NPA Health & Safety Advisory Service

The NPA Health & Safety Advisory Service gives you access to free confidential advice from leading Health & Safety specialists, WorkNest

Whether you have a specific health and safety issue, a compliance query or just want to soundboard your safety measures, speak to experienced and qualified professionals with an acute understanding of the compliance challenges within the heavily regulated pharmacy environment.

Free to use as part of the NPA’s Full Membership option, the advisory service can offer sensible, proportionate, and practical advice on essential areas of Health & Safety compliance within a pharmacy setting, including:

  • Risk assessment
  • Your health and safety policy and procedures
  • Statutory inspections
  • Helping you to understand your responsibilities under health and safety law
  • Provide guidance on managing risk effectively in common hazard areas such as manual handling, slips and trips, violence towards staff, and handling chemicals

Not sure whether to call?

The advisory service is available to support you through all health & safety matters and encourage you to contact them with any problem, large or small. By seeking advice at an early stage they will be in a better position to help you remedy any potential risks and safeguard your pharmacy against accidents, incidents and regulator scrutiny.

How to access support

Looking for a template or letter? Don’t forget the online resources

To complement the telephone and email support there are a large number of online resources available to help you fulfil your duty of care and comply with legal requirements and GPhC standards. Get immediate access to a range of expert-created documents, including sample policies and risk assessment templates:

Access the online resources at the Health and Safety Knowledge Hub here