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What is it?

General and Specific consultancy services which can be tailored to suit individual client requirements. 

General services include risk assessment, development of safe systems, policy and procedure development, training needs analysis and contracted dedicated consultant to support health and safety development 

Specific services include asbestos management, legionella surveys, fire risk assessments, manual handling assessments, etc 

We have 60 years of experience in supporting organisations as they develop, implement and maintain systems and processes that lead to excellence in health, safety and environmental management. 

From working with you to develop an entirely new SHE management system, to supporting you in improving your existing arrangements, or undertaking very specific technical aspects of your operation, our experienced and expert practitioners work to your unique requirements. 

Who is it for?

Organisations within any sector (of any size) who require either general support with their OHSMS requirements and/or specific OH&S issues. 

Our consultancy services are designed for any organisation seeking expert and tailored advice and support, as they look to improve their health, safety and/or environmental management performance. 

"The service and advice was constructive and helpful and has helped us to raise and improve our standards year after year. I have found British Safety Council auditors to be friendly and very easy to work with."

James Richard Finch HIS Environmental Co-ordinator, Liverpool Bulk Terminal

Why the services are right for your organisation

  • Improved workplace standards across the business
  • Improved efficiencies
  • Demonstration to stakeholders and other interested parties (including regulatory bodies) of commitment toward health and safety
  • Demonstration of meeting legislative requirements
  • Structured route toward continual improvement

Next steps

Why general and specific (SHE) consultancy services?

  • Entirely bespoke service to meet your specific requirements

  • Internationally experienced consultants

  • Expert support on how to achieve the highest standards

  • Carry out specific technical and operational requirements

  • Support for all aspects of your health, safety and environmental management 

Interview: Adbul Rahman, Reliance Industries Limited - Sword and Globe of Honour 2017



The service at a glance

  • Dedicated and bespoke expert support
  • Improved OH&S standards and arrangements
  • Advice to ensure meeting relevant legislative requirements

How does it work?

Dependent upon nature of services required but will include review of documentation, interviews with stakeholders and operational sampling. 

After discussions with your British Safety Council account manager and our technical management team, we will allocate an experienced practitioner who will be able to meet your specific requirements. 

The service provided can be anything from developing a health, safety and environmental management system to addressing a specific technical issue within your business (for example permits to work systems, legionella assessments, asbestos surveys, fire risk assessment, etc.). 

The consultancy service can take the form of a single visit to your premises or ongoing support and multiple visits, depending on your needs. 

What your organisation will receive from the service

Provision of expert support and advice which can include: 

  • Reports 
  • Guidance to creating your own Risk assessments 
  • Procedures 
  • Surveys 
  • Action planning 
  • Training programmes 

Why you should choose the British Safety Council

Our audit and consultancy services are internationally recognised and are the best way to ensure your health, safety and environmental management systems (and associated arrangements) are suitable for your business requirements, promote continual improvement and are effectively implemented. 

As part of our own quality control processes, we ensure: 

  • Our audit and consultancy products are regularly reviewed to meet customer needs, expectations and sector best practice 
  • Consistently high standards of service are achieved through a robust quality assurance process including auditor standardisation, training and performance monitoring 
  • Our technical specialists serve on strategic committees for occupational health, safety and environmental standards 
  • We have a unique internationally recognised best practice (five star) audit process 
  • Industry recognition from awards such as the prestigious Sword or Globe of Honour 

What to do next


Here is a list of common questions that people ask us. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.

What consultancy services do you offer?

Our health and safety and environmental consultancy services are based entirely on customer needs and involve one of our experts helping to support improvements in performance in general or more specific areas (for example: risk assessments, training needs analysis, legionella surveys, asbestos management, permit to work processes, strategic planning, culture surveys, etc.)

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What audits does the British Safety Council offer?

We currently offer a range of audit products and services including our best practice Five Star Wellbeing Audit, Five Star Occupational Health and Safety, Five Star Environmental and Five Star Integrated audits. We also offer certification audits to the ISO 14001 (2015) standards and the ISO 45001 standard (when issued). A bespoke sector-specific systems review service (safety and environmental) is also available and provides a baseline indication of how effectively your safety, health and/or environmental systems are being implemented across multiple sites or within specific departments.

Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit - what is it?

Our Five Star Audit is an internationally recognised, quantified and comprehensive audit process used by organisations to compare their health and safety management system against best practice technique and current trends.

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Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit - what is changing?

The current specification continues to offer you the opportunity to progress toward a best practice occupational health and safety management system(s) and the business benefits this can produce. The specification aligns best practice safety management indicators (including leadership and stakeholder engagement) against a Plan - Do - Check - Act management model.
As part of the British Safety Council’s commitment to the continual product-improvement, together with a recognition of recent developments in legislative and safety management trends, our five-star audit specification(s) are reviewed on an annual basis.

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Five Star Environmental Audit - what is it?

Our Five Star Environmental Audit is an internationally recognised audit process used by leading organisations to compare their environmental performance against best practice and current trends.

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What is the Sword of Honour?

The Sword of Honour is an award scheme available to organisations that have achieved a five-star rating in our Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit. A separate award process is independently adjudicated and only those submissions from five star organisations, which meet defined criteria, are awarded the sword of honour status. A true recognition of excellence in health and safety management.

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What is the Globe of Honour?

The Globe of Honour is an award scheme available to organisations that have achieved a five-star rating in our Five Star Environmental Audit. A separate award process is independently adjudicated and only those submissions from five star organisations, which meet defined criteria, are awarded the globe of honour status. A true recognition of excellence in environmental management.

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ISO 45001 - What is it?

A new international health and safety standard management system standard that is expected to eventually replace BS OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 reflects contemporary health and safety management requirements and is currently due to be published in late 2017.

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