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Interim Environment and Health & Safety Staff

Interim staff offer hands-on support to cover for a longer-term absence, assist during peak workloads, or ensure the delivery of a critical project. Interims are used by businesses of all shapes and sizes in a variety of situations.  

Have you lost health and safety staff? Close the gap and keep compliant with competent interim cover. 

It is a legal requirement for businesses to have a competent person advising them in relation to health and safety so if you face a situation where one of your health and safety staff is leaving, has left, or will be absent and you can’t immediately get someone else, we can help. We can even help you find a permanent replacement while our consultant fills the immediate need. 

Alternatively, if you need help with a specific task or project, we can support with that too. 

  • No long-term commitment or contract 
  • Flexible, bespoke service to suit your circumstances 
  • Covers all job roles from Officer to Director 
  • Quick deployment with no long induction 
  • Decades of experience in various industries, environments, and scenarios 
  • Qualified member of professional body (IOSH and/or IEMA) 

Q: What is interim staff?

A: Interim staff are temporary employees used by businesses of all shapes and sizes for a set period or to manage certain projects. Often, interim staff fill a position on short notice and will have more flexible terms than permanent employees.

Q: What are the legal requirements regarding health and safety competency?

A: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999 mandate that employers must take health and safety advice from a competent person and the same regulations then define competency as “sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities.” In in the field of environment, health and safety (EHS), this definition can be met in most manufacturing businesses (and other high-risk sectors) by someone who is a Chartered member of IOSH (CMIOSH) or a Practitioner member of IEMA (PIEMA). Click here to find out more about EHS competency.

Q. Will the interim health and safety staff member provided by Make UK meet the legal need to have a competent person?

A. Absolutely. Make UK will ensure that the staff member provided meets the definition of competency for your particular need.

Q: Can interim staff be used to support our in-house environment or health and safety team with a specific project or task?

A: Yes, of course. The Make UK team have supported organisations with a range of critical projects, such as gaining ISO accreditations and closing improvement and prohibition notices.

Q: How much does interim support cost?

A: The charge for this service is calculated on a day-rate, which will be based on the specific expertise required and the length of cover needed. We start by understanding your specific requirements and formulate a cost based on a solution that we jointly agree best meets your requirements.

Q: What is the minimum and maximum term?

A: There is no required term, contracts are flexible to meet your requirements.

Q: What are the benefits of using interim staff?

A: Using an interim to cover for a period of absence can take the pressure off by ensuring continued compliance whilst giving you more time to find someone to fill the post on a permanent basis. Using an interim to support a particular project gives you peace of mind that the job is being done properly and a neutral third-party input.

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Environment, Heath and Safety Membership

Everything you need to improve EHS knowledge and performance in your organisation. With three membership levels available to choose from, you’re sure to find a support package to suit.