Expert Witness

Hastam has in-depth knowledge of H&S legislation, regulatory compliance regimes and safety management in a broad range of industries including chemical, oil and gas, steel, manufacturing, transport, power generation, construction and public services. We act in civil and criminal cases, for the prosecution and defence.


Consultancy and Auditing

The outstanding expertise and experience of our directors and consultants makes us ideal partners whatever health and safety management challenges you are facing. We can provide the knowledge, guidance and support you need to improve your policy, procedures, practices and performance.


Training and Mentoring

Hastam’s wide-range of training courses can support development of individuals in health and safety management and risk control and help you transform your organisation’s safety culture.  Competence can be confirmed following training.  We also offer a personal mentoring service for senior managers.


Coaching Services

A key leadership skill which can be applied to any aspect of your business to create outstanding performance. Learn how to facilitate the development, learning and performance of your people so you no longer have to rely on telling people what to do, learning how to work out the solutions for themselves.


Safety Culture Change

Great safety performance needs a forward thinking learning culture.  It is sustained by leaders at all levels paying active and positive attention to all aspects of health and safety.  Going beyond conventional behaviour-based safety, Hastam can help you implement and sustain positive change.


Evaluation Software

Pro-Evaluate (formerly CHASE) is a flexible, cost-effective software solution for managing health and safety audits, inspections, compliance and competence assessments, employee perception surveys and tracking improvement actions. It is a web-based, highly flexible, compliance and auditing tool.


The trainers were very effective making for a very enjoyable day. Overall the course was informative, interesting and though provoking.

Rob HintonTor Coatings

The guidance on understanding of how individual factors combine to create process safety issues. The excellent knowledge of the subject from the trainers was evident.Trainers use of real life examples and experiences enhanced the course greatly.

Ian MaddonFrutarom

The two-day Coaching and Leading Safely Programme has enabled me to be more assertive towards higher management get my point across in different ways. It also helped with highlighting my own strengths and weaknesses and how to assess that in other people.

Gaynor Hill – CMIOSHSenior Health and Safety Advisor.

I would recommend this course 100%. The course was thoroughly enjoyable and very informative. I particularly found the training on techniques in coaching and facial patterns useful, there was nothing taught which I did not feel would have a positive impact going forwards.

Richard ChalmersMount Anvil

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Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence – Course Review Dec 2018

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On the 5th December, we held our second NEBOSH course ‘Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence.  The course was facilitated by Paul Haxell. NEBOSH and the HSE jointly developed this course and it is designed to support leaders who want to create an organisational culture where health and safety are valued as integral to achieving business and personal success. …

Safe operating procedures: how to write procedures that really work – and how to get it wrong

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What does a best practice SOP look like? Don’t bother to answer the question. It matters less than this: who wrote the SOPs; how are they kept up-to-date? The quality of SOPs (and indeed any part of a SMS) is made or broken by process: the process to create the SOPs, the process for up-dating them. Here is a story…

Developing Competence of Safety Leadership – here’s a new tool for your kit!

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We too often settle for the easy option with health and safety competence assessment.  Health and safety courses often finish with a short term multiple-choice memory test.  Modest pass marks imply that it’s acceptable to have gaps in your health and safety knowledge.  But what if those gaps are the more difficult but most important things for ensuring high levels…

Is ‘Zero Harm’ or ‘Target Zero’ a good foundation for continual improvement? And should Hastam market a ‘zero harm’ workshop?

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The debate Zero harm’, or other corporate objectives with ‘zero’ as a target, is the underpinning philosophy of many large organisations world-wide.  But is this a valid and realistic corporate aim?  And among many challenges how should progress towards the objective be measured? The ‘zero harm’ debate has excited controversy, with purists in one corner; adopting organisations in the other.…