As you can imagine, our work can be extremely varied and our advisors find themselves in all types of weird and wonderful locations and situations.
Over recent weeks, one of our Senior Health & Safety Advisors, Paul Kent, has had some interesting assignments.
First of all, he visited A&M Hawk Ltd, a pest control company that uses birds of prey (Harrier Hawks) to scare off pigeons. Their clients include a number of train stations in London as well as the Houses of Parliament. They enlisted our services to satisfy Network Rail’s safety requirements.
Next was a site visit for Beaver Pest Control – they do bird proofing work (putting up netting to prevent birds nesting). After designing a bespoke audit check sheet based on their RAMS, Paul found himself on the roof of St Helier’s Hospital just as two technicians were abseiling down the building putting up netting, before being ‘quizzed’ on their working procedures.
Next was a lovely charity called Fenland Association of Community Transport – they help elderly and vulnerable people get around by using minibuses to pick them up house to house and take them all over the place for days out etc.
To top it all off, Paul spent a lovely three hours wandering around Wick Nature Reserve, as our client, MJ Church, had recently bought a quarry which came with the adjacent nature reserve! Paul assisted with a site audit to ensure the nature reserve was safe and, more importantly, that it was safe from access to the quarry.
We have a wealth of health and safety and employment law experience, so we can handle almost any request – just ask!