Fathom Systems Ltd

A Fixed Cost Health and Safety Solution with All Round Peace of Mind

Fathom Systems provides engineering solutions and products to the commercial diving industry, ROV and underwater engineering industry.

Employing over 20 staff in their Portlethen premises they use up to date, proven technology to produce a range of high quality and reliable products backed up with unrivalled customer support as well as consultancy, project engineering and operations support.

The Safety Challenge

A few years after we started up in business we were very aware of our legal responsibilities regarding Health & Safety, however being a small company, employing our own H&S manager was not an option but we needed help and this still had to be cost effective.

The benefits of using Safetynet

When we first turned to Safetynet we were pleasantly surprised at how hands on they were and did not just provide a person at the end of a telephone. From the initial audit of our business, they quickly identified the areas we were lacking in and helped to put things in place to rectify, such as risk assessments, fire safety procedures safety policies.

We liked the fact we could call them into our business without having to worry about escalating costs, as they provided us with a fixed cost package that covered all our needs at that time.

However one of the real benefits was their Online Safety Management System, this provided us with a management system on day one, and meant we did not have to allocate any resource when setting this up. It’s great! We now have a central store for all our documents, its online, so available throughout the company and it basically tells us what to do and when to do it, again saving valuable staff time.

The business benefits

Not only has the use of Safetynet given us peace of mind and allowed us to get to grips with our legal obligations, there have also been some real benefits to the business, such as:

  • It’s a fixed cost so we know what the spend is going to be for the year.
  • Allows us to concentrate on our core activities, which let’s face it is the bit we make money from.
  • Helps with the client audits and therefore helps us gain business.
  • Hopefully saves expensive claims.

Where are we now

As we have grown both in terms of employees and business premises the Safetynet service has grown with us, we now use their H&S Assist package which provides us with quarterly site support visits from a qualified expert and we can now mange a lot of the issues ourselves through the Online Safety Management System.