External Health and Safety Advice

Why Do You Need Competent Health and Safety Advice?

Under Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSAWR), every employer shall appoint one or more competent persons to assist him to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety law.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines a competent person as someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities that allow them to assist you properly. The level of competence required will depend on the complexity of the situation and the particular help you need.

When Should You Have an External Health and Safety Consultant?

If one of the following apply to your business then you should get help from a qualified external consultant to enable you to meet the requirements of health and safety law.

  • there is no competent employee within your organisation
  • the level of competence is insufficient to assist you in complying with health and safety law
  • your whole organization doesn’t have the appropriate level of competence

Why Choose Horizon?

A cornerstone of our business is the provision of ongoing health and safety support to small and medium-sized business. We work with many SMEs who cannot justify the expense of employing a full-time Health & Safety Manager.

We offer a very flexible outsourcing solution to ensure that you have all the support you need, when you need it. We work closely with your team and use a pragmatic approach to design and deliver the tailored health and safety consultant services you need to improve compliance and add strategic value. Our services are ‘fit for purpose’, this means they are:

  • Tailored. Tailored to your organization and the nature of the work undertaken, solutions are proportionate to the risks
  • Sensible. Concentrating on practical action to control significant risks, looking to control measures that are reasonably practicable
  • Effective. Help you to design out risks and design in safety, and embed programs into the overall business

Service Packages

If you would prefer a service package, our options are available for your consideration below:

What you get (all price with NO VAT to add) Bronze Package (£149/month) Silver Package (£258/month) Gold Package (£368/month) Platinum Package (£NEG/month)
Certificate of membership
An initial health and safety review to establish a baseline with a report identifying how well you are complying with health and safety legislation
Professional Health and Safety advice via telephone or email from an experienced and NEBOSH qualified team (Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm) *
Review of your Health & Safety Policy and advice on its suitability and effectiveness
Quarterly newsletters, email updates with up-to-date and relevant guidance on legislative and industrial best practices. x
Review your Permit to Work System and advice on areas for improvement x x
On-site consultancy day(s) including a review meeting, workplace inspection, coaching or in house training to support you in implementing the plans 1/year 2/year 4/year NEG
Assist with CHAS or Safe Contractor pre-qualifications x x NEG

Assistance with health and safety training needs assessment and developing training matrix

x  x  

All above fees are total fees (NO VAT to add).

The Health and Safety Consultants service fee for subscribers is invoiced monthly in advance. All packages are subject to a £99.00 set up fee.

Platinum Package is price negotiable for the larger SME and can be adapted around you and your business

*support is restricted to the advice only. Enquiries leading to more than 1 hour of work by Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd, then this work will be invoiced accordingly at the agreed hourly or day rate.



In addition, you can purchase further professional safety support at our day rate of £300 or a rate of £50 per hour (minimum of 2 hours), this may include but is not limited to:

  • One-to-one advice
  • Assistance with undertaking risk assessments and developing safe systems of work
  • Audit of the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of your health and safety Management Systems
  • Investigation of fatalities, major injuries and dangerous occurrences, within the scope of RIDDOR in addition to your own investigation
  • Attendance at health and safety committees and other relevant meetings
  • Attend meetings/site visits with employer’s liability insurers
  • Contractor selection and site monitoring
  • Attendance at construction (pre-start) meetings where building work is being undertaken
  • Support with significant incidents or near miss investigations to help you identify the root cause and recommend preventive actions
  • Site health and safety, and fire safety inspections backed up with a report
  • A full review of any existing Health and Safety Management System, policies, procedures and processes you have in place, a gap analysis and recommend actions for improvement
  • Audit of your Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Safety Cultural Maturity Assessment

Additional Services We Offer

Next Step

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us to find out more about how we can help.