GP practice safety

GP Practice Safety – a retained health and safety service 

GP Practice Safety – This service is designed to assist the Practice Manager and help not only to achieve health and safety compliance but also to provide a clear demonstration of compliance.

CQC inspections – The CQC will want to see evidence that practices are meeting health and safety standards during an inspection. We can help you prepare for this.

Keeping people Safe - We help you to comply with the law and to keep people (including staff and patients) from harm.

We work with you - We visit you, to discuss your issues, and provide a simple report, and we help you address any problems.

Our Retained Health and Safety Services for a GP Practice includes:

  • Providing competent health and safety advice

  • Providing a single point of contact, through which you can access health and safety support

  • Carrying out a Health and Safety Compliance Audit of the Practice

    • Generating a Health and Safety Improvement Plan for the Practice

    • Updating the Compliance Audit and the Action Plan at appropriate intervals

  • Carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) for the Practice

    • Creating a Fire Safety Improvement Plan for the Practice

    • Updating the Fire Risk Assessment at appropriate intervals

  • Assisting with the completion of General Risk Assessments relating to the operation of the Practice

  • Visiting the Surgery an agreed number of times during the year to discuss and to progress health and safety issues

  • Creating and maintaining a suitable, bespoke Health and Safety Policy

  • Providing policy updates (as required to keep your surgery compliant with changes within the practice and in health and safety legislation)

  • Providing telephone and email support as necessary on health and safety matters

  • Providing regular newsletters, with relevant health and safety information and articles

  • Offering places on relevant Health and Safety Training aimed at Practices and Practice Managers


The cost of this retained Health and Safety service varies with the size and nature of the GP Practice, but small surgeries would cost £130, plus VAT, per month – based on a two-year retained contract.

Additional Services

We can provide further services toward GP Practice safety, such as Infection Control Audits, health and safety training, and many others 

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Retained Health and Safety services

We help you to manage Health and Safety within your business.

Our retained Health and Safety services offer you peace of mind for a fixed monthly fee, allowing you to budget for your health and safety provision with confidence.


We have packages to suit a whole range of businesses, whether they are large or small, to help them meet their health and safety obligations. 


Many Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) companies do not have the necessary resources to employ a full-time safety advisor. Our retained health and safety service allows you to comply with the statutory provision at a significantly reduced cost, calling upon professional support as and when required.

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Corporate Health and Safety support

Our Corporate Health and Safety Package provides practical health & safety advice and guidance to larger businesses. It provides you and your business with the necessary support to ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and to keep your employees and your company safe. We will work with you to move on beyond compliance when you are ready.

We work with you to help protect your people, your business, and your commercial reputation.


Regular health and safety updates are provided as your needs or the legislation changes. We meet with you to review and discuss your potential, and actual, health and safety needs and challenges. By identifying the needs and requirements of your business, the package can be as comprehensive as you want.

Corporate Health and Safety Services Include:

  • A dedicated Health and Safety Consultant (to work with you and act as your point of contact)

  • Assistance with your Competent Person requirements

  • Access to competent Health and Safety advice

  • Regular site assessment visits and health and safety audit

    • Health and Safety Improvement Plan

  • Creation of bespoke Health and Safety Policy documentation

    • Updates to ensure ongoing legal compliance

  • Annual Fire Risk Assessment

    • Fire Safety Improvement Plan

  • Regular site visits (frequency to be agreed) to discuss and progress health and safety matters

  • On-going Health and Safety advice and support

  • Help with accident and incident investigations

  • Legislative and other relevant updates (as and when required)

  • Regular Health and Safety Newsletter


Our corporate health and safety service provides your business with the necessary support to ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation. When you need help, we provide it.

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Health and Safety - Small business support

Health and Safety – Small Business Support

Health and safety support can be a major issue for the smaller organisation. They face the same health and safety problems as bigger ones, but often with fewer resources.


Our small business support (health and safety) package provides the core health and safety elements in a cost effective manner. We provide you with peace of mind for a reasonable monthly price. 


Managing health and safety within your business doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or time-consuming. In fact, with our help, it may be easier than you think.


Small Business Support (health and safety) includes:

  • A dedicated Health and Safety Consultant (to act as a single point of contact)

  • Assistance with your Competent Person requirements (Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999)

  • Initial site assessment visit, assimilating information about the business

  • Creation of bespoke Health and Safety Policy documentation

  • Undertaking an annual Health and Safety compliance audit

    • Creation of a Small Business Health and Safety Improvement Plan

  • (Option to include Fire Risk Assessment within the package)

  • Six-monthly (or annual) site visits to discuss and progress health and safety matters

  • Health and safety advice and support

  • Health and Safety Newsletter


Stay safe, no matter how small you are!

No matter what size you are, maintaining health and safety in the workplace is a legal requirement for all businesses. Many smaller companies do not have the know-how or the resources necessary to handle it themselves.

With smaller businesses, the effects of injury and loss are often greater (percentage wise) than for larger organisation. Our Small Business Support offers a cost effective service to solve this problem.

Good practice in health and safety makes good business sense.

By getting things right, you can:

  • Protect your workers from the suffering caused by accidents and ill health

  • Reduce absences and sick leave

  • Retain staff

  • Maintain your organisation’s reputation

  • Boost productivity and profits

  • Reduce your insurance premiums and legal costs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Back to courses

Health and Safety services for business start-ups

Are you a new business start-up and need help with health and safety? Not ready for a retained service, but need some very basic help? Then please consider our bare-bones Health and safety for Business Start-Up.

This business start-up package is suitable only for very small, newly formed companies. The service is telephone based and a basic health and safety policy is provided, along with generic risk assessments for the main activities of the Company.

This service is provided primarily through telephone discussions with optional on-site consultancy days as requested. It is aimed at people who are starting a business and need help with help and safety at the initial phase.  Your needs will change and grow with the business.

What you can get with this Health and safety for Business Start-Up package:

  • Low cost health and safety option for a small or start-up company where money is scarce

  • Basic Health and Safety Policy

  • Generic risk assessments for the main activities and premises related issues

  • Option for health and safety site visits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Back to courses

Health and Safety support for contractors

Contractors: we can help you. We offer health and safety support to small contractors.

The “Health and Safety Support for Contractors” package is different from the service for most fixed workplace clients. This service takes into account the nature of the work and the various locations in which it takes place.


This package offers cost effective health and safety support for contractors to help with compliance with relevant health and safety legislation.

The health and safety support for contractors package will help to keep your workers safe and keep you out of trouble with the enforcement authorities.


This package is ideal for the contractor who needs help with their CHAS, Safecontractor, EXOR, Constructionline, SMAS (or similar) accreditation.


Health and Safety Support for Contractors includes: 

  • Access to competent health and safety advice (as required under Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999)

  • An office contact for health and safety support

  • Creation of a Health & Safety Policy to contain company information, roles, and responsibilities regarding health & safety, business rules, and procedures

  • Policy updates (as required to keep your business compliant with changes in the organisation, and health and safety legislation)

  • Health & Safety legislation support, which will ensure that you are kept up-to-date will all relevant law changes and that you can implement them effectively into your business

  • Telephone and email support as required on Health & Safety matters

  • Creation of Generic Risk Assessments and Method Statements as appropriate

  • Assistance with third party accreditation schemes (such as CHAS, SafeContractor, Constructionline, Achilles, EXOR, etc.) will be provided, by agreement

  • Assistance with the submission of F10 documentation.

  • Regular newsletters with health and safety information and articles

We also provide health and safety training for your workers, including asbestos awareness training, manual handling training, general health and safety training, supervisory training, etc.

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Bespoke Health and Safety support

We can assist you even if don’t quite fit into a standard Health and Safety support package?


Some organisations need something a little different. If that’s you, then please call us to discuss your specific needs and we will create a package tailored to your organisational health and safety support requirements.


We can help your in-house team or provide you directly with the service that you need.

We have a range of skilled health and safety professionals available to assist you. We have consultants with a strong enforcement background, chemical safety knowledge, food safety experience, industrial and retail experience and much more.

Don’t settle for “Nearly what we need but just not quite.” Talk to us and let us satisfy your needs.

Whatever your Health and Safety needs are, we can help you with a proper and bespoke Health and Safety Support package.

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Health and Safety consultancy

If you’re responsible for health and safety in your company, then we can help! 

Are you looking for straight talking health and safety consultancy to help you meet your legal and moral obligations for the health and safety of your staff, contractors, and customers as well as all of those others that you share space with or who are in your immediate environment? If so, you’ve come to exactly the right place. We can help you.

We provide you with competent health and safety advice and support.

As an employer, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to manage health and safety.

You could appoint (one or a combination of):

  • yourself

  • one or more of your workers

  • someone from outside your business (such as a health and safety consultant)


You may manage most aspects of your business yourself, or with help from your staff. If you are not confident of your ability to manage all health and safety in-house, you may need some external help or advice. That is where we can help you.

We have a broad range of health and safety consultancy services to offer you.

Shire Bespoke health, safety and training solutions Ltd offer a diverse range of health and safety consultancy services, with a range of approaches. We provide services on a retained contract basis, or an ad hoc basis for those with an immediate need or who don’t wish to be tied into a contract.

Whatever your requirements, we can meet them not only as health and safety consultancy, but we also provide health and safety training too. We have experienced health and safety, fire safety, and food safety practitioners who are specialists in their fields, each of whom can offer support and common sense advice and guidance on health and safety matters.

Our health and safety consultancy services can benefit you

With many years of knowledge and experience, our health and safety consultancy assists you by being up to date with all aspects of legislation of health and safety in all environments meaning that you can be assured that you have a consultancy on hand to help and advise.

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Fire Safety consultants (in conjunction with White Horse safety matters Ltd)

Our Fire Safety Consultants can complete your Fire Risk Assessment, and create a Fire Safety Improvement Plan for you

We can carry out your Fire Safety Training

We help and support businesses and organisations across the UK maintain the highest standards of fire safety in the workplace, for visitors to their premises and for those they come into contact with on an occasional or frequent basis.


We are one of the UK’s leading fire safety consultants, providing fire safety services, plans and advice to businesses, schools and organisations that need professional fire safety consultancy to help meet the demands of the UK fire safety legislation and regulations. Big fines for Fire Safety failures.

Our fire safety consultants give a first class service

Fire Safety is an important aspect of health and safety management for all businesses and should not be neglected or taken for granted.

Increasingly, Fire Officers are visiting businesses, and they want to see your Fire Safety Risk Assessments, and they want to know who the responsible person is. Failure to prove compliance could lead to an improvement notice being served on your business.

Our Fire Safety Consultants help you to ensure that you have designated a responsible person, make sure your fire safety risk assessment is up to date, and ensure that your fire safety policies and procedures are compliant.


We work with you to create a current fire safety plan, unique to your business, and can also provide you with fire safety training. In doing so, you will have the peace of mind that your procedures are up to date and compliant and that the risks to your business are minimised.


It may sound like a simple task, but we will also make sure that they have the appropriate fire safety signs and posters in all the right places so that nobody will be in any doubt as to what their responsibilities are and what they must do in the event of a fire.

If you need help to understand your fire safety responsibilities or if you need a competent person to carry out your fire safety risk assessment, please call one of our fire safety consultants on 07841 639695 – we will be happy to help you.

Our Fire Safety Consultants can:

  • Carry out Fire Risk Assessments of your premises

  • Create a Fire Safety Improvement Plan

  • Develop emergency procedures

  • Develop a Fire Strategy document for your premises

  • Provide suitable documentation for Fire Safety records

  • Assist you and your responsible person with your Fire Safety duties

  • Provide Fire Safety Training (including the use of Fire Extinguishers)

  • Help you understand how the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 applies to you and your premises

  • Keep you compliant with the Fire Safety legislation

  • Liaise with the Fire Authorities

  • Unless otherwise instructed, we usually work to the PAS79: 2012 standard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Back to courses

Food Safety and food hygiene consultants (in conjunction with White Horse safety matters Ltd)

Food safety systems need to be understood, and they need to be managed and we can help you do both! If you handle or prepare food, then you must comply with food hygiene regulations.


Do you need help to understand your food safety responsibilities?

We can help you (and your business) with all aspects of Food Safety. Food Safety is more than a matter of compliance, as your commercial reputation can be at risk if things go wrong.

Contact us for our competent Food Safety and Food Hygiene Consultants advisor to carry out an audit of your food safety operations.

Good Food is Good Business, and our Food Hygiene Consultants can help you

We can:

  • Provide Food Safety training to all your staff (Levels 2 through to 4)

  • Audit your Food Safety operations

  • Create bespoke Food Safety systems and documentation

  • Help you to understand and apply the principles of HACCP

  • Support you to deal with enforcement actions

  • Act as a source of competent and timely advice

  • Carry out unscheduled audits, to “keep you on your toes”

  • Provide peace of mind

  • Provide access to online food safety training

We help you to run a safe food business based on our sensible and practical advice and support.

Do you have an enforcement action issue?

If you have been visited by the Environmental Health Officer (EHO), we can help with your food hygiene problems. We provide a common sense approach to Food Safety that is designed to suit you and protect your business.

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Facilities management consultancy

Do you manage property? Let us be your Property and Facilities Management Consultancy 

We have considerable experience in providing property and facilities management consultancy for property landlords and facilities management companies – helping them to ensure they have the knowledge and the information to comply with Health & Safety legislation.


Our Health and Safety Compliance Audits help you to manage your properties effectively. We can also carry out Fire Risk Assessments for you, to assist you even further.

We work with you to help you reach solutions and find methods to tackle your Health & Safety issues; we take a pragmatic common sense approach to Health & Safety. If you are looking for Property and Facilities Management Consultancy concerning health and safety, then we can help you.

How we can help you fulfil your responsibilities: 

We provide several services that will benefit property landlords and facilities management companies, including:

  • Compliance Audits

  • Landlord’s Fire Safety

  • Access Audits


We also offer other services, which are not unique to Facilities Management services, such as those on our ad hoc services page.

Our services cover:

  • Common Areas or Landlord’s Areas only
    (including plant rooms, etc.)

  • Full Premises areas

  • External Areas only (such as for Industrial Estates, Business Parks or Retail Parks)


Our Property and Facilities Management Consultancy services are tailored to your needs or the needs of your clients and delivered by enthusiastic and competent consultants who will discuss the important issues with you at the time of the assessment visit. Finished reports are available in either electronic or paper format (or both) depending on your requirements.

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