Northern Safety Ltd are celebrating 20 YEARS in service!
TOP STORIES IN THIS NEWSLETTER
– RETIREMENT OF TREVOR SYMONDS
– NEW APPOINTMENT OF STAFF
– CERTIFICATION FOR ISO STANDARDS
– NEW OWNERSHIP & DIRECTION PAUL GORDON MD
Established since 1998, celebrating 20 years in service this year, Northern Safety Ltd have been offering training, NVQ assessments and health and safety consultancy services to many industries since the company started. We are continually increasing the services that we offer our customers and strive to become a one stop shop for your Consultancy and Training needs.
During 2018 we increased working relationships with more local businesses and welcomed 154 new customers requesting our support for consultancy and training services. We trained a record 3490 delegates during 2018, ensuring they received high quality and up to date training at an affordable cost. We also decided to practice what we preach in gaining certification for our integrated system to ISO 9001:2015, 45001:2018 & 14001:2015 standards with no minor or major non-conformances!
Throughout 2019, as part of our 20-year celebrations, we have decided to reward 25 customers voted by the team with a safety award for ‘Outstanding Commitment to Health and Safety’.
RETIREMENT OF TREVOR SYMONDS
At the end of March 2019, Trevor Symonds current owner and Director will be retiring from Northern Safety Ltd to enjoy his spare time fell running and walking in the lakes. Trevor has been at Northern Safety Ltd for 20 years, he joined the Company as a Director in 1998 to support the founder Les Lowe.
Paul Gordon, Managing Director says: “I wish Trevor a well-deserved, long and happy retirement. Trevor convinced me to join the company in 2014 and I haven’t looked back since. I was appointed Managing Director in 2016 and have since diversified the company focus into offering additional services, such as ISO management support, environmental consultancy, occupational health and e-learning services. My aim is to grow the company and continue to offer a first-class service to our clients.”
APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW CONSULTANTS / TRAINERS
We would like to welcome two new members of staff to the team.
Ray Ellis joined the team in April 2018 and has over 20 years’ Environment, Health and Safety experience working in construction, transport, logistics, manufacturing, engineering, plant hire and food industries.
Joe Lee joined the team in November 2018 and has over 15 years’ experience in Environmental management and Health and Safety. Joe has worked in Property Management, Offshore Gas/Oil, Logistics, and the Care Sector. He has a proven track record with over 30 years’ experience as a trainer/instructor within the MOD.
CERTIFICATION OF ISO STANDARDS
Northern Safety Ltd have been supporting clients with their management systems for several years, including achieving the new occupational health and safety standard, ISO 45001.
Shona Darbyshire from the consultancy team, having gone through the process first hand, has recognised the benefits of effective management systems. Shona said, ‘It is clear that management standards support businesses in many areas and implemented correctly, can be the mainstay for planning, strategy, monitoring, reacting and evaluating. I am looking forward to working with our customers through 2019 highlighting the benefits that an effective management system can bring, not only to meet ISO standards but support CHAS Premium and Premium Plus, tenders, PQQ’s etc. These certifications are less daunting and easier to satisfy with an effective management system in place with many employees and managers finding benefit by working in a more structured way.’
NEW SERVICES IN 2019
ISO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUPPORT
At Northern Safety we provide advice and support to clients wishing to achieve or maintain ISO Standards 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 within the Teesside area. We can help your business develop and implement an effective management system through to accreditation and provide ongoing assistance ensuring the management system remains fit for purpose. If this is something you are interested in, we can arrange a free no obligation meeting to discuss your requirements and help you on your journey to ISO success. For further information visit https://www.northernsafetyltd.co.uk/iso-system-support/.
E – LEARNING SERVICES
Northern Safety Ltd have recently launched E–Learning training courses to their wide customer base providing flexibility and benefits. E-Learning allows delegates to complete a specific course at their own pace and in the comfort of their office or home.
E-Learning allows the option to revisit the course program to refresh your knowledge or re-read a topic for further understanding. Going at your own pace allows more time to take in new information to get the most out of the course. For further information visit https://www.northernsafetyltd.co.uk/e-learning/.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Northern Safety Ltd offers a comprehensive environmental consultancy package which helps clients ensure they are working in accordance with all current and relevant legislation.
– Carrying out an annual environmental inspection / legal compliance audit of an organisation. Inspection / legal compliance audit of other sites owned or requested by the Client.
– Identifying any environmental systems and/or documentation that would need to be implemented or updated to help ensure full compliance with environmental law.
– Issue an aspect register or EMS preparatory report annually followed by a meeting to discuss and review the findings.
WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS THINK?
Here is some or our feedback:
“Northern Safety Ltd delivers all our external training, from Safety Awareness through to 5-day SMSTS. With an annual requirement of over 130 individual external training courses it is essential that our training provider works with us to ensure full course attendance, minimum business disruption and maximum Health & Safety benefit. Once we have determined the training requirements Northern Safety Ltd take over organising all the courses, notifying attendees and even completing our grant claim forms. This leaves us free to get on with our core function of shopfitting. We would go nowhere else”.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Northern Safety thanks to their unfailingly supportive attitude. The team have helped us to improve across many aspects of our company, not just in safety matters. All the Northern Safety staff are approachable and they genuinely care for their clients from both a safety and a commercial point of view. They are quick to praise good practice but they will also be honest if improvements need to be made. They offer practical and sensible solutions appropriate to our industry. We wouldn’t even think of going elsewhere for safety consultancy – Northern Safety fits our needs perfectly”.
RECENT NEBOSH PASS MARKS
We have recently received some fantastic results from our latest NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety training course; 8 of our students passed first time with 5 credits & 3distinctions – congratulations to all who passed and we wish them well in their new career.
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and we hope to work with you during 2019.