Free professional advice
IWA’s work of advocating restoration, conservation, good maintenance, and sensitive development of the inland waterways of England and Wales, includes restoring and looking after structures and buildings of the waterways that are an integral part of the waterway environment. IWA’s Honorary Health and Safety Consultant assist IWA’s restoration work and any other organisations requiring advice on health and safety matters. This advice is provided free of charge, but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses are expected to be reimbursed. Individual tasks usually involve a few hours effort with a maximum of a few days.
The main purpose of providing advice is to assist organisations to plan and carry out restoration or other work safely and in compliance with health and safety legislation. In addition, the Honorary Health and Safety Consultant undertakes limited reviews of procedures and health and safety documents in conjunction with that organisation’s health and safety representative. It is not the intention for the Honorary Health and Safety Consultant to prepare or approve the documentation, but to provide advice and training. Their time is likely to be used to best advantage if they are contacted as soon as proposals for projects are formulated, often linking in with our Honorary Consulting Engineers.