Health and Safety Testimonials
I have worked with Kevin Kerin of Universal Safety Practitioners for approximately 9 years.
In my role as a Senior Project Manager (firstly within ISG and now with Thompsons) I have worked with Kevin and his company on a number of very high profile and high value projects as well as construction and refurbishment programmes including large multi-site role outs of up to 100 sites up and down the country, with Kevin fulfilling the role of both Principal Designer and Client Health and Safety Advisor.
Kevin’s health and safety and technical knowledge is second to none and I have always found him highly approachable, flexible as well as pragmatic in his approach to health and safety matters.
In my current role as Senior Project Manager for Thompson’s, Kevin and his company are supplying Principal Designer/Health and Safety support services to a number of my projects which gives me an extremely high level of technical health and safety support, making my role a great deal easier, knowing that the project health and safety elements are in safe and highly qualified hands.
As a company, USP always deliver on their promises and perform to the highest level, and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services and in particular the services of Kevin Kerin, to any prospective client.
Central Leisure Developments has worked with USP and in particular with Kevin Kerin for several years now to obtain all of our health and safety requirements across a broad range of exhibition projects from on-site installation to workshop safety. His knowledge and understanding of our practices and working methods ensure that all documentation is not only accurate but informative to all our staff. Time is not always on our side with the projects but we can rely on Kevin and the USP team to produce the documentation we need on time and in full every time, I would highly recommend Kevin and his team at USP to anyone’s business.
I have worked with Kevin for 6 years on a large retail banking account which he has taken on various roles such as Principal Designer, Client Assurance, Client Liaison and providing general health and safety advice across many different topics linked to projects.
Kevin is a highly professional consultant who has the ability to work with people operating in many different project roles from operatives on site to the client themselves.
Kevin’s knowledge of Health and Safety is second to none and he is able to provide vast experience from his time in the industry to provide worked examples to new projects. His personality and great sense of humour makes him easily fit into any project team! I would happily recommend Kevin to work with any client.
USP have provided us with Health and Safety advice for many years now, including issuing our Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and carrying out Sit Safety Audits. They have taken the stress out of trying to keep up to date with all new legislations and they always provide us with a common-sense approach to incorporating any changes into our policies.
Kevin does not only cover all matters of Health & Safety; he also helps us generate new business and helps with all the legal jargon that comes with it. We would certainly be lost without his support, and he is always at the end of the phone. Kevin will always strive to assist with whatever the query and is a pleasure to work with.
We are delighted with his endeavours and no-nonsense approach and would happily recommend USP services to others.
Kevin and his company have been our health and safety advisors since 2005. He has advised on and implemented safe practices in the company’s workshops and office premises and been our appointed person for project-specific risk assessment, documentation and control as required by CDM. He has provided us with a fully functioning and easy to use health and safety management system, with successful auditing by external accreditors, including our CHAS certification;
He has been instrumental in developing and managing our fire risk assessments, as well as all company risk assessments and safe working procedures for our offices and workshops.
For our projects, Kevin and his company have provided all documentation and support in respect of our exhibition fit-out works, where we have held the role of Principal Contractor.
Where we have been asked to act in the role of Principal Designer by our clients, Kevin and his company have been instrumental in supplying this appointment, coordinating designers and sub-contractors, and creating all the required documentation, allowing us to work at this elevated level with our exhibition fit-out clients.
We have worked with Kevin and his team for 15 years and during this time we have had zero notifiable accidents, and I recommend him and his company without reservation.
We have been using Universal Safety Practitioners Limited’s excellent, efficient and cost-effective services for a number of years. They have provided us with excellent and speedy support and guidance on all matters of Health and Safety and related matters. We would highly recommend to others, their knowledge, skills and application in all aspects of company safety.
I’ve worked alongside Kevin for going on 5 years now and there are several areas where his invaluable support has been first class.
Training & Guidance
Kevin has a very comfortable and approachable style – even when he needs to get a tough message across. Besides being approachable he is, knowledgeable to the nth degree in Health & Safety matters and most importantly he is willing to share that knowledge in a way that the recipient can understand and act on. Health & Safety is an area of expertise that can be seen by many as very ‘big brother’ and a ‘bit of a dark art’. Kevin is not that! All communications are delivered in a professional manner which is not too stuffy (his great sense of humour comes through!) but both the immediate message and the underlying behaviours are very clear from his approach.
I have worked alongside Kevin in his role as Health & Safety Advisor to a major financial institution in the UK. He develops the procedure (meaning he fully understands it too!), implements it and will feed back to the submitter to improve the quality and develop their understanding of what he is looking to achieve. Alongside this, he providers an efficient and professional consultancy service on health and safety matters.
Kevin has audited my company’s work to ensure initial and ongoing compliance with CDM Regulations. Kevin’s method is very much ‘open book’ following the process he has developed and ensuring that action plans are agreed and delivered against
Kevin has a very easy going nature to his approach to his work and a vast subject knowledge. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a Health & Safety consultant for your Business.