Health and safety services

FRISK Miljöpartner conduct independent third-party workplace health and safety inspections in your workplace, identifying general and specific hazards that pose a risk to employees and others in the workplace and on work premises under all other applicable legislative requirements.

Our teams’ extensive experience in workplace settings and industries will provide you with a valuable and comprehensive OHS inspection report which includes a risk register itemising all identified hazards, risks and control measures that are required with an action plan which you can incorporate into your occupational health and safety program.

The inspections and risk assessments conducted by our consultants often cover the following areas:

  • Workplace hazard inspections
  • Hazardous Chemicals Risk Assessment and
  • Plant Safety and machine guarding
  • Ergonomic and manual Handling risk assessments
  • Physical and chemical Hazards; noise, vibrations, dust, asbestos, chemical fumes etc
  • High-Risk Hazards: working at heights, electricity, confined spaces, electricity, fall to lower ground.
  • Access and egress
  • Fire Safety and Emergency
  • Equipment use.
  • Policies
  • ISO 45001 system compliance
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Current control measures (Personal protection, lights & signage, awareness, etc.)
  • Checklists

Occupational Hygiene Risk Management

Occupational hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation & control of hazards in the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment or affect the wellbeing of workers or members of the community.

Legislation requires that occupational health hazards are evaluated and managed accordingly. Moreover, poor management of occupational hygiene hazards cannot only cause acute and chronic health issues amongst workers but also adversely affects productivity, morale and ultimately finances.

Our Occupational Hygiene consultants are certified and experienced in the identification of hazards and assessment of risk to develop risk management strategies for the following hazards faced by your workers:

  • Biological – mould, bacteria, yeast e.g., bioaerosols
  • Chemical – Dust and mineral dusts like crystalline silica, fumes, VOC, diisocyanates,  welding fumes, vapours, etc.
  • Physical – noise and vibration, lighting, thermal stress, heat & cold, etc.
  • Our most frequently requested services to assess the hazards listed above are: 
  • Occupational noise monitoring & dosimetry
  • Inhalable & respirable dust surveys, including crystalline silica and asbestos
  • Airborne contaminants (fumes, vapours & gases)
  • Vibration monitoring

When working with an occupational hygienist, you are guaranteed a thorough assessment on the short and long-term effects on health arising from both acute and chronic exposure to the potential hazards in your workplace, with a focus on the chemical, physical and biological hazards that may exist.

Ergonomic Services

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

In Europe – about 24% of workers suffer from back pain, while 22% complain of other muscle disorders. In the new Member States these disorders happen even more often, 39% and 36%, respectively.

Ergonomics is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the design of products, processes, and systems to ensure they are fit for use by the target users. Ergonomics can prevent injuries while increasing comfort and productivity for your workplace.

Work-related musculo-skeletal-disorders affect the back, neck, shoulders and upper limbs as well as the lower limbs. They cover any damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues. Health problems range from minor aches and pains to more serious medical conditions requiring time off or medical treatment.

The risk of injury from manual handling can occur in all workplaces.  Employers in all jurisdictions have a legal obligation to conduct manual handling risk assessments and are required to identify and control risks arising from hazardous manual handling.

Identifying hazardous manual handling processes or motions can be complex due to various factors. Our risk management service involves a thorough evaluation of the process or motion using proven methodology.

Ergonomic Design Assessments

Ergonomic design assessments are an evaluation of the ergonomic properties of a design in relation to its purpose and its targeted users. Incorporating ergonomic principles in the design of equipment, plant, products, structures, and work environment can be essential in preventing injuries.

FRISK Miljopartners ergonomists conduct ergonomic design assessments on products, equipment, plant, structures, and work environment. We provide a detailed ergonomic evaluation of the design and provide recommendations for improvement.

Office ergonomic services

Ergonomic workstation assessments are an evaluation on the users of a workstation to ensure the workstation is ergonomically optimised for their use. Optimised ergonomic workstations can facilitate optimal postures and prevent injuries.

Ergonomic Training

Ergonomic workstation education and assessments may be undertaken in group sessions or individually. Whilst both educate individuals in ergonomics and document assessment outcomes, if larger numbers of staff require assistance, group ergonomic education sessions are more cost effective for the employer and offer a group learning environment supporting shared knowledge between staff members.

Risk Management

The management of risk is the foundation of safety.

Risk management is a prospective evaluation of hazards, assessment of the risk, control of the risk and the monitoring and review of the risk.

The process of risk management is often incorrectly described as a risk assessment. Risk assessment is a step in the risk management process which aims to assess the risk based on the frequency, severity and the nature of the hazard and risk. 

Risk management is a legal obligation for employers, manufacturers, suppliers, designers of buildings and is embedded in all jurisdictions.

Workplaces can be a dynamic environment with a multitude of hazards and risks. The management of hazards and risks is critical to preventing harm and ensuring your workplace is safe. 

We specialise in safety risk management and our consultants are experienced in identifying hazards, assessing risks and recommending effective controls to manage the risk.

What is a hazard?

Hazards and risks are often used interchangeably, however they are very different terms.  A hazard can simply be defined as an agent which has the potential to cause harm. Hazards can occur in a variety of forms which include:

Physical (eg. liquid spill, broken glass)

Mechanical (eg. forklift, motor vehicle)

Biological (eg. bacteria, excrement)

Ergonomic (eg. awkward postures, repetitive movements)

Chemical  (eg. hydrochloric acid)

Environmental (eg. working in extreme temperatures)

Psychological (eg. fatigue, stress)

 Animals

What is a risk?

Risk can simply be defined as an adverse event that can occur due to an exposure to harm. For a risk to exist, there must be a hazard and an exposure to that hazard, this can be viewed as a triangle.

Risk Control

Assessment of the risk is an essential component of risk management. In this stage we evaluate the frequency and severity of the risk occurring, with consideration of the nature of the hazard and risk. During this stage quantitative data should be utilised as much as possible in assessing the risk and determining the risk rating.

Risk control is the most important stage in risk management and is the process of implementing actions to manage the risk. Risk can be managed by controlling the hazard or controlling the exposure. The Hierarchy of Control is the most commonly used system for risk control, which illustrates various types of control in order of decreasing effectiveness.

Monitoring and Review

The final stage in the risk management process is the monitoring and periodic review of the risk and their controls to ensure effectiveness. Monitoring and review should be conducted upon a change in process and work environment, post hazard and incident occurrence, and scheduled into the safety management system for continuous improvement.

Risk Management Barriers

Risk management can be conducted incorrectly in workplaces due to a failure to identify all hazards. Assessment of the risk can be conducted without a consideration of all influencing factors, which can lead to an incorrect understanding of the risk.

There can also be a failure to identify and implement controls which can result in reoccurring incidents.

The risk management process can also be made unnecessarily complex by confusing risk rating systems and templates which present a barrier to understanding risk management.

Where we come in

Specific Risk Management Plans

FRISK Miljöpartner develop specific risk management plans (includes safety risk assessments) for managing risks from plant, equipment, processes, chemicals, materials and working environment. This includes a thorough evaluation of the subject matter upon development of the plan.

Our risk management service is a comprehensive evaluation which is  effective and provides invaluable support for your workplace!

Gap Analysis

A workplace health and safety review or safety gap analysis is a proactive approach to ensure your safety management system is effective and complying with workplace health & safety legislation. It also emphasises to colleagues that they work in an environment which wants to promote safety as one of its core values.

A safety gap analysis can cover a wide range of assessments designed to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.  Our safety contractors can identify key areas that may need immediate attention and work with you to implement health and safety improvement plans and initiatives.

Officers including company directors must exercise due diligence to ensure the organisation is fulfilling its workplace health and safety obligations. Health and safety commitment and leadership from the top levels of the organisation are critical to health and safety outcomes.

Our safety contractors are up to date with relevant health & safety legislation and will ensure your organisation is up to speed with all your workplace health and safety obligations. Our Safety Gap Analysis service covers:

  • An initial review of clients operations, structure, existing safety system, and training of employees.
  • Walk through audit of your workplace.
  • Discussion of results and recommendations to achieve legislative compliance.
  • Documented report to client.

Our safety consultants are experienced professionals who provide expert advice to make workplaces safer. We can assist with the establishment, development and implementation of a safety strategy and framework to suit your environment.

Health & Safety Training

Every employer has an obligation and a duty of care to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Our trainers are experienced health & safety consultants who have worked across several various industry sectors and use their experience to deliver engaging content and real-life examples.

We can help you to create a safe working environment as participants learn strategies to help them identify hazards and risks in the workplace. In any workplace there are both physical and psychological risks. This is why our training is aligned with current research and practices to help participants to recognise typical behavioural traits and develop an understanding as to why systems and processes are important but alone may not improve awareness.

We develop training packages that are specific to your organisation’s requirements. Preventing accidents should be a key priority for everyone at work, and providing safety information and health & safety training will help to improve safety culture.

We also provide the following training:

  • Train the trainer
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Psychosocial work environment.
  • First Aid, incl. CPR
  • Noise & vibration
  • Safety representative training
  • Ergonomic hazards, manual handling
  • COSHH, control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Stress & wellbeing
  • Incident Investigation
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Stop the bleed

Management Systems

Every organisation will find that it has some elements of a workplace health and safety management system in place. What is less common is the linking of these elements into a coordinated overall system to improve work health and safety performance.

Workplace health and Safety Management is not a one-off task, it is not limited to the policies and procedures of a company.

A workplace health and safety management system is a set of policies, procedures and plans that systematically manages health and safety at work and can help to minimise the risk of injury and illness from workplace operations.

Well-designed policies and procedures help organisations comply with work health and safety legislation and regulations.

However, a workplace health and safety management system is much more than simply having safety-related forms and policies in place and documented procedures. Rather, it is about achieving the measures and contents of the safety documentation in an ongoing and managed way.

A straightforward process that will have a significant impact on WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY Management is the PDCA approach, or the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” approach. 
It is a reliable and effective method for managing and continually improving Work Health and Safety (WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY) in your organisation.

The Plan, Do, Check, Act approach involves developing a safety plan (Plan), implementing the plan (Do), evaluating its effectiveness (Check), and making necessary adjustments for continuous improvement (Act).

It is important to note that a review or audit of your workplace or work environment must be conducted before implementing a PCDA process.

A PDCA-based approach is far more effective in protecting people from harm and meeting safety goals than a system which relies on documentation alone. This is because a workplace health and safety management system:

  • is evolving and continuously improving
  • uses feedback to manage and improve safety related outcomes
  • builds on existing health and safety processes
  • integrates with other management systems
  • provides for more informed decision making
  • strengthens corporate culture and demonstrates due diligence.

We work with organisations of complex structures and high risk, to develop end-to-end QHSE Management plans.

Actively engaged with your teams and combined with a sound history of hands-on and ground experience, our principal consultants service organisations Scandinavia-wide in providing safe systems of work.

Our industry sector portfolio spans across the energy sector to FMCG, Engineering & Construction, manufacturing, and the Defence industry

We are experienced in;

  • Development and implementation of HSE Management Systems and plans
  • Development of HSE programs and HSE planning processes
  • Review and development of HSE processes and procedures
  • HSE certification support
  • Technical HSE procedure writing

  • Providing Assurance to HSE Management System requirements through systematic processes.