them. We can help to ease the burden for any organisation, through our membership programme.
Joining Courtley as a member will give you access to our team of health and safety experts. Meaning you will get the support and guidance you need to develop safety procedures, secure third party accreditation e.g. CHAS, conduct incident investigations, manage unexpected crises, and much more.
We have a common-sense approach and appreciate that we need to add value to your business. Acting as the safety department to hundreds of businesses, we help to protect thousands of workers every day.
If you want to find out how becoming a member can help your business, simply complete the enquiry form below and we’ll be in touch. Alternatively, give us a call on 0151 545 0497 for a chat, or to arrange a face-to-face meeting – we’ll provide the coffee!
What Are The Benefits of Membership?
- We will work alongside you to ensure that regulatory compliance in your field is achieved in relation to health and safety.
- We will review registers of legislation and identify the areas where you must have robust procedures in place.
- We will ensure you have suitable polices and arrangements to achieve such compliance and then work with you to implement effective systems that can demonstrate conformity.
For more information on how this is delivered, we have listed the full range of benefits which are included in your proposed Courtley Health and Safety Membership Service below the enquiry form.
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Health and Safety Management
We will help ensure that your success is no accident. With the effective implementation of a robust health and safety management system.
The culture of an organisation stems from their policies. We will review the various policies which detail your management systems. Our review could include your Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Environmental, Bribery, Modern Slavery and Safeguarding policies.
We will ensure that your policies meet legal requirements. Are best practice, and are appropriate for your organisation. This includes assessment of your workplace arrangements and procedures.
Access to Competent Health and Safety Advice
It is a requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 reg. 7 that you and your employees have access to competent health and safety advice. Courtley can act as your very own health and safety department.
Our advice is drawn from a great breadth of knowledge and experience. We are independent and impartial. And our Safety professionals are available via telephone and email. This includes at times outside of normal working hours.
They will also be available to visit on-site when needed. Both planned visits and when requested to provide specific support. Our safety and law professionals are assisted by our in-house administration team.
Members also can request that a representative of Courtley Health & Safety accompany them to appropriate meetings. This could be with enforcing authorities. Or at Health, Safety and Environmental team meetings.
We often accompany Members to meetings with potential suppliers and partners too. This helps to demonstrate your commitment to health and safety. We can also help with requirements for specific projects.
Details of our entire team’s experience, qualifications and training are available upon request.
Creating a Safe Working Environment
You will also have access to a significant database of documentation. These include risk, COSHH and manual handling assessments. These documents make the process of identifying hazards and suitable control measures for a wide range of tasks more efficient. This is an ideal base for developing into more specific assessments and procedures relevant to your industry.
We will work with your team to help them through the process. You provide the local knowledge and specific detail. We ensure the agreed safe system of work achieves compliance.
Crisis Management and Incident Investigation
In the event of a significant incident (we use RIDDOR reporting requirements to determine this) a suitably qualified and experienced safety advisor will be assigned to you. This advisor will assist in managing any health and safety crises which may occur as a result. We have previously demonstrated the skills needed to respond and provide support in such events. And have received fantastic feedback from our members.
We will also help to record and report incidents. Through the use of proactive monitoring, and review of incidents. We can help you to identify trends and so focus efforts where most benefit can be achieved.
Keeping up to Date With Legislation Changes
You and your employees will benefit from our proactive information service. This conveys appropriate advice in relation to changes in legislation, and how this may impact you. We also choose topics that hold current focus. These have recently included health, mental health and threat of terrorism.
The information is provided in the form of Newsletters, Safety Bulletins, Infographics and other media, as appropriate. We also provide literature and other materials, which Supervisors can use to assist them in delivering ‘Team Safety Briefings’.
Third Party Accreditations
You will receive all the required assistance, in relation to health and safety, to achieve third-party accreditation or assessments. This includes, but is not limited to; CHAS, Constructionline, SMAS, Achilles and many more.
Forms and Checklists
You will be provided with an array of effective stationery. This can be used to help implement your safety management system and achieve statutory compliance. This includes a series of forms, registers, checklists and assessments. These are regularly updated to comply with current legislation and best practice.
Free Access to Training Facilities
We have a fantastic training facility, based just off the A580, in Knowsley. There is plenty of FREE, secure, parking available; two well-appointed classrooms, a large practical area, a fully-equipped kitchen and complimentary refreshments are provided throughout the day on all sessions.
As a Member, you will benefit from the FREE use of the facilities described above. Classrooms and meeting rooms can be secured for private training sessions or meetings, independent of Courtley. This is subject to availability and advance booking is required.
Our facilities and training courses are subject to ongoing monitoring and external audit, to ensure high quality and consistent delivery which achieves objectives. We have a long history of favourable feedback from delegates and employers, indicating that we consistently deliver enjoyable sessions. There are a few restrictions on the delivery of training, as required by the accreditation body for the specific course, to ensure a degree of efficiency and effectiveness.
Third Party Accredited Courses
As a Member, you will receive 10% off standard course prices; preferential booking status, and extended credit terms.
Courtley Health & Safety is a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO), accredited to deliver the full suite of the Site Safety Plus courses. These are the industry benchmark for demonstrating competence in the construction industry including:
- Directors Role for Health & Safety (DIR)
- Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
- Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
- Health & Safety Awareness (HSA)
- Site Environmental Awareness Training (SEATS)
- Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC)
- Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course (TWCTC)
For employees who would benefit from a more general health and safety course, IOSH Managing Safely is popular. We also offer a 1-day L2 Emergency First Aid at Work; a 3-day L3 First Aid at Work; and a 2-day L3 First Aid at Work Requalification. All first aid courses are externally accredited.
If you employ workers who use towers for access; we offer the PASMA Towers for Users and Towers on Stairs courses, which are well-recognised across the industry for demonstrating competence in the use of such access equipment.
Courtley Health and Safety Courses
We continually develop our range of shorter courses, to allow us to tailor content specifically to meet the needs of our Members. We apply the same instructional techniques and standards to Courtley Certified training as we do accredited courses.
Our in-house courses are available to Members at no additional cost. And can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. The range of courses includes many of the requirements for statutory and non-statutory inspections, notices and registers. Some of our short-duration courses are CITB grant eligible. Along with many other topics, we deliver sessions on:
- Risk Assessment and Method Statement Writing.
- Asbestos Management and Awareness.
- Electrical Safety (portable appliances and fixed installations).
- Access Equipment.
- Fire Safety (including assessments, planning, inspection and testing).
- Gas Safety (requirements for record keeping and monitoring).
- Legionella (requirements for record keeping and monitoring).
- Inspection and use of Plant and Power Tools.
There are many other requirements which may be applicable to the specific training needs of. These are expected to be identified and addressed during the delivery of our service.
Heath & Safety E-Learning Courses
We understand it’s not always logistically feasible to attend classroom-based courses at one of our centres. We also understand that training your workforce in a flexible and efficient way, whilst ensuring minimal impact on productivity is an important factor in any organisation’s management plans; therefore, for 2019, we have launched a suite of online courses, which are accessible via our e-learning page.
As a Member, you will receive 10% off standard prices. And, to make managing your employees’ training easier than ever, there is an option to setup a ‘business login’, which enables you to purchase multiple course licences and assign them to individual members of your team.
Our one-on-one, tutor led, e-learning courses are packed with all the information your workers need to keep your business safe and compliant; and training videos are update quarterly, to remain abreast of current legislation. To ensure the highest standard, qualifications are approved by various relevant bodies, such as IIRSM and RoSPA. Visit our website or contact the office for more information, including pricing.
On Site Monitoring
We will undertake site visits and inspections to monitor performance and compliance. The finds of these are recorded electronically and distributed in a timely manner. The reports include recognition of positive practices, observations and concerns. All supported by photographs. Visits can be to a schedule or unannounced, as desired by you. While on site, we will support and encourage your team to effectively implement the safety management system.
In keeping with the drive to improve health standards at work. We can undertake noise monitoring and measure exposure to hand arm vibration, to educate and ensure compliance.
Face Fit Testing
If you have identified respiratory protection as a control measure in your assessments. It is important that your workers know how to use the equipment and that it is effective. We find our face fit testing sessions help workers to identify the effectiveness of suitable protective equipment. Which in turn encourages greater compliance. Your employees will have access to regular free face fit testing workshops.
An experienced safety advisor can ensure that respiratory protection provided by you is suitable and effective for the individual. Face fit testing is undertaken on an appointment only basis.
To recognise your commitment, we will forward a Membership Certificate to confirm our appointment as your source of competent, independent, health and safety advice. We also celebrate success by awarding one or two Members, and individuals who have excelled. This is done annually, around December time. We work with over one hundred and fifty organisations. So, if you are awarded, this really is quite prestigious.
To ensure our partnership works well, you will meet with your assigned advisor and account manager at regular intervals, and in any event not exceeding annually. These meetings will take place with a view to appraising our overall performance and relationship.