Safety Services

SPeco Services Ltd. has an established reputation for providing excellence in health and safety solutions to a loyal client base. We pride ourselves in providing customers with services they value, such as on-site health & safety personnel placement for a number of days a month, 24-hour back up support and safety consulting retainer services. Other services are listed below:



Safety Management System Implementation OHSAS18001

Implementation of Safety Management Standard OHSAS 18001, assisting companies to demonstrate legal compliance and continuous improvement. SPeco Services Ltd. has been involved in the installation of numerous OHSAS 18001 systems in companies across Ireland. We are available to carry out continuous audits to ensure systems are properly checked prior to a standardised audit taking place. We provide customers with services such as overseeing and preparation for customer audits and general audits.


Safety Audits and Gap Analysis

Comprehensive health & safety consultancy services, from gap analysis to implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement.


Develop or revise Safety Statements

The Safety Statement is effectively a company’s documented Health & Safety Management programme for ensuring the safety, health and welfare of all its employees while at work.  Safety Statements are also a legal requirement, as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare Act, 2005.

SPeco Services Ltd. has worked closely with clients to develop tailored and customised Safety Statements which meet statutory requirements, and more importantly, help businesses manage their safety and health in a simple and effective manner.

When developing a Safety Statement, we visit the client site(s) to familiarise ourselves with client work systems, processes and equipment, and conduct detailed risk assessments with the assistance of company employees. We ensure the client is involved at all stages, and client input is instrumental in drafting the final document. Our Safety Statements are user-friendly practical working documents which can be readily updated as changes happen within the company; we don’t believe in supplying enormous collections of documentation to our customers which sit on shelves for years!



Safety Training

SPeco Services Ltd. works with customers to design and deliver safety training programmes. We work around your company’s work schedules and requirements, ensuring that training does not cause unnecessary upheaval to your business.  While employers do have a statutory requirement to provide training to employees, we do not believe it is appropriate to provide blanket training for staff which may not be necessary or indeed relevant.    Instead, we work with you to assess what training is actually required by the company, and to target this training at the right people.

The following H&S training courses can be delivered to small or large groups:

  • Safety Representative training
  • Manual handling
  • Patient Handling
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Safety Induction Training
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Chemical Handling
  • CE Marking
  • Contractor Safety Induction & Training
  • Crane Safety
  • Emergency Response
  • Employee Safety Training
  • Ergonomics
  • Fire Response
  • Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Hazardous Waste Handling
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Hot Work Safety
  • Injury/Illness Recordkeeping
  • Laser Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Representative Training
  • Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention
  • Safe Working at Heights
  • First Aid
  • Forklift Safety

  • Assisting with Close Out Corrective Actions from external parties

    Many of our customers seek our assistance after having a regulatory inspection or internal company audit from sister company. It’s prudent to get good advice as it saves time and money. Issues are common and questions often arise after inspections, such as:

    1. Pinpointing what you’re being asked to do, or exactly what needs to be changed; it may be difficult to identify exactly what issues need to be dealt with.

    2. Perhaps you already have a system in place but the inspector was not told about it on the day, or your employee just found it difficult to impart the information needed.

    3. You may have been given enforcement notices with deadlines to meet.

    When faced with these situations, customers can access our expertise and help to ensure they are getting the assistance they actually require, and at the right cost. Where corrective action is required, SPeco can oversee the process to completion, freeing up valuable company employees to focus on day-to-day operations without diverting company time into specialist areas that may only need input on an ad hoc basis.


    Risk Assessment

    A Risk Assessment identifies the potential health and safety hazards in the workplace. It is a requirement under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 that every employer carries out a Risk Assessment, and on the basis of this assessment, prepares a Safety Statement.

    SPeco Services Ltd. consults with our clients in conducting bespoke Risk Assessments. This report identifies the risks and hazards inherent in your company’s operations, and sets out Control Measures needed to address them.  We provide bespoke risk assessments drafted on reviewing company operations to ensure the risk assessments take into account any procedures or standard practices in the workplace. Our risk assessments are easy to update and change as work evolves or processes are updated.  We pride ourselves on providing simple; accessible and practical risk assessments that can be used on a daily basis within the workplace.


    Accident Investigation

    Effective accident recording and investigation is an enormous help in improving your company’s overall business. All accidents and incidents affect cost i.e. through downtime, increased insurance premiums, time taken to carry out investigations or work with regulatory agencies investigating accidents etc. SPeco Services Ltd. carry out investigations on behalf of employers or we can oversee an investigation underway on behalf of clients.

    SPeco has an excellent track record of working on behalf of clients involved in both civil and criminal cases. We have worked for both the plaintiff and for the defendant. We work alongside the HSA, insurance companies and experts providing third party independent accident investigation. We can guide and assist the employer through the process or just manage the investigation on behalf of the client. We will also provide you with a comprehensive report on our findings and keep you updated along the way.


    Additional Services

  • Completion of IR1 and IR3 prescribed forms for the Health and Safety Authority
  • Representing companies following serious accidents or incidents in dealing with the Health and Safety Authority
  • Court attendance in civil claims (employer and employee)
  • Court attendance in criminal prosecutions
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    Expert Witness?

    SPeco Services Ltd. sources experts for complex investigations where they will be required in court proceedings.  Even where claims may eventually be settled out of court, either party to a claim often requires an expert-led assessment to be carried out in order to furnish a professional report and expert statement on a particular matter. SPeco Services Ltd. can oversee this process ensuring company employees are not diverted from core activities whilst we oversee and manage investigations.


    Emergency & Pandemic Preparedeness

    One of the main business challenges in planning for serious emergencies and pandemics is that we cannot forecast the nature and impact of the threat until it emerges. Examples of recent global pandemic threats include the Avian Flu and the Swine Flu outbreaks.

    SPeco Services Ltd. has worked with multinational organisations to develop emergency and pandemic preparedness strategies which address the following:

    1. Project planning and team briefing
    2. Pandemic risk identification
    3. Business impact analysis
    4. Plan development
    5. Plan testing
    6. Plan maintenance and updating

     

    Insurance Management

    SPeco Services works with Cleary’s Loss Assessors & Insurance Services to ensure our clients are best served in the event that they have a claim.  Their team of professional, full-time Loss Assessors, Quantity Surveyors and Negotiators will assess, collate and negotiate on behalf of our clients.