Health and safety

Health & Safety Consultants Ltd. was established in 2004 in order to provide competitive, reliable and professional health and safety services to the local industries.

Site safety inspections in compliance with the local Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1996.

Safety consultation and advice in compliance with the local Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1996 and other regulations made under the Factories Ordinance.

Safety audits to ensure compliance with local H&S Legislation and your company H&S policies.

Risk assessments as per the management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1996.

Accident and Ill Health investigation, statistics and reporting as per the RIDDOR.



Port chemist services

Health & Safety Consultants Ltd provides a range of services to the shipping and maritime sector. These services are varied and are as follows:

Port entry certification

In order for chemical, gas or oil tankers to enter the Port for repairs or other requirements, it is essential that a registered Port Chemist certifies the ship as safe for entry. This entails measuring all the vessels’ cargo and slops tanks for flammable gases and ensuring that these are well ventilated and at acceptable levels.

Confined entry certificates

Works involving tank entry can be very dangerous due to inadequate ventilation of spaces and low oxygen levels. Unauthorised entry into a confined space can lead to death by asphyxiation. At H&S Consultants, our Port Chemist will ensure that the confined space atmosphere has been checked for oxygen content, and flammable and toxic gas levels prior to entry. Once checked, a procedure must be set up for ventilation, supervision, rescue, etc, which will need to be specified on the Confined space entry permits.

Hot work permits

Hot work permits: ALL types of maritime vessels entering Gibraltar Port Authority waters must be issued with a Hot works permit by the Gibraltar Port Chemist prior to any works on board involving the use of welding, oxy-acetylene or cutting and grinding, as these works can cause fire/explosions on board if not suitably planned and prepared. Our Port Chemist will carry out an on-site assessment of the works and ensure that tanks, stores, spaces involved with the repairs are adequately prepared to prevent fire on-board.


Please contact us if you require a quotation or if you want to arrange a meeting at your convenience to discuss our services further