Our Lead Consultant, Nigel Walker, started the company in 2013.
Having held senior positions in Blue Chip companies he saw a need for a straight-talking consultancy that cut through the jargon and helped businesses provide a safe and healthy place to work. This experience coupled with the skills and qualifications he has gained over 20+ years of health and safety challenges means Knowledge are ideally placed to provide everything from outsourcing to training solutions tailored to your individual business needs.
We are a team of straight talking, down to earth consultants.
With a wealth of experience across a broad range of industries, we get involved in helping you manage your day to day health, safety and quality needs. Guiding you through the minefield of legislation that applies to us all whether we like it or not.
Our highly qualified consultants have real-world business experience allowing you to concentrate on what you do best safe in the "knowledge" that your health, safety and quality commitments are well looked after.
We are not your run of the mill consultancy. Outsource to Knowledge and you will have a cost-effective way of ensuring you provide a safe place to work and ultimately stay the right side of the law.
Health and Safety
At Knowledge we understand that not all organisations want the overhead cost of directly employing a health and safety manager. Whilst this may be the case, it is still a legal requirement to be able to demonstrate that you have competent advice, whether it be a member of your own staff or a health and safety consultant that has been brought in through outsourcing. We offer a very flexible outsourcing solution to ensure that you have all the support you need, at a fraction of the cost of directly employing a health and safety manager.
It is a requirement of the Health & Safety at Work Regulations to appoint someone with the necessary training, experience and knowledge to help you manage health and safety within your business. A cost-effective solution is to appoint Knowledge as your competent person. By doing so you are guaranteed to be using an expert in the field of health & safety that meets the legal requirements of training and experience and will provide expert advice from a business that are leaders in Health and Safety compliance.
Fire Risk Assessments
On the 1st April 2006 the Regulatory reform (Fire & Safety) order, came into force. This means that every business owner and employer must be able to demonstrate that all fire risks have been assessed and the results recorded within a written fire risk assessment. Records must show that fire-fighting equipment has been provided, maintained and regularly inspected. A written Emergency Action Plan should be in place and displayed for all to see. Staff are to have received fire training in the use of equipment & procedures in the event of fire. You need to provide adequate means of fire detection, warning systems and escape routes to allow people to leave the workplace safely.
Knowledge will visit your premises and provide you with a comprehensive fire risk assessment at a competitive rate. We don't just advise you, we'll do them for you too.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act a business with 5+ employees is required to have a Health and Safety Policy which is available for all to see. Knowledge can provide your business with a comprehensive and professional policy, bespoke to your business needs. All of our policies contain a general policy statement, a safety management structure outlining roles and responsibilities, together with your specific arrangements for ensuring health and safety compliance in all aspects of your workplace. Risk assessment forms the very core of Health and Safety. Knowledge will help you to identify and manage your risks. Managed risks = managed costs and legal compliance – this makes good business sense. We produce assessments that identify the hazards and associated risks, the persons at risk, any existing control measures and provide advice and practical suggestions on additional measures should they be needed.
Training and e-Learning
Training is an essential part of any successful business. Invest in your team and you will reap the rewards. We offer a wide range of affordable training sessions, which can be tailored to your specific requirements. We are able to provide in-house training to keep the costs down or we can hold training courses at our offices. Of course, if you can't see the type of training you need then just give us a call. We'll beat any genuine like for like quote for in-house training - give us a call to see how competitive we are.
Ofqual Accredited training subjects include:
- First Aid Training
- Health and Safety Training
- Fire Safety Training
- AED and CPR Training
We have a wide selection of health and safety related e-Learning courses available. Our e-Learning courses can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. This increases flexibility and enables you to learn at your own pace and take the course at a time that suits you. By using a variation of activities and quizzes in the system, the training is both fun and interactive. This ensures the training is engaging and stimulating.
Click the links below to start your training.
e-Learning subjects include:
Surveys and Auditing
Surveys of buildings for asbestos materials take various forms depending on a customer's need and the use of the building. However, to ensure compliance with the current Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 an asbestos building survey should be carried out on all non-domestic buildings and communal areas of domestic buildings. Knowledge have established a reputation for carrying out fast, accurate and cost-effective asbestos surveys which will assist in preventing or reducing exposure by highlighting the presence of any asbestos material.
Our team of qualified surveyors offer a full range of noise assessment services and can offer guidance on areas for improvement. Our workplace noise risk assessment and monitoring services can identify those members of staff who are exposed to excessive noise and help you to manage the risk. We deliver a professional service that can significantly reduce exposure to health and safety risks from noise in the workplace.
Health and Safety Auditing
At Knowledge we provide expert health and safety audits and understand that a fresh pair of eyes is often beneficial to help businesses ensure that there are no legal or best practice gaps in how their health and safety is managed. We can audit against defined industry standards such as ISO or your own internal management system standard. Whichever you choose we start by understanding your business, your people and what the risks truly are. We then tailor what we do for your business and the result you want. We are straight talking when it comes to health and safety and can apply a range of audit and review methods for you whatever your requirements - its good practice to periodically check you're doing the right thing.
Quality and Technical
With over 15 years' experience in the creation, implementation and management of Quality Management Systems (QMS) we can provide your business with a simple and affordable route to ISO9001 certification. We will visit your business and review your current processes and procedures, highlighting anything that doesn't meet the standard. We can then assist you to make the necessary changes. We can help with templates too. We will then organise an Audit from a certification body to review everything that's now in place. Once they are satisfied you will be awarded your certification. We can then help you keep up with the system and certification with ongoing advice and help.
Since 2013 we have been providing Technical Authoring and Illustrating services to Equipment Manufacturers in both Defence and commercial sectors.
Our Technical Authors and Illustrators are ex-service and industry engineers with substantial experience. We bring together engineering expertise and technical authoring skills to ensure your product meets your requirements.
Our experienced personnel are Subject Matter Experts and are able to create and deliver accurate operating and maintenance manuals with clear and concise illustrations for any equipment or product.
Our track record speaks for itself. Contact us to find out more about how we can provide you with a cost-effective, stress free solution to your Technical Publication needs.