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Newground has a team of experienced health, safety, quality and environmental professionals who can support you with practical consultancy and training solutions, covering all of your management system requirements.

 

Click on the links below to find out more about some of our most popular services. If you don’t find what you’re looking for below, please get in touch and speak to us about your requirements.

We can carry out your periodic evaluation of compliance for you, ensuring that you are aware of all of the legislation relevant to your organisation’s activities and why they apply to you. We will then evaluate your compliance against applicable legislation, identify any compliance actions and areas for improvement and record your evaluation into your legal register.

This can provide reassurance that you are complying with all areas of applicable law and can help you to demonstrate legal compliance to external auditors and other stakeholders. Our legal compliance audits also help you meet all of the compliance obligation requirements under current health, safety and environmental management systems standards including ISO 14001:2004, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001.

Not only do we act as an independent third party providing your auditing needs, we can assist you to work on any improvements needed to ensure you remain legally compliant.

For more information or to request a quote, speak to someone now via the chat function or give us a call.

Whether you want to develop an environmental aspects register from scratch or you need support to review and update your existing register, including meeting the new aspects requirements under ISO 14001:2015, we can help.

We can visit you to understand what you do and ensure you understand all of the environmental aspects and impacts associated with your organisation’s activities. We will work with you to build your aspects register, identifying all applicable environmental aspects considering a life cycle perspective, linking them to your applicable legislation, developing a significance methodology and establishing your significant aspects.

We can even go a step further and support with the identification of risks and opportunities associated with your significant environmental aspects and support with the development of a risks and opportunities register, as well as help you to develop relevant environmental objectives and targets if needed.

For more information or to request a quote, speak to someone now via the chat function or give us a call.

Whether you want to develop a hazard identification register from scratch or you need support to update your existing register, we can help.

We can visit you to understand what you do and ensure you have identified the hazards associated with your organisation’s activities and assessed the risks. We will work with you to build your hazard identification register, identifying all applicable hazards and linking them to your applicable legislation.

We can even go a step further and support with the identification of risks and opportunities associated with your hazards and support with the development of a risks and opportunities register, as well as help you to develop relevant health & safety objectives and targets if needed.

For more information or to request a quote, speak to someone now via the chat function or give us a call.

We can support you with any element of your management systems development, maintenance and / or implementation. Our services include:

Bespoke management systems development

We can help you start at the very beginning and help you build a bespoke management system from scratch. This typically involves coming on site and carrying out a gap analysis first of all to understand your issues and assess your current status against your chosen management systems standard. From there we can develop an action plan and timeframe for implementation that we can then provide practical support for.

We have lots of experience of developing individual management system for one discipline, such as health & safety, as well as integrated systems for environment, health & safety, quality, energy, etc., so regardless of what type of management system you require, we can help. You’re in safe hands – we really proud of the fact we have a 100% success rate in assisting our clients to achieved certification to their chosen management systems standard(s).

You should know that we don’t believe in “off-the-peg” management systems; we understand that one size doesn’t fit all and that the most valuable support we can provide is in helping you to develop a bespoke system that you have ownership of and that meets your specific business needs.

Maintenance of existing management systems

When time and resources are stretched it can be difficult to maintain your management system to the level you’d like. For those of you that already operate one or more management systems, we can provide maintenance support as needed. For more established systems, we can review either the full or specific parts of the system and provide recommendations for improvement / support to update and streamline the system to ensure its continued suitability and effectiveness.

If you’re operating a number of individual management systems and are thinking of integrating them, we can help you to identify areas for integration and implement the necessary changes.

Internal auditing

If you don’t have the in-house expertise to carry out internal audits or you’re just lacking time and resources, we can act as your competent internal auditor. Our team of consultants are all registered auditors with management systems experience.

We can carry out your internal audits for you using your own internal audit programme and report templates, freeing up your own staff. This has the additional benefit of a fresh pair of eyes looking at your activities and processes.

Sometimes, clients also like us to attend external surveillance or certification audits and we can do this for you too if required.

In-house training

Our team of consultants are all registered trainers and have a number of years experience of developing and delivering training.

We can support your training needs for all areas of health, safety, environment and quality management systems standards. We have a number of standard training sessions already developed on popular topics or, if you want something more bespoke, we can work with you to identify your training needs, preferred learning style and learning objectives to develop a training session designed just for you. Our sessions range in length from short toolbox talks to two-day formal training courses and can be pitched to anyone from production staff to senior management; we’ll build a practical session that suits you.

For more information about any of the above services or to request a quote, speak to someone now via the chat function or give us a call.

We are here to help you make your transition to the new management system standards as smooth as possible. Whether its ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, or both, we can help you transition in a timeframe that suits you. Our transition services include:

  • Interpretation of the new requirements – we can help you understand what the new standard requirements mean to you and your organisation.
  • Gap analysis – we can carry out a gap analysis to assess your current status against the new standard requirements and develop an implementation plan to work to.
  • Practical implementation support – we can support you to implement any or all of the new requirements of the standard(s).
  • Open training courses – we are holding a number of 1-day training courses, open to all organisations, covering the new requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 management systems standards. Note: LUS subscribers receive a discount on course fees. Information about upcoming training courses can be found on our events page.
  • In-house training – we can work with you to develop and deliver bespoke training sessions dependent on your needs. This may include:
    • Leadership briefing sessions for senior management and management system owners.
    • Facilitation of workshops to identify and manage business issues, interested parties and associated risks and opportunities.
    • Coaching and mentoring to support implementation process.
    • Internal auditor training.
    • Introductory sessions to the standards to facilitate general staff awareness.

For more information or to request a quote, get in touch now via the chat function or give us a call.

OUR LEGISLATION SERVICES

Environment

Legal and aspects registers, bespoke to your organisation.

Health & Safety

Legal and hazard identification registers, bespoke to your organisation.

Food

Legal registers, bespoke to your organisation.

“This system quite simply is the best thing since sliced bread, I don't know how we managed before.”
Chester Zoo
“LUS is a great, methodical, quality, and economical way of keeping on top of the changes to environmental legislation.”
Yorkshire Water
“A really useful, reliable and trustworthy service that enables us to stay up to date on all new and updated legislation, and ensures that we are confident that we are complying with those that are relevant.”
Ashridge Business School
“This is the easiest system to use and understand, it takes the strain out of keeping up to date.”
A & M Consultancy (South) Ltd
“LUS provides us with a quick and accurate method for accessing core legislation relevant to us, saving us time and providing plain English explanations for each piece of legislation and its requirements.”
Keolis Amey Docklands
“Newground provides an effective and efficient service to our company that enables us to manage our H&S and Environmental Systems to a high standard and have peace of mind that legislative requirements are being met.”
United Springs Limited
“LUS simplifies the process of keeping upto date with new and amended legislation providing a good platform to complete the necessary requirements for our ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 management systems.”
WSR Recycling Ltd
“Great service and much easier to keep up to date with new and amended legislation that is applicable to our company profile.”
TSI Instruments Ltd
“Very helpful with our ISO 14001 implementation process and proving compliance information come the time of audit.”
Flowcrete UK Ltd