We have provided expert support for Health & Safety Auditing & Inspection throughout the UK.
A quick summary of why you should talk to MESH
Does your business lack health and safety direction? Are your health and safety efforts achieving the results your business wants?
All businesses at times need an independent review of how they doing in terms of health and safety performance and compliance. We provide a thorough but business realistic approach to auditing where we focus on the issues that are relevant to your business.
We’ve found the audit exercise to be invaluable, especially the advice going forward. As a company we will be striving to focus on Health and Safety in the workplace and we look forward to working with MESH again in the near future.
Tim Atkinson, Airport Manager, South African Airways
With over 100 years of combined experience there are very few businesses that we can not help to improve their health and safety performance.
Our guarantee to you is to provide expert advice and cost effective solutions that are proportionate to your business health and safety needs.
About Health & Safety Auditing & Inspection
The old adage that if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it applies to health and safety the same as any other management activity. Measurement is essential if you are to improve health and safety performance. This requires the use of both reactive monitoring of accidents, ill health and incidents and the use of proactive systems that monitor ongoing performance.
The use of inspections and audits both have a role to play in proactive management of health and safety.
Inspections provide organisations with information on how effectively they are controlling risks, and how well they are developing a positive Health and Safety culture. They can identify problems before an accident occurs and provide an opportunity to make the necessary improvements before things go wrong.
Inspections should be done by people who are competent to identify relevant hazards and risks and who can assess the conditions found. The key steps to a well thought out inspection will include:
- Well designed inspection forms
- A system of issuing and tracking improvement actions
- Periodic analysis of findings to identify common issues or trends which might reveal weaknesses in Health and Safety systems.
Audits are one of the final steps in health and safety management and provide organisations with a feedback loop on the effectiveness of Health and Safety systems in place. Organisations are often subject to audit, e.g. finance, quality etc. and this discipline can be applied to health and safety to good effect.
Effective auditing systems are usually those that:
- Are carried out by a competent person or team who have received specific training
- Have auditors who are independent of the area being audited
- Focus on key elements of the Health and Safety systems in place.
Our satisfaction guarantee
MESH clients are happy clients. We provide highly professional Health & Safety Auditing & Inspection services that guarantee you will better understand your businesses health & safety risks and be positioned to implement effective controls. Our guarantee is that, in the unlikely event of any negative contact from the HSE, following our inspection or audit; we will be available (free) to support you in your response. All we ask is that you have followed and implemented Health & Safety recommendations that we make as part of our work for you.
MESH can offer a range of health and safety inspection and audit options to organisations throughout the UK:
1. We can undertake a full audit of your health and safety systems of your operations at a single or multiple sites throughout the UK and Europe.
2. We can undertake a programme of inspections to cover either all operations or just specific operations within your organisation.
3. We can undertake assist your organisation to carry out a programme of inspections by training your staff and by providing the necessary inspection forms etc.
What we provide is a benchmark of legislative compliance to organisations, which if taken into accountas part of an improvement plan will not only keep the regulators from your doorbut will assist you to achieve health and safety best practice.
Costs of health and safety inspections and audits vary depending on the type and size of organisations, the number of processes and the variations in tasks that need to be monitored.
As a guideline, fees for work recently undertaken have ranged from as little as £975 to £20,000 (across multi-site operations) to undertake a review of compliance for individual organisations needs.
We believe our pricing is very competitive but we don't compromise on quality and you can be assured that our inspections and audits will prove to be a benefit to your business. We would expect you to shop around for quotations but would encourage you to check what level of service is being provided. Ask yourself whether you getting a service that will make a long-term difference to the health and safety of your staff and your business. If in any doubt, please do contact us without obligation.
Where we work
MESH carry out health and safety inspections and audits for companies in a diverse range of industries throughout the UK and Europe.
Our Head Office is in Kent, with regional offices located in London, The Home Counties, The Midlands, and The North East.