Who we are
Since 2011, we have been helping people to achieve industry recognised, accredited qualifications that increase their knowledge and boost their career prospects. We also work with organisations and businesses to help them to not merely comply with legislation, but to increase efficiency, enhance their reputation and achieve best practice standards.
Stockwell Safety uses Chartered Health and Safety Practitioners with recognised teaching qualifications, backed up with considerable experience. We’re a recognised training centre for the National Exam Board for Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
What we do
We deliver NEBOSH and IOSH classroom-based and online courses in health and safety and related topics. We also offer consultancy support for businesses and organizations who want to get health and safety right, but probably either don’t have an in-house health and safety manager, or who need additional support.
How we do it
With the consultancy side of the business, we seek to work collaboratively with our clients. A common word that’s used these days is ‘outsourcing’, but that’s not what we do. For a business to really succeed with it, health and safety has to become an integral part of the business, reflected in the everyday actions, decisions and behaviours of everyone involved. We simply don’t believe that outsourcing health and safety is possible.
Instead, we want our clients to see us as a valuable source of advice, guidance and re-assurance. To be called upon whenever needed to offer common sense solutions, distil and interpret health and safety legislation and cut through the red tape and bureaucracy that often surrounds this area of business and industry.
On the training side of the business, we provide online and classroom-based courses and utilise a range of teaching methods such as open discussion, case studies, group and individual exercises and critical analysis to name a few. We strive to keep our courses interesting and engaging.
A lot of health and safety companies like to say how they keep things simple. We have a different approach. Because sometimes it’s not simple. And to try and pretend there’s always a simple answer to the challenge involved with running an organisation safely is a mistake.
Some of the courses we deliver include technical content, and some of the problems that our clients ask us to help with are complex. So, we keep things as simple as they need to be.
Clarity is what we value above simplicity. To us, clarity is about taking a problem, a challenge, a situation (including complex ones) and helping our clients and learners to clearly understand it so that the most effective outcome can be achieved.
Clients often tell us that they value our honesty. And we do tell it exactly as we see it. We’re not going to tell people what we think they want to hear, just so we can get the job. We’ll simply tell you how we work and let you decide whether or not we’re the type of organisation you want to do business with.
For example, we don’t believe in the whole notion of ‘outsourcing’ when it comes certain aspects of health and safety, such as risk assessments. In our professional opinion (which is shared by the HSE), a team-based approach should be adopted wherever possible, with input from employees with practical experience of the process or activity being assessed, and management (or those with responsibility for health and safety) should be involved.
Do we lose some sales with this approach? No doubt. But that’s what being honest is all about. It works both ways too. We can’t work with clients who are not honest with us.
To be appreciated by our clients for the work that we do. To know that we are doing work that is important and relevant and that we are doing it in a way that is in line with our values.
To remain entirely independent and fully-funded through our own revenues.