Meet our new Health & Safety Coordinator
As we are whizzing through 2019, it’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of July! It has been a very exciting year for IMS, so much has happened since January and we are delighted to share our news with you.
Some changes have involved promotions of team members within the company, the most recent being Louise Carter. Louise started as an Administrative Assistant with IMS in 2017 and through her hard work and dedication, she was promoted to HR Administrator. In January 2019, Louise was then awarded the highly responsible role of ‘HR Training, Health & Safety Coordinator’. Louise stated: “I was delighted to be offered the role, IMS are a fantastic company to work for and I look forward to developing myself personally and growing within the company.”
At Insite Managed Services, we feel that we have a responsibility towards both the people we employ, and anyone affected by our work to protect their health and keep them safe. Having a ‘Health & Safety Coordinator’ in place, completing inspections on site gives us and our clients peace of mind, knowing that a high level of safety measures are in place.
Neil Webb, Managing Director at IMS stated: “I am very excited about the new role, safety is paramount at our client’s sites and we want to make sure that staff feel safe. Louise is more than suitable for the role, she is responsible, efficient, hard-working and has a sharp eye for detail! I would like to thank Louise for her hard work over the last few months, we look forward to her continued success in her new role working at IMS”
Louise has been particularly busy in her new role the last few months, she has been working closely with our Managing Director, Operations Manager and Area Managers, preparing updated audit paperwork, certificates and method statements prior to visiting our clients. In the last few weeks, she has been visiting clients and completing audit inspections, going forwards these audits will be carried out periodically.
The inspection on site involves:
- Checking that COSHH statements are all correct.
- Ensuring that each site has RAMS in place and that they are in date.
- Making sure IMS Insurance Certificates are visibly displayed.
- Checking that all appliances are safe, and PAT tested.
- Inspecting cleaning cupboards, ensuring that colour coding is correct, chemicals are properly labelled, and lids are tightly screwed on bottles.
- Ensuring there are no spillages or trip hazards.
- Making sure that Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans are in place and visibly displayed. Checking that all fire doors are free of any obstructions.
Following completion of the audits, Louise reports back to management at IMS of any findings that require immediate corrective action, once these have been actioned, an audit report is then sent to the client.
These are indeed exciting times at the company! We look forward to sharing some more positive changes which are happening at IMS over the next few months with you.