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In addition to providing inspection and testing services, ISI uses its long standing history of safety engineering, independence and commercial awareness together with in-depth technical knowledge of legislation, material properties, wear and corrosion characteristics, to provide consultancy services to a range of clients across the UK.
Using ISI’s consultancy services can often help you to avoid future problems by assessing the risk and identifying potential failures before they happen.
Safety Consultancy Services
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High levels of noise can be a factor in many working environments, particularly where plant and machinery is used. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (otherwise known as the Noise Regulations) aim to ensure that employees hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, so there may be an ongoing requirement for noise assessment.
The Noise Regulations state “The level at which employers must provide hearing protection and hearing protection zones is now 85 decibels (daily or weekly average exposure) and the level at which employers must assess the risk to workers’ health and provide them with information and training is now 80 decibels. There is also an exposure limit value of 87 decibels, taking account of any reduction in exposure provided by hearing protection, above which workers must not be exposed.”
ISI’s Noise Assessment service is a full site survey, using acoustic measuring equipment to determine what, if any, noise control is required. We will provide you with a comprehensive report of the findings and possible solutions.
This protects the employer from future claims relating to loss of hearing by employees. This is becoming more important as society becomes increasing litigious, a phenomenon fuelled by the “no-win-no-fee” solicitors.
Accident and Fire Investigations
Following an accident, insurance claim, or HSE inspection, you may need an expert witness
We can provide a “Third-Party” accident investigations service, providing professional and impartial advice to stand as “Expert Witnesses” in a court of law.
Pre-purchase Plant surveys
To assist you when making a significant investment in new plant or machinery, ISI can offer a pre-purchase evaluation of plant to assess its condition, value and compliance with essential UK safety requirements – including evaluation of imports for UK usage. ISI can provide an invaluable specialist evaluation to assist with plant or process decisions.
Plant and Machinery Risk Assessments
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations – PUWER 1998, require a risk assessment to be carried out on all work equipment. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations – LOLER 1998 requires all lifting operations to be assessed for risks and lifting procedures documented and through examination of all lifting equipment.
We can assist in all of these areas, providing risk assessment and thorough examination compiled by a qualified surveyor.
Identification surveys for Statutory Plant Inspections
With the ever increasing level and complexity of legislation today, together with various updates and changes, it is often difficult to ensure that the employer / user / owner is not outside of the law.
We can alleviate this problem by providing a site survey and inventory of all plant which requires inspection by a competent person.
Product design and manufacturing safety consultancy
ISI can provide useful input to product design and manufacture – e.g. by carrying out structural strength assessments on materials or design, to assist with C.E. marking
For an initial review of your safety consultancy requirements, please contact ISI.
We also offer Health and Safety Consultancy