Welcome to Take Up The Reins EHS Specialist Advice .
My name is Jane Patching and I’m based in Lincolnshire. I am a qualified Health, Safety and Environment Manager and also a keen equestrian and enjoy competing in dressage with my horse.
My qualifications include:
NEBOSH General Certificate
NEBOSH Fire Certificate
NEBOSH Environmental Certificate
Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector (PTLLS)
First Aid at Work
I have extensive EHS experience across a variety of industries, including agriculture, waste and recycling, manufacturing, security and renewable energy. I have realised that for some equine and small businesses, health and safety can be a nightmare to find time to pick through legislation, identify potential risks and work to make the business a safe place to be and it is not always possible to have a full time EHS member of staff to take this on.
Here is where I come in…..
I am offering a bespoke service to individual equine and small business to help relieve the stress of trying to fathom the sometimes mystical and confusing aspects of health and safety. My aim is to provide support and guidance to allow you to “Take Up The Reins” and be comfortable knowing you have considered all the relevant health, safety and environmental requirements to keep you safe and legal.
Please contact me for an informal chat as to how I can assist you with a friendly, jargon busting, realistic approach to your health, safety and environmental requirements.
Bsc Hons. NEBOSH Gen Cert. Tech IOSH
Support Available in the Following Areas
(this list is not exhaustive)
Full site audits including recommendations for improvement, identification of health, safety and environmental risks.
Support with creating and writing procedures, risk assessments and safe systems of work.
Support with assessing fire risks and producing fire risk assessments.
Bespoke on site training for staff.
Demystifying Covid regulations to ensure you have control measures in place.
Implementing control measures where public access is adjacent to or accessed directly across your property.
Event health and safety.
Ongoing monthly support for any issues that may arise.
Small Business Minimum Requirements
Did you know?
As a small business there are minimum health and safety requirements. Some examples are listed below, contact me for further information.
As an employer you must seek assistance from someone with the necessary, skills and knowledge to help meet your health and safety requirements.
You should have a health and safety policy (if you employ 5 or more workers, then these must be documented).
You must assess your workplace risks and provide risk assessments and control measures (if you employ 5 or more workers, then these must be documented).
You should consult your employees about health and safety.
You should provide relevant training and documentation.
Workplace facilities should be suitable for employees.
You should have arrangements in place for first aid, accidents and ill health.
A health and safety law poster must be clearly displayed for all employees to see.
Your business should be insured.
Take Up The Reins Signposts
Approved Advisor to Members of the Association of British Riding Schools - Special Discounts Available
Supporting LiveryList - Special Discounts Available
Talking Mental Health
Locating individuals in an emergency
Main packages below.
Contact me to further discuss bespoke options.
Initial telephone consultation up to 1 hour £20.
** FREE initial 30 minute consultation for ABRS and LiveryList Members**
Site visit including full health, safety and environmental inspection.
Provision of report containing all recommendations.
1/2 Day £90
Full Day £150
Mileage at 0.40 per mile after the first 10 miles.
"I am now fully Health and Safety assessed! Huge thanks to
Take Up the Reins for assessing both my businesses for me in such a professional and friendly way! I’m looking for to working with you in the future."
"I engaged Take Up the Reins to do a full assessment of the health and safety aspects of my livery yard prior to opening. Communication was excellent, with a visit booked quickly to survey the site. The digital report followed promptly and covers a wide range of areas from security to chemical storage in a well presented, easy to read format. They were also happy to answer my follow up questions. I would highly recommend using Take Up the Reins for their professional and knowledgeable service."
Calke Abbey Racing Stables