Nicholas Taylor MCIEH

I am compelled to write to you – I wanted to say thank you formally for the assistance I received today. You were incredibly helpful and very patient with me trying to set up a legal register. I would also like to say thank you for the excellent series of webinars you have hosted over these difficult times, I really hope they continue!

Iain Bainbridge, GDIB Limited

Having previously registered and attended many Barbour webinar’s I was contacted by a senior sales consultant, Balvinder Kaylan, in late December 2019 to find out if I would be interested in a presentation on their new services. This was arranged for Friday 17th January 2020.

Via a link Balvinder forwarded she was able to do the presentation by showing her desktop on my computer.

The new services that have been developed in essence is an information portal containing everything from Statutory Instruments, to toolbox talks. This is managed by Barbour who have a team reviewing and updating information daily, the information for example from the HSE has been rewritten in layman’s terms with important details highlighted thus saving the user time on having to review whole documents for information.

Within the portal are industry / subject specific areas with links to further areas of information again this will in my opinion enable safety professionals to quickly and efficiently access upto date relevant information thus allowing them to spend more time doing the main role of ensuring people go home from work safe and healthy.

Though as with all things there is a cost implication this was in no way prohibitive to acquiring the service in my opinion, on reflection I would also say that the service would be an extremely good investment for small business owners who are unable to finance full time internal / external HSEQ assistance and would consider this portal to be invaluable to both these and HSEQ professionals.

Shaine Gill-Ohrt, Skymark Packaging International

Skymark Packaging International, a leading independent flexible packaging Manufacturer, has teamed up with Barbour in December 2018.

We have found the Platform to be very helpful in ensuring we meet our Legal obligations and stay abreast of any new developments.

In addition, we have had the opportunity to help shape a project Barbour has been working on, which will further add to our ability to be ahead of the game in all matters of compliance.

The team have been great to work with, the induction process was excellent, and all involved have been very supportive.

We would certainly recommend this service to anyone seeking the best option to be compliant

Nick Turnbull, Akzonobel Ashington

Akzonobel Ashington have used the Barbour EHS tool for the past 2 years. Within that time we have set up and used on a regular basis the “Legal register” section which has proven exceedingly useful. The updates we receive from the Barbour system with regards to our specific documentation, again have proven very beneficial and indeed when the changes to the waste regulations came into force, we used the briefing to drive a MOC “Management of change” for that section of the Legal register, which covered the changes from “no site licence required” “changes to the transfer and consignment notes”. This led us to provide additional training to our employees with regards to the specific changes to waste notes.

Matthew Canham, Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

I have been using Barbour for almost 4 years now since my appointment as a Protection (Fire Safety) Officer. My initial (and I believe most of Officers) usage was to check current British Standards and other technical documents to ensure we were up to date and maintaining continuity, an important part of our role. Once I became more proficient in its use and speaking to one of your colleagues some time ago, I set up a number of bookmarks within Shared Folders to reduce search time for all of our users so we have access to the more common documents all of the time. Following on from our training session last week to familiarise myself with Administration duties etc. you have now me made me aware of other resources e.g. Technical Guides, Directors Briefing, Record Forms etc. that I believe we will use extensively in the near future as a service. Your training, knowledge and willingness to ensure we get the most from the service is 2nd to none, I am now planning to run some in house familiarisation sessions with all of our officers to ensure we all use the service to its maximum capability.

Umaa Mistry, SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd

The Barbour legislation update service is an easy to use, efficient system. It has saved us a great deal of resources in terms of time, that we can now spend on making further improvements to our site. We are very happy with this service.

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