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Your Health and Safety Member Benefits

BESA Health and Safety Service aims to provide reliable, responsive and practical health and safety support. The service offers advice in respect of your company’s legal responsibilities for health and safety standards and compliance.

Our health and safety team

Our team is made up of experienced and qualified professionals belonging to recognised professional bodies.

They have close working relationships with the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) and industry safety bodies, such as:

  • IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health)   
  • BSC (British Safety Council)
  • BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society)
  • IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management)
  • FPA (Fire Protection Association)
  • CCS (Considerate Constructors Scheme)

This means members can benefit from their range of technical contacts, local knowledge and shared expertise.  They will provide support at BESA regional health and safety forums and a qualified professional service for all members.

How can we help?

Help maintain and grow a national network of active, engaged health and safety individuals who participate in raising health and safety issues within their specific industries and for their employees benefit.

Help to maintain and establish accessible safety groups in all regions of the UK as well as Ireland and the Channel Isles.

Help and encourage members to be active and engaged with industry specific safety issues and safety groups and provide a friendly source of help and advice on a wide range of health and safety matters.

Ensure BESA is recognised in our industry as the hub of safety for its members.

Act as an authoritative and respected participant in the discussion of new health and safety systems and procedures and or legislation.

Provide safety updates via the BESA safety bulletins, web site and Regional BESA account managers.

BESA MEMBERS will receive

Routine health and safety audits and monitoring visits through your Competence Assessment Scheme (CAS) audit and surveillance.

Accident monitoring advice.

Telephone advice service in respect of health and safety legislation, approved codes of practice and industry best practice.

Advice on health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors, subcontractors, visitors and members of the public.

Advice following safety monitoring visits SSIP submissions and routine health and safely audits.

General advice following significant incidents/accidents and the reporting RIDDOR requirements.

Provision of guidance and documents, on health and safety, legal provisions and best practice.

Attend and advise at the regional health and safety forums.

Deliver various safety training and information relevant to member industries.

Research current safety issues and hot topics and feed these back to the members via the BESA safety bulletin and the BESA websites.

Service Levels

An immediate verbal response will usually be available over the telephone during office hours which are currently Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm otherwise normally within two working days.

Where a response is required in writing or via medium such as email we aim to respond immediately.

If a site visit* is necessary, this will normally be made within 10 working days.

The Health & Safety department will use their reasonable endeavours to provide members with accurate and timely advice and support. However when demand exceeds the capacity of the service, the Safety Adviser will prioritise levels of urgency for the benefit of the service as a whole.

*In some circumstance this may incur travel and accommodation costs.

 

Download a copy of our Service Level Agreement for Members.

 

Exclusive SSIP Discount

We have negotiated a special rate with our SSIP partner CQMS for those members who wish to be SSIP assessed.

The special member rate for SSIP assessment with CQMS is just £90 for a full assessment or £25 for Deemed to Satisfy, plus their lead time for this service is just 14 days. To take advantage of this great offer, simply quote BESA10 when booking your SSIP assessment.  You can contact CQMS on 01476 566665 or safety-scheme@cqms-ltd.com.

 

How to get help

Search our website pages, FAQs or Bulletins to find answers to your questions and problems.

Members can also contact our Health and Safety team on 01768 860452 or by email at hssupport@thebesa.com

Member Responsibilities

All members are responsible for complying with current health and safety legislation and associated approved codes of practice.

H&S Consultants

The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) is a public register of UK-based health and safety advice consultants, set up to assist UK employers and business owners with general advice on workplace health and safety issues. This site enables you to  search for consultants according to keyword(s), county, industry or topic, free of charge.

If you are looking for specialist help or advice on a particular industry or topic (for example, asbestos or a specific engineering issue), you can refer to the HSE sources of specialist advice page.

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