Company has saved Keech a healthy sum

Bob Chandler of Hascat Safety with Davina Harvey from Keech
Bob Chandler of Hascat Safety with Davina Harvey from Keech

A health and safety company has been praised by a local hospice for saving the charity £15,000 in potential training costs.

Bob Chandler, who runs Leighton Buzzard-based HASCAT Safety Ltd with his wife Sue, has been providing free training to the 250 staff at Keech Hospice Care for the past four years.

“Keech is such a fantastic organisation and we just wanted to do our bit for them,” said Bob. “Although we also get involved with fundraising, it’s great that we can also add some value by putting our business training skills to good use at Keech.”

Nicky Young, training co-ordinator at Keech Hospice Care, said: “The training that HASCAT Safety provides makes us legally compliant and keeps costs down thanks to the effective health and safety programme Bob has devised.

“We are extremely grateful for his time and expertise. This programme has saved the hospice in the region of £15,000 since its inception and in addition, HASCAT donates ink cartridges and clothing and regularly sells our lottery tickets.”

The training for Luton-based Keech employees includes health and safety awareness, fire awareness, plus moving and handling objects. All staff receive a full day’s training and take a refresher course every three years. Bob also trains the charity’s fire marshals and gives advice on risk assessment to senior management – the same professional services

HASCAT Safety delivers a wide range of consultancy and training services to businesses over a 200-mile radius from Leighton Buzzard.

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