It's quite possible that you'll already know our Managing Director, Lee Kennedy, as he remains heavily involved in auditing our clients nationwide to ensure we deliver an unprecedented service to each and every customer. He is not only a respected and hugely knowledgeable advisor, but a mentor to his staff, a husband, friend and ex-serviceman with a keen eye for detail and a passion for cars.
"I was involved in an accident at work and this changed my life; I had to stop one career and look for something new; I didn't want anyone to go through this same experience and decided I wanted to help people remain safe. I made a decision to work in an industry that I have always been fascinated with - the motor trade is an industry that changes constantly and, as an avid petrol head, it gives me the opportunity to work around engines, workshops and vehicles of all shapes and sizes!"
It is clear to anyone who meets Lee that he is passionate about our industry and that he is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure standards are not just met, but exceeded. When he's not scoping out new development tools, expansion plans or implementing new and efficient systems, he finds time to spend with his devoted family - his reason for starting KVF (the Company name happens to be the initials of his wife and children also) in the first place.
Simon has an impressive CV which includes over 20 years experience in the Health & Safety, Risk, Audit and Compliance sector across a variety of industries. Commercially astute, yet friendly and approachable, Simon's strengths are undoubtedly his ability to deliver structured guidance and motivation to deliver quality results and problem solving even under pressure.
Simon will be accompanying our team of advisors over the next few months to gain an insight into our clients' businesses - primarily across the South - so, please be sure to join us in welcoming him to the Group. We are delighted to have him on board and are looking forward to benefiting from his wealth of experience.
As a Technical Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, Fiona demonstrates a keen interest in health and safety and invests much of her time in continuing her ongoing professional development in the field through training and research.
With many years experience of managing a variety of sites and facilities across multiple industries, she has a full understanding of what it's like to be in the Employer's position of having to meet legislative requirements, while retaining a pragmatic approach to implementation.
Her skills developed as a Manager in a FTSE 50 company enable her to quickly identify operational weaknesses and suggest best practice solutions. At KVF, you will mostly find Fiona ensuring structure and efficiency remain a priority at the helm, allowing the team of Consultants and Advisors to focus on service delivery to clients.
After serving in the Royal Artillery for six years, Jamie sought a career in health & safety and joined the KVF Team in 2015. He completed his NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Level 3 and continues to develop his knowledge and skill set.
With a huge passion for helping others through his advice and a dedication to his work that demonstrates the commitment we love to see in the workplace, Jamie has established himself as a knowledgeable and well-respected advisor who works hard to ensure the job gets done.
When we interviewed Jamie about working for KVF, he commented: "I take great pride in the fact that from the advice I give, Employers can make their working environment much safer. Which in turn means your son/daughter, brother/sister can return home from work in one piece and without injury. What better job satisfaction could you get!?" We are sure you'll agree that Jamie is well liked by his KVF clients and colleagues alike!
Mark has worked in the automotive industry from a time served HGV apprentice Mechanic through to a Workshop Managerial role within HGV, MHE and Site Maintainence. This has been across many sectors from Retail, Commercial and Fleet.
Mark says: "I have joined a group of like minded Health and Safety professionals who have a passion for Health and Safety in the automotive Sector with a wish to provide: Support, training and focused experience to help small or large organisation ensure everything is in place to get teams home safely ever single night".
As part of our safety package your site will receive a full safety audit by one of our safety advisors. Your safety advisor will then provide you with a full safety report which will be scored out of 100 and include actionable points to help improve your score to make your site a safer place to work.
Our safety advisors will make several site visits throughout the year in order to support you with all of your H&S needs. Each visit will be pre-arranged with you and have a specific agenda, the first visit will normally be a whole site safety audit with follow up visits looking at policies and procedures, risk assessments and audits.
Your KVF Safety Advisor will work with you to produce a Fire Risk Assessment specific to your site. UK law states that you must have a written fire risk assessment if you have 5 or more people working for you. You can see some guidelines on risk assessments at the HSE website
As part of our safety packages we provide phone and email support for advise and emergencies. We can support you through a H&S crisis as well as offer advise on anything related to your site's health and safety
We provide a very popular monthly health and safety newsletter. It is tailored to the automotive industry and will inform you of; news, offers, deals and information related to KVF Consultants and the automotive industry.
We have 100% confidence that our services will provide you with a safer working environment. You can read this case study to see why this is so important. We will work closely with you to help you action the recommendations we make.
When you sign up for one of our safety packages you will gain access to our online safety centre. This is an online user area you can access through our site to find all of your audits, reports and safety policies and procedures.