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Retained Competent Person Service

Retain competent person service

Is this your challenge?

Health and safety: For a lot of people, these innocent little words can bring loads of challenges.

You have an obligation to ensure you and your business are compliant, but your legal duties are not straight forward; a tangle of legislation governs just about anything you can think of. You have an obligation to appoint a competent person, someone who understands all of your legal duties. You have policies and procedures to create and implement, risks and hazards to identify and control, resources to find, and the heights of mandatory paperwork to climb. Not to mention the horror stories caused by mistakes and mismanagement.

How are you supposed to do your own job and manage safety (and all it involves) – without making any mistakes?

Our solution

Our team of consultants are experienced, knowledgeable and down to earth. With our retained competent person service we can help you to:

• Reduce and control workplace risks and hazards
• Create/improve your health and safety management system
• Maintain health and safety compliance
• Improve health and safety culture
• Reduce insurance premiums
• Avoid HSE visits and potential legal claims following workplace incidents

We will act as your named competent person, support your responsible person and provide the competent advice and support needed to ensure that health and safety is managed correctly in your workplace.

Our retained competent person service packages provide the best possible value, whilst ensuring each one remains flexible and meets your health & safety requirements. Each package provides a saving of at least 30% over our standard consultancy prices when paid monthly and you save even more when paid annually.

Our Retained Competent Person Service Packages

Office Safe Packages

Offices can be frenetic places and although they are low risk, they still harbour significant hazards and therefore the potential to cause serious harm to employees.

At BRS Solutions, we believe that you shouldn’t have to pay large sums of money to manage the health and safety of an office. That’s why we’ve put together our Office Safe Packages. This low cost service for health and safety management is tailored specifically to your office.

Work Safe Packages

Our Work Safe Package covers all other workplaces. You can be sure that, with BRS Solutions as your named competent person, health and safety will be managed correctly and effectively in your workplace.

We will support your responsible person and ensure that your business is compliant with all relevant up to date health and safety legislation.

If you would like more detailed information about our retained competent person services check out our FAQs below.

Office Safe Packages

Office Safe Standard Package

With the Office Safe Standard Package, you will get:

  • Initial workplace visit, performance review and action plan;
  • Annual on-site performance review;
  • Policy, procedures and associated forms branded to your business;
  • 10 x certified e-learning course licenses worth £250 + VAT;
  • Unlimited advice on health and safety;
  • BRS Solutions as your named competent person;
  • Exclusive discounted rates for all other services;
  • Regular updates including the latest industry news.

Pay monthly: £79 + VAT per month
Pay annually: £869 + VAT (equivalent to one month free)

Office Safe Plus Package

With the Office Safe Plus Package, you will get:

  • Initial workplace visit, performance review and action plan;
  • Mid-year onsite performance review;
  • Annual onsite performance review;
  • Policy, procedures and associated forms branded to your business;
  • 25 x certified e-learning course licenses worth £625 + VAT;
  • Unlimited advice on health and safety;
  • BRS Solutions as your named competent person;
  • Exclusive discounted rates for all other services;
  • Regular updates including the latest industry news.

Pay monthly: £115 + VAT per month
Pay annually: £1265 + VAT (equivalent to one month free)

Office Safe Pro Package

With the Office Safe Plus Package, you will get:

  • Initial workplace visit, performance review and action plan;
  • Mid-year onsite performance review;
  • Annual onsite performance review;
  • 1 day of consultancy to provide any extra support you need;
  • Policy, procedures and associated forms branded to your business;
  • 50 x certified e-learning course licenses worth £1250 + VAT;
  • Unlimited advice on health and safety;
  • BRS Solutions as your named competent person;
  • Exclusive discounted rates for all other services;
  • Regular updates including the latest industry news.

Pay monthly: £175 + VAT per month
Pay annually: £1925 + VAT (equivalent to one month free)

Work Safe Packages

Work Safe Standard Package

With the Work Safe Standard Package, you will get:

  • Initial workplace visit, performance review and action plan;
  • Mid-year onsite performance review;
  • Annual onsite performance review;
  • 1 day of consultancy to provide any extra support you need;
  • Policy, procedures and associated forms branded to your business;
  • 25 x certified e-learning course licenses worth £525 + VAT;
  • Unlimited advice on health and safety;
  • BRS Solutions as your named competent person;
  • Exclusive discounted rates for all other services;
  • Regular updates including the latest industry news.

Pay monthly: £149 + VAT per month
Pay annually: £1639 + VAT (equivalent to one month free)

Work Safe Plus Package

With the Work Safe Plus Package, you will get:

  • Initial workplace visit, performance review and action plan;
  • Mid-year onsite performance review;
  • Annual onsite performance review;
  • 2 days of consultancy to provide any extra support you need;
  • Policy, procedures and associated forms branded to your business;
  • 50 x certified e-learning course licenses worth £1250 + VAT;
  • Unlimited advice on health and safety;
  • BRS Solutions as your named competent person;
  • Exclusive discounted rates for all other services;
  • Regular updates including the latest industry news.

Pay monthly: £195 + VAT per month
Pay annually: £2145 + VAT (equivalent to one month free)

Work Safe Pro Package

With the Work Safe Pro Package, you will get:

  • Initial workplace visit, performance review and action plan;
  • Mid-year onsite performance review;
  • Annual onsite performance review;
  • 4 days of consultancy to provide any extra support you need;
  • Policy, procedures and associated forms branded to your business;
  • 75 x certified e-learning course licenses worth £1875 + VAT;
  • Unlimited advice on health and safety;
  • BRS Solutions as your named competent person;
  • Exclusive discounted rates for all other services;
  • Regular updates including the latest industry news.

Pay monthly: £295 + VAT per month
Pay annually: £3245 + VAT (equivalent to one month free)

Contact us for a free consultation. We will discuss your needs and recommend a package that is best suited to your actual needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a competent person

A competent person is someone who has the knowledge and experience to manage health and safety, someone who knows up to date legislation and can create management systems that keep a workplace safe and compliant. Appointing a competent person is a legal requirement. Because we work with partners and associate consultants around the UK, BRS Solutions can appoint a health and safety practitioner with current specialised knowledge and experience relevant to your industry.

Do I really need a retained service? Can’t I take care of my company’s health and safety myself?

If you (or an employee) have the relevant knowledge, skills and experience in managing health and safety then by all means, yes, manage your company’s health and safety yourself.

As you are looking at retained service information, however, I guess you don’t have that experience. In that case, no; absolutely not! “Don’t do this at home” definitely applies.

Only appoint somebody who is competent, otherwise you are putting anybody using your workplace at risk and opening yourself up to potential prosecution if anything goes wrong.

How can I pay for your service?

We offer a number of payment arrangements to meet your needs:

  • Paying annually by invoice (you save the equivalent of one month free)
  • Paying monthly by invoice or direct debit
What can included consultancy days be used for?

Each consultancy day included in your package can be used to carry out general health and safety support needs. For onsite support, each day can be used as 1 full day onsite or divided into 2 half days onsite.

For remote support needs, it can be used by the hour.

Example uses include:

  • Support with risk assessments;
  • Incident investigations;
  • Attending review / committee meetings;
  • Supporting pre-qualification / SSIP applications,
  • Any other general support requirements relating to health & safety.

Visit our health & safety consultancy page for more information on what each day can be used for.

What can the ‘unlimited advice on health and safety’ be used for?

Retained clients can make an unlimited number of advice requests. The provision of advice by BRS Solutions is capped at a maximum of 2 hours per month for each retained client.

Time does not roll over to other months if unused. Advice can be used to:

  • Read and comment on risk assessments;
  • Provide confirmation of whether an incident needs to be reported under RIDDOR;
  • Provide further advice or clarification on actions;
  • Advise on health and safety legal queries.

At the discretion of BRS Solutions; the provision of advice may be deemed to be additional support, which will be charged at discounted rates exclusive to retained clients. E.g. editing a risk assessment rather than commenting would be seen as additional support, not advice.

Why does my business need a competent person?

Apart from it being a legal requirement, appointing a competent person gives you peace of mind that somebody qualified and knowledgeable is taking care of your health and safety needs.

Appointing BRS Solutions to be your competent person will keep you assured that policies and procedures are in place in your business to control risks and hazards in the workplace and keep accidents to an absolute minimum.

Why Choose BRS Solutions?

We have a team of consultants and associates that are not only professionals; they are experts in their specific industries and areas of interest. We ensure they are fully up to date with the latest on goings in health and safety, food and fire safety.

Our team doesn’t want to scare and criticise our clients into compliance and certainly don’t look down on you. We want to help and work alongside you in a friendly, approachable manner.

What if I need extra help and I’ve used up my agreed package allowances?

The good news is that we will still help you! If you need extra days during the year, we can provide those at a dedicated discount rate that our retained service clients receive.

Your discounted rates as a retained client applies to all onsite consultancy, onsite training and access to our e-learning courses.

What e-learning courses can the included licenses be used for?

You can choose from any of our courses up to the value of £25 (£35 RRP) each. Example courses include DSE, manual handling, fire safety awareness, stress management, COSHH, etc.

Our course selection covers health & safety, food safety, fire safety and business skills.

Visit the e-learning information page to view the whole list of courses or our shop for the prices.

How much money is really saved with a retained package?

We’ve done the maths for you and compared the retained competent person service. The standard prices and savings are listed below:

Office Safe Packages

  • Office Safe Standard Package – £1365 + VAT (30% saving)
  • Office Safe Plus Package – £2035 + VAT (32% saving)
  • Office Safe Pro Package – £3185 + VAT (34% saving)

Work Safe Packages

  • Work Safe Standard Package – £2560 + VAT (30% saving)
  • Work Safe Plus Package – £3415 + VAT (32% saving)
  • Work Safe Pro Package – £5385 + VAT (34% saving)

The discounted rates have been provided to help you get the support in managing health & safety you need.

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