UK Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register goes live
10 February 2012
The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) is now open to the public. OSHCR is a register of consultants who can offer general advice to UK businesses to help them manage health and safety risks.
OSHCR is a register of consultants who can offer general advice on all types of health and safety risks
Businesses will be able to search the database for consultants according to keyword(s), county, industry or topic, free of charge. OSHCR meets several of the aspirations for improved competence in external health and safety advice, outlined in the Government commissioned report on UK health and safety, ‘Common Sense, Common Safety’.
The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE), which piloted the register’s introduction, says many businesses develop in-house competence to manage their health and safety risks and do not need to use health and safety consultants. Other employers, however, may need to purchase additional help. Health and safety consultants registered on OSHCR will have a status recognised by the participating bodies in the OSHCR scheme.
The register can be accessed at www.oshcr.org