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BusinessGuard provides a wide range of crucial services to businesses in the areas of risk management strategies, employment law and legal compliance. Our expertise includes:
- Health and Safety
- HR and Employment Law
- Quality Assurance Management
- Environmental Management
This is an exclusive area of our website from which our Survival Capability and Cowens Xpress clients can obtain meaningful information and download a variety of essential documentation for free.
BusinessGuard offers a suite of valuable tools which include the opportunity to ‘Ask The Expert’, an area where clients can access their own personal library of information, and a self-assessment questionnaire to find out how you can improve safety and compliance.
Helping businesses with 5 or more employees stay safe and compliant
Of course, as your business grows you may need more support, so Cowens BusinessGuard+ offers all of the benefits of regular BusinessGuard, but with an additional tailor-made package of support built around your exact requirements and number of employees, but just as cost-effective.
Add-on services includes:
- Health and Safety Audit
- Risk Assessments
- Manual Handling Assessments
- COSHH Assessments
- Fire Risk Assessments
- Fire Safety
- Method Statements
- Asbestos survey
- Competent person
- Noise survey
- Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
The HR package includes the following services:
- Preparation of new/revised Human Resources Documentation
- Review of current procedures, followed by preparation of documentation, and maintaining it at regular intervals in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of legislation.
- Contracts of Employment
- A detailed Staff Handbook including the following:
- Discipline and grievance procedures
- Discrimination (including age, disability, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation)
- Employment contracts
- Family-friendly issues (including maternity and paternity leave)
- Flexible working policies
- Holiday pay
- Performance management (including the appraisal process)
- Recruitment and selection procedures
- Redundancy procedures
- Sickness and absence procedures
- Employment relations
To find out more about Cowens BusinessGuard or our Cowens BusinessGuard+ packages…