Workplace Health & Safety Advice Services

07824 644850
based in Fife but covering most of Scotland

Health and Safety Advice


I am an industry renowned, qualified, and experienced health and safety consultant and carbon management advisor out of Fife offering health and safety advice, carbon footprint reduction advice - Net Zero, RAMS (risk assessment methods) and health and safety training courses across Edinburgh, Glasgow, and central belt. Whether you’re a small business looking to stay ahead of the competition looking for a skilled H&S specialist, or you are a large organisation who need a full health and safety system including fire risk assessments within your business, I have the complete skills, in-hand experience and industry accreditations to ensure your business can be health and safety compliant. 

Did you know it is a legal requirement for all employees who work in or from a building to be trained in fire awareness? I am an accredited CPD trainer specialising in many health and safety training courses. From the outcome of the on-site fire risk assessment I can develop fire awareness training specific to your premises and organisation. See my other courses including manual handling, display screen equipment and many more which will ensure your organisation and team are fully compliant in all health and safety aspects. 

I am practical in my work, take pragmatic approaches and believe in establishing a positive safety culture. With my skills, I take you and your business to the next level by increasing profits and reducing your overheads. By utilising my skills as a health and safety consultant, it allows your organisation to gain accesses by risk assessments that highlight areas where current practices are deemed insufficient or ineffective. By doing say, it allows you to improve health and safety as well as the financials of your organisation.

Through the utilisation of workplace safety consultants, we can identify the risks to your organisation. When these risks are rectified, it is proven to see an increase in productivity, increased retention in staff and in-turn, reduced cost of staff turnover amongst a plethora of over benefits. Health and safety in the workplace are an imperative aspect of running any business. Whether you need a health and safety advisor or looking for an external party to complete your onsite fire risk assessments, I have the skills, practical background, and experience to provide the best solutions for you. See more here 

I can work with you both inhouse and online regarding your organisation's health and safety, RAMS, fire risk assessments and more. I welcome you to reach out today and discover how I can help support your business through my practical skills, pragmatic approach, and positive style.

About



A highly experienced and qualified Health and Safety Consultant, Carbon Management Advisor, Safe System of Work Expert and Risk Management Specialist. Providing health and safety advice, products, services, and training.

From joining my 1st ship as a Deck Officer Cadet, the day after my 16th birthday to my present position, health and safety has been a fundamental part of all my roles.
I learnt health & safety by being hands on, (no one to help at sea or offshore), listening and learning from others as well as time studying.

I am pragmatic and believe in using a positive safety culture where I can take you and your business to the next level, increasing profits and reducing your overheads.

My priorities are for every worker to be safe, be valued by the business, go home to their family at the end of the day and have a place of work to go to the next day.

Trained to break tasks down into manageable sections thus solving those nightmare problems. Risk assessments and RAMS are my specialty, but I am experienced highly experienced in inspections, auditing, COSHH, Manual Handling, CSE, safety reports and observations, investigations etc.

Experienced at controlling highly complex and very dangerous tasks in the oil and gas industries both offshore and onshore at top tier COMAH sites. Dealing with multi trades and tasks from filling a pot hole to demolishing a LPG tank.

Working on behalf of major clients, for BP, over a 2-year period we safely controlled more open flame hot work than the rest of BP worldwide combined. With the safety and cost implications, environmental, health and safety, poor publicity of any incidents or delays can be a little pressure pot. I thrive on the challenge and I am proud to say that all projects I was involved in had no accidents, incidents, or delays.

I started my own health and safety advice service in 2020. I am Nebosh qualified, hold RoSPA approved qualification in Fire Risk Assessing, IOSH approved qualification in CDM Regulations, a Technical member of IOSH and have CPD training provider accreditation. I believe in continuous improvement, I have just completed studying level 6 NVQ Diploma, 18 months to complete a 4-year course, I am just waiting on the external verifyer. I am keen to keep learning and help others.

Working from home, I am now making my 40 years of experience available to you.

Contact me for more information or to hire my services.



As the Chairman of Easy Group famously quoted "If you think safety is expensive, try an accident




Member of the Federation For Small Businesses
Technical Member of IOSH
Associate member of IIRSM
Member of IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment)

Nebosh qualified
IOSH approved qualification in Environment
IEMA qualified in Carbon Management
IOSH approved qualification in CDM Regs
RoSPA approved qualification in Fire Risk Assessing
CPD accredited training



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Why pick me?


Phil Beaumont TechIOSH

Health and Safety Consultant & Risk Management Specialist Health and Safety Trainer

I believe i am different, stand out from the crowd, my background and experiences being unique

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Testimonials


 Scotts driver training South Queensferry and surrounding areas 14 May · ☆☆UPDATE☆☆ Just a quick update to our pupils and facebook followers. Although we can not return to work at the moment, one of the things the government are advising business's to do before we return is to have a risk assessment in place. This week we spoke with Work Place Health and Safety Advice Service who set about this request for us. We are happy to announce that we now have a full risk assessment in place to ensure that we are prepared when lockdown restrictions are lifted. Can't wait to catch up with all our pupils again."

Scott Boyd - Scotts driver trainingClientScotts driver training
     

 Phil offered a quick turn around on some H&S documentation I required and was very professional and thorough in his approach, will definitely be doing business again."

Billy McPherson - SCOTICA WILDLIFE SOLUTIONSClient
     

 Fantastic service and advice given to my daughter and reassurance given on how to open safely, offered advice at any time even after risk assessment"

Tina Wallace - Lauren Coventry Beauty TherapyClient
     

 As a supplier to the maritime industry it is essential that our health and safety processes mirror the high standard of product that we and our clients produce. Given Phil’s expert background he very quickly understood our needs and provided a considered practical review of our processes. We are continuing to work together as our organisational needs and processes change. As such we would strongly recommend the knowledgeable, personable and detailed services provided by the Company."

WitherbysClient
     

 You are thorough with your perception of how to execute a workscope safely. Sometimes within control of work we need to use common sense although still adhering to the COW guidelines. I've always found you to be very realistic in terms of the likelihood of the Hazard becoming a source of accident/incident. I see AA's regularly who cant use common sence when a simple task needs to be delivered. Waiting on a piece of paperwork from Tom , Dick or Harry resulting in waiting time and delays. Even if everyone knows the hazard is zero they can't deviate away from that handbook and take responsibility."

Brian MungallConstructon Supervisor at Ineos FPS
     

 You have many hands on years experience both onshore and offshore, you never just sat in a classroom learning health and safety you were out in the real world working and learning at the same time"

Kevin ManzieAltrad Manager
     

 Your hands on work that you have done offshore and onshore, in the oil and gas sector"

Paul LundieManager Altrad
     

 Fast, friendly and efficient service from Phil. He takes a pragmatic and positive approach to advising on health and safety and is very knowledgeable about guidelines for compliance with COVID situation. Highly recommend."

The Little White GymClient
     

 Phil Beaumont TechIOSH #Kudos I really appreciate you #GoingAboveAndBeyond Thank you for taking the time to give your expert advice to Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, it's people like you who make a difference. #makingadifference #DVVA #KEN No alternative text description for this image"

Gill FaichneyBusiness Planning Officer at Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Actionlinkedin thank you
     

 To whom it may concern I have known and worked with Phil at Sullom Voe Terminal over a 10 year period, working on behalf of both BP and Enquest. I would happily work with him again and highly recommend his skills, knowledge and services. Phil and I worked very closely together on normal planned maintenance and breakdown work but also on a number of major electrical upgrades required for the life extension project at Sullom Voe Terminal. As REP, Responsible Electrical Person, I am responsible for all electrical buildings, equipment, work and personnel at Sullom Voe. Phil as an Area Authority / Control of Work Specialist was vital in assisting me at breaking down tasks and developing method statements for the ease of risk assessing, planning and scheduling. A number of the tasks required level 2 risk assessments, for high risk tasks, involving a team of selected experienced people, required for open flame hot work, confined space, or working live equipment. Phil was our dedicated Area Authority and facilitator and always kept us on track with legislation, procedures and processes. Examples of projects we worked on was the replacement of 415V to 3.3KV transformers, 3.3KV to 11 KV transformers , upgrade of critical UPS systems in multiply sub station, installation of new gas plant, installation of new laggan pig station, upgrade of existing pig station, bypass and decommissioning of sub stations, replacement of plant cable tray. All works carried out accross the site:- Offsites area, Jetty location to main Process area and all work carried out without any accident and incidents. I know Phil would be a worthy addition to any workforce. Regards Darryl Jennings REP (Responsible Electrical Person) Sullom Voe Terminal Mossbank Shetland"

Darryl JenningsREP (Responsible Electrical Person), Sullom Voe Terminal, Enquest
     

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Articles


Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability. What is it, why is it important and why is it a buzz word in this present ‘green’ world? We will also discover how carbon net zero, the circular economy and sustainability are very closely linked and related

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The circular economy

The circular economy

The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.

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Carbon Management and why wee need to reduce our footprint

Carbon Management and why wee need to reduce our footprint

Making your business environmentally friendly not only benefits the environment but can also save you money. The brand enhancement that comes with putting sustainability at the heart of business will help companies attract and retain customers and the best talent. But there is also the opportunity for businesses to save money from efficiencies and develop new products and services that get them ahead of the curve.

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Defibrillators, may be needed in the work place

Defibrillators, may be needed in the work place

A defibrillator is a machine that sends a high energy electric shock through the heart. This high energy electric shock is called defibrillation. The aim of this shock is to return a heart to its normal working state if it goes into cardiac arrest. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven or that is too slow or too fast. Defibrillators can also restore the heart's beating if the heart suddenly stops.

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Safety Inspection - Advantages of Employing an Independent Professional

Safety Inspection - Advantages of Employing an Independent Professional

Safety Inspections could be carried out by utilising someone from another team, department or branch but could also be by a totally independent safety professional. We as humans tend to be blinkered, we see what we expect to see and don't see the unexpected. How many times have we stood on the bairns toy, kicked the dogs water bowl, trapped a finger in a window handle? We all do it, especially if we are concentrating on a particular task such as doing the dishes. We are all aware of the saying "familiarity breeds contempt"

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Why use an expert?

Why use an expert?

“competence is not just a qualification or experience it is a combination of qualifications, experience, knowledge, ability and life”

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Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment

Your fire risk assessment will help you identify risks that can be removed or reduced and to decide the nature and extent of the general fire precautions you need to take to protect people against the fire risks that remain. If you employ five or more people, you must record the significant findings of your risk assessment however it is recommended to do so in any case as proof that it has been carried out.

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Why I stand out from the crowd

Why I stand out from the crowd

In every sector of every trade, some people are academically minded, and some are practically minded, a few are both, and there is the unfortunate few who are neither. I am from the practical side, I learnt most of my knowledge by being hands on, listening and learning from others as well as time studying.

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The Importance of Hazard Identification

The Importance of Hazard Identification

if we look at the definition it will help us understand what we are looking for, it defines it as ‘anything’, not an area or a feeling, but a thing or an action or lack of action, such as an object, a substance, an energy source, not properly managed

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The Benefits to a business of Health and Safety

The Benefits to a business of Health and Safety

Since I became self employed and started communicating with small businesses it amazes me how many have no health and safety policy or procedures and worse than that, no understanding to what it is all about, how it can benefit them, their employees, and their business let alone the legal side of things. I still frequently hear the old ‘health and safety gone mad' and ‘it costs so much and you get nothing back’. So in this article I am going to try and address these issues. Before I do however, a little bit about me and health and safety.

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COSHH Assessments

COSHH Assessments

Health and Safety Executive guidance states that the purpose of the risk assessment under regulation 6 of COSHH is “to enable employers to make valid decisions about the measures needed to prevent or adequately control the exposure of their employees to substances hazardous to health arising from the work”.

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The Importance of Conducting a Safety Audit

The Importance of Conducting a Safety Audit

Organizations conduct safety audits to comply with laws or regulations and to provide a safe workplace for everyone. A safety audit identifies different levels of risk in each work area of an organization. A systematic approach is a vital ingredient for a safety audit.

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Home Safety Articles


Carbon Management - Our wee bit we can do at home

I have recently added Carbon Management for businesses to my portfolio of services I provide on top of my Health and Safety Services. I published an article about the service and why carbon management was required. It then occurred to me that there are lots of you, like me, interested in doing our wee bit to help save our planet, hence this article. First, I will give you some definitions and a brief description of what is happening to our planet.

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Home Health and Safety – Common Harmful Products

This article is on the various products that we have lying about the house and use in the maintenance of our house, garden, car etc.In the working environment we must comply with a regulation called the Control of Substances Harmful to Health or COSHH. This tells us what the hazard of the product is, how it may affect us, what precautions we should take when using it and the first aid / medical measures requirements if needed. In the domestic environment COSHH does not apply however the products still cause us harm, they have not changed. The relevant symbols and information are still usually printed on the packaging or container, it is obviously good practice to read this information before using any product.

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How to avoid the lockdown blues!

This article describes how I have managed to avoid the dreaded lockdown blues, I've even managed to avoid what I call "my potholes", these are my small bouts of depression or stress.

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Working From Home

With the latest government instructions to work from home, where possible, I thought it was a good time to discuss home work, the main hazards and the employers responsibilities

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  • Dunfermline, UK
  • Covering Central Belt, Borders, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Angus

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