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What is it?

General and specific consultancy services 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. 

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

"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 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 

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 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 


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.)

Find out more about our services.

What audits does 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.

More services

Wellbeing consultancy

Tailored to suit the specific needs of your business, our consultancy services will help you to maintain and continually improve your workplace wellbeing arrangements.

Culture change consultancy

In collaboration with our partners at Tribe Culture Change, we offer a behavioural safety consultancy service that supports any organisation seeking to develop, maintain and/or enhance a positive health and safety culture.