Risk management for charities and not-for-profit organisations
We have almost 30 years’ experience in building solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of charities, not-for-profits and community groups. We know charitable organisations have different needs and budgets, so we have developed a flexible, tailored approach to our risk management solution.
What kind of support does our risk management solution for charities and not-for-profit organisations provide?
Our risk management solution gives you the confidence that you are managing your risk effectively. The key benefits are:
Meet your legal obligations according to The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure the health and safety of employees, visitors, volunteers and members of the public, and adherence to CQC/CIW frameworks.
Financial and reputational exposure
Avoid costly accidents, disruption losses, damage to your charity’s reputation and reduce the likelihood of uninsurable enforcement fines and costs.
Assurance and confidence
Be confident in your approach and provide assurance to your board of trustees and directors, partners, fundraisers and beneficiaries, as well as authorities such as the HSE, CQC, local authority, and the fire and rescue service.
Ensuring your charity or not-for-profit is a safe space for your staff and volunteers will lead to improved morale, reduce sickness and staff turnover, and reduce the risk of impact to your services.
Why choose Endsleigh for your risk management?
Our in-house risk management consultant offers a practical, realistic and solutions focused attitude to risk management that concentrates on protecting your key assets – your charity, your staff and your volunteers.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the charity and not-for-profit sector we are here to support you in becoming confident in managing your risk. Our flexible services include Health and Safety audits to assess and enhance your safety management systems, Fire Risk Assessments for non-sleeping areas (for sleeping areas we may use one of our partners to conduct the fire risk assessment), and Physical Security audits.
What we cover
Your Health Check
We can offer you single or multiple consultancy day(s), where we will visit your charity and work with you to understand and enhance your safety management systems.
Health and Safety Audit
An assessment of where your risk management currently stands and confirmation that your charity or not-for-profit organisation is, or is not, compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Fire Risk Assessment
Assessment to help you meet your legal duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Physical Security Audit
Meet your legislative duty of care. Our extensive audit will look at all of your physical security arrangements including perimeter fencing and gates, intruder alarms, building access controls and CCTV management.
Our lead risk management consultant is a Chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register.
Risk Management for charities and not-for-profit organisations: your frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions to help you learn more about our risk management solution.
The legal responsibilities for ensuring effective risk management in charities and not-for-profit organisations relate to the safety of staff and volunteers. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a duty on all employers to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of your board or trustees and directors, employees and others (such as volunteers). It also provides assurance to enforcing authorities such as HSE, CQC, local authority, and the fire and rescue service.
Your charity is at risk of financial and reputational exposure if you do not have a systematic approach to managing safety and health risks. When an effective system is in place, it helps avoid costly accidents, disruption losses and damage to the charity’s morale and reputation. It also enables the charity or not-for-profit organisation to comply with its duties under health and safety law.
Yes, a charity could be deemed negligent without effective risk management systems in place. If you’re not managing risk adequately you could be seen to be operating inappropriately and carelessly. By implementing strong risk management principles, you can be confident in your own approach and provide assurance to:
- Board of trustees & directors
- Supporters, partners, donors/fundraisers, beneficiaries, community
- Enforcing authorities such as the HSE, CQC, Local Authority or the fire & rescue service
- Your insurers and auditors
Yes, Endsleigh offers a risk management health check. We offer single or multiple consultancy day(s), where we visit your charity or not-for-profit organisation and work with you to understand and enhance your safety management systems. Our Health Check consultancy service is completely flexible to suit your individual needs.
Our Health and Safety Audit allows us to provide you with a baseline of where your risk management currently stands. During a visit to your charity, we will cover:
- Health & Safety Management such as policies, training and risk assessments
- Premises and grounds statutory duties
- Domestic Premises (if applicable)
- Landscaping/Maintenance (Plant and equipment)
- Sector specific areas such as care, publicly managed premises, leisure facilities, retail shopping
Our Fire Risk Assessment allows us to provide you with a baseline for where your risk management currently stands. We will tell you what you are managing adequately or well and where you need to improve. The assessment will enable you to be confident that you are:
- Meeting your fire safety and health and safety legislative duties of care.
- Reducing the likelihood of incurring an enforcement visit from the local fire safety officer.
- Following a ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ system to ensure you are continually improving your fire safety culture and performance.
- Following sector specific best practices such as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) – fire safety guidance and British Standards.
Our physical security audit will provide you with a baseline for where your physical security risk management currently stands. The audit will review perimeter fencing and gates, potential weaknesses in your buildings security systems, access control and closed circuit television (CCTV) management. We will tell you what you are managing adequately or well, and where you need to improve.
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