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Health & Safety division celebrates first anniversary

HR Solutions is celebrating its first full year of servicing clients for health and safety. In August 2020, we took the decision to launch the service, following feedback from our clients.

Dominic Greenwood heads up the division, taking it from a standing start to boasting more than 20 clients in less than 12 months.
Despite launching the new services during the pandemic last August, Dominic was unfazed and determined to make a success of his task. He says the success is testament both to his clients and the support of the senior management team:

“Our greatest achievement so far has to be making the division financially viable from a standing start.
“Launching in the midst of the pandemic meant that there were some tricky times but having the confidence of the board and CEO has helped to get to this point.”

Just 12 months down the line, recruitment is underway for another new health and safety consultant to work alongside Dominic and there are plans for a second new starter by the end of the year – a health and safety advisor – so the team will start 2022 as a trio.

Dominic is continually adding to his client list and expanding the services HR Solutions has on offer, including more training courses for the construction and hospitality industries. He plans to have 25 clients by the end of the summer and wants to increase visibility locally.

Dominic said: “We are a one-stop-shop for health and safety to de-risk a business and support with anything health and safety-related, from training to site services to audits to just being on the end of a phone.

“I want clients to see us as being part of their team. We are very people orientated and company-centric. Anybody in the company can contact me if they have a health and safety problem or query.

“It’s fantastic to be involved with a team and implementing processes, then helping them to review and update them.”

Health & Safety Packages

HR Solutions offers two different health and safety packages depending on the client’s needs.

Essential Plus offers Dominic as your company’s health and safety manager, working remotely, including up to 12 on site visits per year. A massive 70% of HR Solution’s current clients have taken this option so that they have someone visible and contactable in the workplace.

The alternative option is the Essential package, which offers a very similar service but without the face-to-face visits.
In the past year, Dominic has written well over 100 policies, risk assessments and check sheets and while his early webinars were presented to around 10 people, they are now attracting over 100 viewers each time.

He hosted training sessions in person in September, November, February and May, in line with Covid rules and restrictions, in safeguarding, mental health, and first aid – all subjects that require face-to-face learning, says Dominic.

Book Health & Safety Training

Further training courses have been scheduled for this year, including, First Aid for Mental Health; Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work; Level 2 Health & Safety at Work and more. View and book online or request an on-site training course.

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