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Health and Safety

About H&S

As an employer, you are responsible for health and safety (H&S) in your business.  You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.  There are H&S laws to protect you, your employees and the public from workplace dangers.

Employers with five or more employees must have a written H&S policy and risk assessment

Information about H&S can be found on the website of the Health and Safety Executive (  There is also a simple guide that you can download in the H&S section of the MVDA members ‘Documents of Interest’ section.

VRA member H&S packages

Phil Wass, of Wass Management Ltd (WM Ltd) has been contributing to the VRA  magazine for many years, and is now offering to all VRA members the following H&S packages.

Phil has worked in operations management (in high volume manufacturing) for over 20 years, where H&S was just one of his responsibilities.  He formed Wass Management Ltd in 1999 and first became involved with vehicle dismantlers about 12 years ago.  Since then he has advised dismantlers all over the country including yards based in Lancashire, South Yorkshire, South Wales, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands.

1. Remote Package

If you feel that you can manage H&S yourself, but you just need guidance & support from an external competent person from time-to-time then you may want to consider this particular package.  For an annual fee of just £185 + VAT your nominated site employee can access ongoing advice via e-mail / phone whenever they need to (N B – if you have more than one site then we can quote you separately for an extension of this service).

A remote audit is also available if required whereby we send you a questionnaire to fill in and once this is returned we assess your compliance and send you a suggested action plan to take forward.  This service is priced at just £295 + VAT.

If, without doing the above, you already know that you need a H&S Policy preparing (to comply with section 2.3 of The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) then this can also be carried out remotely again too (i.e. via the use of a questionnaire) at a cost of £195 + VAT.

Similarly, if you also already know that you need a set of general risk assessments (to comply with Regulation 3 of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999) then this can be addressed remotely as well (again via a questionnaire) at a cost of £495 + VAT.

Finally, assistance with the preparation of a fire risk assessment (to comply with the requirements of The Regulatory Reform [Fire Safety] Order 2005) is also available in a similar fashion at a cost of £395 + VAT.

2. On-Site Package

However, if you feel that you require some actual physical on-site assistance (and many of our dismantling clients do), then all of the above prices are still available to you with the only extra cost being our travelling expenses which will be quantified once we know whereabouts in the country you are.

3. Follow Up

Over the years many of our vehicle dismantler clients have recognised that they need a discipline in place to ensure they act on the findings of the paperwork we produce (i.e. it is no good at all if this just lays on a shelf somewhere).  We therefore also provide a service whereby we will visit your premises once a year (or more frequently if you wish) so that our previous recommendations made are acted upon and implemented.  This service costs £375 + VAT per visit (+ travelling expenses which will be quantified prior to any such visit).

4. Exceptional Circumstances

Finally, if some special circumstances arise whereby you need specialist help fast (i.e. an emergency of some kind) then we can again be called upon to provide this in whatever form may be required at that time at a fixed daily rate of £375 + VAT (+ travelling costs which will be quantified once we know where you are geographically based).

5. One-Off Bespoke Projects

If you want a bespoke or flexible package ‘tailored’ to your individual needs then please get in touch for a quote.

NB. Prices: The above services are priced around a standard day rate + travelling time and travelling costs.

Contact Details : -
Phil Wass
Phone - 01773 541441
Fax - 01773 541464
E-Mail -
Mobile - 07970 166298