ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

In order to achieve our health and safety goals and objectives in line with our strategic direction we have identified the internal and external issues that might affect our health and safety management system achieving its intended outcomes. Internal and external issues are fluid and change from time to time. Our approach is to be reactive, but aware, changing our approach to the health and safety when a particular issue changes or a new issue appears. We have highlighted a list of what we believe currently affect us achieving our strategic aims and objectives with regard to health and safety.

Internal Issues

  • values – the values of KSG are ingrained in our staff and ensure we satisfy health and safety requirements. We shall endeavour to conduct our business in such a way that puts the safety of our staff first and foremost.

  • governance, structure, roles and responsibilities - adequate resources ensures that KSG can meet its health and safety commitments. Having adequate health and safety structure enables KSG to implement health and safety directives

  • knowledge – having knowledge of health and safety and how are operations impact the health and safety of staff. We are constantly learning. Having expertise around us is essential, our HS Partner is NEBOSH qualified. Other knowledge gained through network meetings and training courses are essential. 

  • policy and objectives - establishing an effective policy and setting realistic objectives enables an effective health and safety management system.

  • processes, software, products and tools - ensuring that processes are developed with safety in mind and when buying equipment and tools they are safe and fit for purpose

  • performance – our health and safety performance is critical to our future growth. Results are important in determining our accident, incident and near miss ratio's, A strategic scorecard ensures we monitor environmental performance on a regular basis.

                                                   External Issues

 

  • legal – changes in health and safety legislation likely to have an impact on the way we do business and may affect pricing

  • market place – very competitive market and opportunity to differentiate ourselves from the competition through a "safer" approach to business that can offer market opportunities with similar minded customers.

  • social and economic – social and economic climate sees a change in criminology. The advent of acid attacks and increase in knife crime needs consideration with a mobile work force. Inner city response can increase risk of violence to our staff.

  • competition – very competitive market place, vying for the same contracts mean that every little edge can count. Having ISO 45001 improves our chances against some of our competitors, but not all. Other advantage can be gained through tendering. Disadvantages could come from competition cutting corners to make them more competitive.

  • financial - reduced insurance premiums through reduced accidents and incidents. Additional training  in health and safety costs money but reduces financial exposure from fines and criminal prosecutions of Directors.

  • technology – the advent of new and better technology can improve staff safety, GPRS and other employee tracking software can improve safety. Vehicle technology improvements can also give more protection to our staff.

  • political - brexit and the governments desire for less red tape and legislation could affect how we manage health and safety in the future.

  • interested parties - may demand a particular approach to health and safety to safeguard their own staff

                                        Interested Parties

 

  • customers – health and safety appetite, policies, supporting the customers own health and safety objectives, health and safety accreditation, maybe health and safety  champion

  • staff (workers) – good health and safety practice that makes their jobs safer, working in a nice and healthy environment, health and safety knowledge, personal protective equipment

  • certification bodies – meeting the requirements of standards (ISO 45001), openness and honesty

  • regulators (HSE) – meeting the requirements of health and safety legislation, reporting on particular accidents (RIDDOR)

  • insurers – risk management, business continuity

  • public – trained staff, minimising accidents, working responsibly  acting responsibly

  • suppliers – keeping them up to date with our health and safety rules

  • directors - expect staff to work to prescribed processes and systems to keep everybody safe, to report issues, near misses and accidents when thy occur

Scope of our Quality Management System 

“The Provision of Static Guarding, CCTV Management & Operation, Mobile Services, including Keyholding, Lone Worker Response and Vacant Property Protection & The Design, Installation, Maintenance and Commissioning of Electronic Fire and Security Systems”


We provide our services to customers across the country. We comply with all clauses in all standards and have no exclusions.We have considered the internal and external issues mentioned in organizational context as well as our interested parties.