Understanding the benefits of outsourcing your health & safety and compliance

There are many benefits to outsourcing your Health and Safety function, predominantly it gives access to a highly experienced and qualified team of specialists, and the most up to date compliance expertise as and when it’s needed.  Outsourcing also brings increased flexibility and speed of response, as well as reduced risk.  Other benefits include:

Cost savings.  Health and Safety is a complicated business function which needs a lot of time and administration.  Adding an internal resource not only increases your operating costs, there are also the additional ongoing costs of training and qualifications. 

Increased efficiencies.  By outsourcing, you take away the requirement in the first instance for somebody to create documents, templates, and forms, keep them up to date and hold information in a safe and secure manner.  You also gain the assurance that your business is compliant, and you also have direct guidance from a team of dedicated independent professionals, with the full range of skills and knowledge to ensure that nothing is left to chance.

Risk reduction.  Having access to the most up to date advice is extremely important from a compliance point of view. In a world where rules and regulations are subject to frequent change, it can be confusing for businesses and employees, so the legalities need to be right.  By outsourcing, you will never have to worry about staff being on holiday when you need them, and if an issue arises, you will always have cover.  We can deal with the problem quickly and professionally.  Usually we can identify any issues that may arise before they become a problem, we are constantly up to date on changes in legislation and best practices.

Reputation.  Investing in the company’s health and safety culture drives better business, it sends a positive message to clients and clearly demonstrates how much you value your reputation.  It shows integrity and that you value a safe and healthy workplace.

Autonomy.  As an employer, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. A competent person is someone impartial, with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety.  If you are not confident of your ability to manage all health and safety in-house, or if you are a higher-risk business, you may benefit from external help or advice.  Outsourcing allows consultants to act independently and out of the ‘noise’ of day to day.  We strongly believe that health and safety is the responsibility of everybody within the business and not just the job of the ‘safety person’.

We work with a variety of businesses throughout the UK, and our team of professionals are always on hand to answer your questions.  If you want to discuss any aspect of working with us we would encourage you to contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.  We are committed to building relationships with clients for the long-term benefit of both businesses.


Published on 5 Nov 2021

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