Healthcare Industry

We offer a full range of workplace consultancy services at competitive prices for organisations within the Healthcare Industry.

Our services include:

Health and Safety Audit

An effective Health & Safety Audit will outline the main areas of non-compliance and will act as an action plan for correction of any current problems within your workplace. At HSFC, our full qualified and experienced consultants can ensure that you are legally compliant under the current Health and Safety legislation. We can provide a comprehensive workplace auditing service to ensure legal compliance and that “best practice” is being achieved

Our consultancy services range from providing a one-off work place audit or if preferred, an indefinite service over an extended length of time. Dependent on your needs, we will sit down with you in partnership and tailor the consultancy to your requirements. This implementation plan will be developed in partnership with your safety representatives / safety team at a pace and timetable that suits your requirements. If required, we can train individuals to become competent Health and Safety representatives for your business. We can also assist with the development of a comprehensive implementation plan stemming from the recommendations of the health and safety audit.

Risk Assessment

A Risk Assessment forms part of your Safety Statement and is a legal requirement under Section 19 of the 2005, Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act.

The purpose of a Risk Assessment is to outline how to undertake work activities in a safe and efficient manner. At HSFC, we will prepare and develop your Risk Assessment using the following process:

  • Identifying the hazards, associated risks & evaluating the risk, e.g. low, medium or high.
  • Assessing who may be harmed and why.
  • Assessing current control measures and where appropriate developing new control measures.
  • Recording the findings. Evaluating & reviewing as necessary.
  • A Risk Assessment can be undertaken as part of your Safety Statement or if you already have a Safety Statement in place can be undertaken separately.

Safety Statement

Employers need to be aware of, and stay fully compliant with current Health and Safety legislation as well as current employment legislation. Many SMEs are still not up to date in this area. Safety Statements have been required by law of all companies since the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 and more recently the new Safety, Health and Welfare Act, 2005. The safety statement is effectively a company’s documented Health & Safety Management programme for ensuring the safety, health and welfare of all its employees whilst at work. Similar to NERA, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) enforces these regulations, and has recently penalised and fined hundreds of companies throughout Ireland for not being health and safety compliant.

At HSFC, we can prepare your Safety Statement to comply with all current Health and Safety legislation. We can provide a one-to-one personal and professional service where one of our experienced consultants will visit your business premises to review your operations. Through this visit, our consultant will account for all the potential hazards and risks that your employees may be exposed to during the course of their duties and that all appropriate risk assessments are developed. From this, a company specific, fully compliant, comprehensive Safety Statement will be prepared to meet your requirements.

Fire Door Inspection

Regular inspection and maintenance of Fire Doors is essential to comply with legislation, but most importantly to keep people and property safe. We have a skilled team of qualified Fire Door Inspectors operating nationwide. We will check your Fire Doors to ensure that they are safe, compliant and effective in protecting occupants against smoke and flames in the event of a fire.

The Inspection itself covers the following:

  • Door leaf
  • Door frame
  • Door closer (self-closing devices)
  • Door Structure
  • Hinges
  • Intumescent door strip and smoke seals
  • Glazing (vision panels)
  • Locks and levers/handles
  • Fire safety signage
  • Hold open devices ​
  • Gaps around the doors and threshold gaps

 

We will also provide you with a detailed maintenance inspection report of all your Fire and Exit Doors.