Health and Safety Compliance

Health and safety prosecutions are becoming more common, with increases in fines and even imprisonment for breaches in health and safety compliance. Penalties for non-compliance include unlimited fines against the business and/or individuals and prosecution, leading to reputation damage and possibly loss of business.

Employers have a duty in law to protect their employees from harm while in employment and to provide a comfortable, safe environment in which to perform their duties.

Companies should have a health and safety management system in place and review it periodically, in particular, the way in which their activities are managed and organised by senior management.

Health and Safety Compliance Audit:

Health and Safety Compliance audits assist businesses in assessing the effectiveness of health and safety management systems and ensure that all aspects of managing risks in the workplace are monitored.

Walker Health & Safety Services offers comprehensive health and safety compliance auditing which are carried out in accordance with the requirements of UK legislation and the principles contained in the Health & Safety Executive guidance on health and safety management systems, HSG65 – Successful Health and Safety Management.

Contact us for a Health and Safety Compliance Audit of your health and safety management system.

CHAS Application:

Are you looking to register with CHAS with a view to becoming CHAS accredited? improve your chance of winning tenders & profitable contracts?

CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme for the construction industry, and often acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process. The purpose of CHAS is to help both buyers and suppliers in the assessment of health and safety competence.

We have helped many businesses with their CHAS application and like to make the process as easy as possible. We do the hard work for you!

The CHAS Registration Assessment does not assess health and safety competence for specific types of work activities but concentrates on fundamental health and safety management and compliance issues as they apply to the work you undertake.

The list below shows the main areas that will be assessed by a CHAS Health and Safety Assessor as part of your CHAS application process, remember, in all cases plenty of documented evidence and worked examples must be provided with your completed CHAS application form to become a CHAS compliant contractor:


Contact us if you would like to proceed with a CHAS application.

Safe Contractor Application:

The Safe Contractor scheme provides a health and safety audit service for contractors who want to reassure their clients that health and safety is being handled correctly and sufficiently on their sites. Safe Contractor has nearly 30k accredited members and over 370 major clients.

Once approved, contractors are entered onto the Safe Contractor prequalification database where clients can browse not only their own approved contractor list much more efficiently but can also view and source contractors by location and work activity ensuring only compliant organisation’s are transacted with.

A Safe contractor will help your business to grow:

  • They offer a member benefits package full of support, guidance and discounts from big brands.
  • It brings value to your business. It emphasises to potential clients that you are taking your health, safety and wellbeing obligations seriously.
  • Companies and organisations will find you looking for Safe Contractors from the official database.

How can Walker Health and Safety Services help?

The application process can seem quite daunting and is often a lengthy process but do not worry, our expert consultants can take this hassle away from you.

Safe Contractor requires some very specific documents and training that you may not already have in place. We will identify these gaps and provide you with support and guidance in ensuring that you’re deemed compliant and remain so in accordance with the accreditation body.

Contact us if you would like to proceed with the Safe Contractor application.

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We are a start-up business and came to Walker Health and Safety Services with little to no knowledge of what we needed to do ensure that our business maintained the highest standards of HSE. Emma guided us through the process and made recommendations which we implemented to ensure that we adhere to the higher of best practice and legal standards (at our request). We have been audited by two international customers who were unable to identify any shortcomings and requested sight of multiple documents all of which we were immediately able to provide. It was satisfying to be able to show that we took HSE seriously and were a well prepared and a professional organization. I definitely felt that Emma's services were money well spent and we value her advice which is always proportionate and sensible.

The Battery Box
As a voluntarily run recreation ground, with several sporting clubs, a social club and significant general amenity use by the public, the prospect of updating our inadequate H&S provision was daunting. Emma helped and guided us and, thankfully, told us to keep it simple but thorough. This gave us the encouragement we needed and knowing Emma was on hand as and when required was very reassuring. We would recommend her services to you: competent, professional, and understanding.

St George's Recreation Ground
Walker Health and Safety have helped us with getting our ISO 45001. Emma is very professional and helpful plus very friendly to work with. We get a lot of guidance and advice on improving our business system.

Portland Lighting Limited
It was a pleasure to work with Emma, she assisted in helping us get Chas up and running. Or should I say that she pretty much sorted it all for us, as we didn't know what we were doing. She was very knowledgeable, kind and helpful, and she brought biscuits! ;-) I would highly recommend this firm.

Vision Architecture
Emma was recommended to me to carry out a gap analysis of health and safety documentation and procedures for both our construction and joinery companies. I highly recommend Emma for her personable approach, thorough analysis and clear recommendations, quick turnaround, and patience with my many questions! No job seems to phase Emma and I will definitely be asking her for more help in the future!

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