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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Legal Register Services

Compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation is essential. The penalties for not doing so can be severe and may now exceed the cost of compliance. A cost effective solution to keeping up to date with the last fully amended legal requirements is Hastam’s legal register service, designed to help you ensure compliance.

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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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