Welcome to Lynwood Consultancy Services
From our offices and training suite near Manchester, we provide a unique portfolio of management systems consultancy and training services. These are made available to help companies and organisations not only meet their legal and morale obligations, but also significantly improve their performance and success.
We work across all sectors with organisations ranging from sole traders to large multi-nationals and everything in between. The services provided are as diverse as our client base. They include project based agreements, ongoing consultancy and the day to day management of various aspects of business. Our consultants are drawn from the best in the industry. It is their expertise that enables Lynwood to deliver such flexible and proven solutions.
For those who are looking for certification to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard or the OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management Standard our expert consultants can help to implement management systems in a timely and cost effective way. Our many years experience across a wide range of business types and sizes can help to ensure that your organisation realises all of the potential benefits that these standards offer.
What We Do
IOSH Managing Safely
Our most popular course, IOSH Managing Safely, is, in our opinion, the best health and safety training course for managers. We do our part in ensuring that this is the best IOSH Managing Safely training available by ensuring that our pricing is competitive; by not hiding costs for certification or for workbooks. They are included in the listed price, as are refreshments and even lunch.
We also deliver this course in a number of formats to make things easier for our customers, so you can have your IOSH Managing Safely delivered over 3 days or 4 days. The 4 day courses are run either in a block of 4 days or on 2 days per week over 2 consecutive weeks. The IOSH Managing Safely course requires delegates to complete a post course project. Our trainers provide support for the completion of this project so there is no reason that your delegates should struggle to gain certification.
IOSH Working Safely
For those organisations that take advantage of the IOSH Managing Safely training for their management we also provide the IOSH Working Safely for their employees. One great advantage of these courses is that they deliver health and safety information from the perspective of management or employees respectively.
Other Health & Safety Training
We also deliver health and safety training courses from CIEH. Please see our training pages for details. Alternatively, we have a number of Lynwood certified courses for a more cost effective solution where certification by recognised bodies is not so important. We can even develop bespoke courses to better suite what you do, please call to enquire.
Using employees to undertake audits can help to promote buy-in amongst the workforce. It can help to improve competencies and to spread good practice.
One route to providing your employees with training on auditing is to put them on an ISO9001 (or other standard) auditing course. These are very good in terms of general understanding of the standards, but not of your systems. Our approach is to train employees in auditing their own organisations management systems. To enable this, our consultants need a good understanding of the system in question. Consequently this training provision is provided only within client organisations where Lynwood is consulting on management systems.
Take a look at our listed courses or call to discuss your specific needs.
Our consultants have experience in a diverse range of industry sectors including (but not limited to) automotive; heavy and light engineering; food production and caterers; manufacturing; security; logistics; telecommunications; education and a range of service sector provisions. Our consultants are specialists in developing management systems that work for our clients, no matter what their activities.
Equally, the systems that we apply are many and varied including (but not limited to) ISO9001; ISO14001; OHSAS18001; ISO27001; ISO13485; BS102000; BS7858; BS8406; BS7499; BS8507; FSC; BRC; CHAS; Safe Contractor Scheme……………. If you are interested in a standard that isn’t listed, just ask.
Get in touch to arrange your free of charge initial consultation.
You can have exclusive use of the venue. The training room can seat 20 people in an “open box” format; the room can also be laid out in a boardroom style for your meetings or the room can be cleared to provide the maximum amount of floor space (approximately 10m x 8m /33′ x 26′). There are facilities for making hot drinks, which are kept topped up throughout the day. Iced water can be provided or arrangements can be made for for other refreshments on request. We also provide a lunch service.
If you are delivering a presentation we have a high resolution short throw projector, a 2m x 1m/6.5′ x 3.3′ dedicated hard screen and a 4.1 surround sound speaker system. There is also a wall hung whiteboard.
Compare our prices then get in touch to arrange your booking.
Health & Safety Training & Consultancy
Health & Safety Training
Our training development department can build your bespoke safety training packages or you can select from courses certified by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), including the highly regarded IOSH Managing Safely and IOSH Managing Safely refresher course all offered at very competitive rates.
For those in the construction industry looking to gain the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certification for their employees, or for organisations looking to gain proof of health and safety competence for their workforce, we provide the IOSH Working Safely course.
Health & Safety Consultancy
Our team of expert health and safety practitioners have a wide range of experience in helping organisations to maximise their performance potential. We can develop your provisions from scratch or build on an existing framework to deliver your optimal health, safety and welfare provisions. When organisations get it right health and safety really does add to the bottom line and that is where Lynwood can help.
With the implementation of a systematic approach we can help young businesses, or those that have not yet developed their health and safety provisions, to gain legal compliance. This is the minimum required to avoid prosecutions and reduce the likelihood of successful civil claims against your organisation.
For those businesses that have grown beyond the early stages of development we can progress the management of your health and safety to deliver real business improvements. Our expert practitioners will also guide your organisation and its managers to further gains, helping to identify where there is a potential to reap measurable returns.
Lynwood consultants would all encourage an environment of total inclusion, where everyone in the business gets involved and takes ownership of the management of their health and safety. For organisations that have reached this level of maturity we can help to encourage cultural changes, which deliver this level of participation.
For those organisations that have already reached the total inclusion level of development our practitioners can still help in many ways. We can undertake audits to ensure that your systems remain compliant with health and safety law; compliant with your own policies and procedures; compliant with your customer expectations or with standards to which your organisation subscribes. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes is what is required to identify flaws or to re-invigorate a mature health and safety management system; we can help with this too.
Whatever your health and safety needs you can rely on Lynwood to deliver.
Fire Safety Training & Consultancy
Since the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 organisations have been responsible for ensuring that they have a fire risk assessment in place. It is important to ensure that these assessments are completed by competent fire risk assessors, lives may depend on it. That’s why Lynwood employs ex-Fire and Rescue Service / ex-Fire Brigade assessors.
Whether you need a workplace fire risk assessment, training for your marshals or extinguisher training for everyone our ex-Fire and Rescue Service trainers and assessors have the expertise to help (Institution of Fire Safety Managers registered Risk Assessors; Members of the Institute of Fire Engineers).
Our lead assessors are drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds including senior positions in engineering, logistics, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors etc. We have expertise in systems from the ISO9001 Quality Management Standard, the ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard & the OHSAS18001 Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. We can even help with industry specific standards and the application of CE marking. Lynwood are registered/approved consultants with a number of UKAS accredited certification bodies.
There was a time when only large organisations were able to identify for themselves what the benefits of formal, standardised management systems, particularly UKAS accredited certified systems. This is no longer the case. Just as those larger organisations that implemented management systems in the early days realised improvements in their own efficiencies etc., they also realised the improvements that their customers realised too. If such organisations are investing in improving what they provide to their customers, why shouldn’t they demand the same from their suppliers?
1,609,294 ISO certificates were issued in 2014. Were some of these certified companies your potential customers? If your organisation does not possess the management certifications that your customers demand, you may be excluded from the procurement process as soon as it starts.
Maybe your organisation is looking for investors. If you were investing a considerable amount of money would you not be expecting certain reassurances? Wouldn’t you want to know that the business was being managed effectively, that measures were being taken to avoid fines through breaking employment law, through causing avoidable accidents and through environmental incidents? You would surely want to know that your money would realise a return. So do your potential investors. Organisations that implement UKAS accredited management systems offer many such assurances; these are just a small example.
The Seven Principles of Management Systems
ISO9001 and other related management standards are based on seven management principles, which have the following benefits:
1. Customer Focus
Increases customer satisfaction and consequently their loyalty to your company. This brings about more repeat business. Your customers talk about your organisation in positive terms and thereby enhance your reputation. As the good news spreads more businesses want to trade with you and you increase your market share.
Organisations need leadership in order to optimise the co-ordination of processes and so improve efficiencies and and to increase their effectiveness. This will help with the development of capabilities and to deliver on your expectations. ISO management systems have a strong focus on communication, which is essential for effective leadership.
3. Engagement of people
Getting th buy-in of everyone in the organisation will help with the understanding of the companies aspirations and objectives. It can help to make people feel more involved, more valued and more motivated. This can then further promote collaboration and creativity. People tend to stay where they are happy, and this can improve retention.
4. Process approach
Focusing efforts on your key processes helps to ensure that effort is being applied where it is most effective. This can help to identify where improvements are needed (or just desired) and to maximise efficiency through best use of resources and breaking down the barriers within the organisation. Once processes are optimised this approach will help to ensure consistency of service/product and to further improve customer satisfaction.
If an organisation is to remain competitive it most keep improving its service or product and the way in which it realises them. Having identified a failure or weakness in a process, we must next identify the root cause. It is only by taking corrective action at the root cause that we can prevent repetition of undesirable actions. Undertaking these activities will help to anticipate further failings and to react before there is any negative impact on your business.
6. Evidence based decision making
Basing decisions on objective facts speeds up the improvement process by avoiding the vagaries sometimes born of subjectivity. In addition to further improving efficiency this will promote operational effectiveness leading to increased targets reached. Being able to demonstrate past objective findings and corrective actions, leading to successes, can help to improve the way in which companies review their activities, to change opinions and improve the decision making process.
7. Relationship management
Making the most of relationships with trading partners, both up and down the chain, helps to ensure common understandings and to identify common goals. Understanding one others capabilities, competencies and sharing resources helps to more effectively manage quality related issues.
If your organisation is ready to grow and develop we have the systems expertise to help make it happen.