Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service - Academies, colleges and other non-maintained establishments
The Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG) Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service (HSWS) will deliver all the necessary services to help you maintain a safe environment to protect your staff and students as well as providing Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Services to your staff throughout the year.

We offer a high quality level of service that is well equipped to meet the needs of your teaching establishment and which will ensure that you are kept up to date, and compliant with current legislation and best practice. We offer an experienced and professional team who are able to provide the support and advice that you need, and who will assist with ensuring Health, Safety and Wellbeing is being managed proactively in your establishment. The team also provides direct support for your staff throughout the year with comprehensive wellbeing services that ranges from broad occupational health management through to a more focused employee assistance programme.

How can we help you?

    • Access to high quality advice from professional Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officers, provided by telephone, email or visits as appropriate
    • Provision of a template Health, Safety & Wellbeing Management system that includes health, safety and wellbeing procedures, guidance notes and example risk assessments which may be adopted by your establishment
    • Access to dedicated health, safety & wellbeing website. The site can be accessed at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/schoolshealthandsafety. The website contains information about the Occupational Health Service Provider (Health Management Ltd) and access to the online user guide, reference manual and associated referral forms
    • There is also information about how to access the confidential Employee Assistance Programme provided by Workplace Options
    • Provision of an annual audit to assess all aspects of the establishment’s health, safety & wellbeing management systems and provision of recommendations with opportunities to discuss successes and areas for development
    • Assistance with accident investigation and support where litigation is probable
    • Arrangements which allow accidents to be reported electronically via our dedicated website
    • Access to the RBG corporate training programme* at competitive rates
    • Liaison with enforcing officers from the HSE and LFEPA
    • Guidance during construction work or other activities taking place on your premises
    • Access to clinical support from Occupational Health Physicians and OH Nurses including OH referrals/ appointments, GP reports, physiotherapy, new starter work health assessment and ill health retirement reports at competitive rates*
    • Access to the Workplace options an Assistance Service which offers both telephone support and face-to-face* counselling
    • Priority access to additional consultancy as required e.g. risk assessments, policy reviews or events

Costs

Level 1

Includes the services outlined on this page. Charges are based on the number of staff working at each establishment at a fixed rate of £58.00 for each member of staff.

Level 2

Includes all Level 1 services plus H&S
consultancy tailored to suit your needs

Fire safety:

  • A site Fire Risk Assessment £550 - £750 dependant on size and complexity of the building
  • Completion of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEPs) - £75 each
Other risk assessments:

Risk assessment can be provided to cover the following common requirements:

  • Manual Handling - £75 per assessment
  • Display Screen Equipment - £55 per assessment
  • New and Expectant Mothers - £55 per assessment

General consultancy:

For general consultancy the hourly rate is £70 capped at £375 per day

* Invoices will be raise separately to cover costs of training courses, OH services used and EAP face to face counselling sessions provided


Contact

HSWS CONTACTS
Penny Gifford
Head of HR
020 8921 6237
penny.gifford@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Nick Blake
Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager
020 8921 5502
nick.blake@royalgreenwich.gov.uk