“I approached Helen at August Safety when our own Health & Safety Manager retired.  We needed someone who could review our risk assessments and offer general advice for our 30-strong business along with a multi-tenant office building we manage.

From the first time I spoke to Helen it was clear that she was very experienced in her field and she certainly has a keen eye for detail.  She takes a non-judgemental, methodical approach to site inspections and is skilled at communicating all aspects of Health & Safety in a clear, concise and practical way.

All of the work Helen has done for Officebroker to date has been to the highest standard and we will continue to work with her and recommend her to business colleagues for years to come.”

Liz, Operations Director

“Helen recently visited our church to complete a full Health and Safety check. I was extremely impressed by her professionalism and knowledge. She was punctual, courteous at all times, an excellent listener, and fully understood the needs and concerns of our church.

She was able to give us excellent advice, and helpful points, on how to improve our overall Health and Safety. Thankfully, we only have some minor adjustments to make, which was very reassuring. She was also able to point us in the direction of other professionals who could offer Fire and Safety advice, which was most helpful.

We felt totally at ease with Helen, and reassured by her overall approach, competence and excellent understanding of all matters relating to Health and Safety. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.”

Rev’d Helga, Minister

“Simply put, Helen is superb. With the ability to see the strategic requirements of the organisation and understand how she can apply her skills to best benefit, Helen has delivered exemplary results time and time again.

As the one who ultimately held the responsibility for the SHEF requirements of my station, I relied upon Helen completely. Not only did she ensure that we were kept statutorily honest but she used her formidable blend of common sense and professional expertise to create a matrix of complimentary processes and procedures that complimented, not hindered, the way we went about our business.

I can neither commend nor recommend her highly enough.”

Col N Stokoe OBE

“Many of Helen’s innovative ideas have been implemented as best practice; the Station was offered up as one of only six locations across the whole Defence estate within the UK, to take part in the trialling of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Inspectorate, a challenge which Mrs Powell accepted and resulted in plaudits from 2* level (Major General). 

Her advice was sought from all quarters. She had sole Health and Safety responsibility for the annual Bramcote Station Military Open Day the largest, military Community Engagement event in the Midlands. On a further National scale, she was the Safety Advisor for Trailwalker (UK), the annual 100 km endurance race across the South Downs, with almost 2,000 military and civilian participants (Gurkha Welfare Trust – trailwalker-2015)

Mrs Powell was an exceptional Civil Servant and is a caring human being, her work ethic, dedication and endeavours are a superb example of the Great British spirit; she is hugely deserving of national recognition.”

Lt Col S Keilty MBE

“Helen has been a dedicated, font of knowledge, throughout her tenure as Safety Health, Environment & Fire Advisor within the Regiment. With a professional, yet practical approach to her work, she has brought SHEF awareness to the forefront and helped implement safe working practices across the establishment. A team player and pleasure to work alongside; I would recommend Helen to any prospective employer in the H&S environment.”

Capt Mason, REME detachment

“Helen has an impressive CV and we work together on the IOSH MidShires Committee where she is an active contributor. She is a confident and down to earth professional, and I wish her all the best for her new venture as a freelance H&S adviser at August Safety. I hope to work with Helen on some of her projects in the future.”


We are delighted with the service and level of expertise from August-Safety and feel we have a strong partnership that works extremely well and is beneficial to both our organisations.

All correspondence and communication has been prompt and leaves us with confidence that the advice being given is sound.

We wish all consultants provided the same service as Helen as we generally get template policies / documentation and have to spend significant time localising the information and adds hidden costs in terms of management time. The support provided is excellent, the risk assessments and action plans are detailed and specific to the nature of our organisation. The policies produced on our behalf have been localised for us with time taken by Helen to understand our organisational nuisances.

We wish all consultants were like Helen!

Grant Scott ACII, Operations Director

Helen was recommended to me by one of my business acquaintances.

EM Oils is a growing company whose Health and Safety responsibilities are starting to grow. What I found so impressive was Helen’s ability to see quickly what I needed with a common sense approach.

I would recommend August Safety Management to any growing company. She has taken a massive burden off my shoulders, given me some sensible advice and provided my business with policies that will keep my staff safe.

Barrie Moore, Director EM Oils Ltd