Providing Health and Safety Solutions for your Business
We Have More Than 20+ Years Practical Experience
Managing Director Kelly-Anne Holifield foundered Kellsafe in April 2016. Kelly is a highly experienced health, safety, and environmental professional. Prior to starting her own business, Kelly had many years of experience working across a wide range of industries, including: property management, hospitality, retail, distribution, construction, and rural land management.
Kelly personally interviews and vettes all consultants and trainers working for Kellsafe in a rigorous selection and appointment process. Only those who possess the relevant qualifications, experience and people skills are invited to join the Kellsafe team.
Although based in Oxfordshire, our network of consultants and trainers can provide nationwide and international coverage.
KELLSAFE IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY
Kelly Holifield, Managing Director
Kelly previously held senior management positions for nationwide and global organisations.
Kelly believes that health, safety, and environmental professionals should be personable and approachable with a pragmatic attitude. Educated on MSc degree levels in health, safety, and environment with two NEBOSH diplomas, Kelly is passionate about training and educating people to create a safer, healthier, and happier working environment. Kelly is also listed as an approved consultant on the Occupational Health and Safety Consultants Register (OHSCR) and is a chartered member of IOSH.
- MSC Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Oxford Brookes University
- NEBOSH, Diploma in Environmental Management
- NEBOSH, Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
- Level 3 Intermediate Qualification Food Safety & Hygiene, Royal Institute for Public Health (RIPH)
- CO6 Fire Risk Assessors Qualification with the Fire Protection Association
- Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres (DSEAR) Risk Assessors Qualification
- First Aid Instructor & Mental Health First Aid Instructor
- Level 3 Teaching and Assessment Qualification
- British Standards Institute ISO Lead Auditor Qualification
- International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) | Oct 2010 – Present | Full Membership (MIIRSM)
- Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) | Aug 2010 – Present | Chartered Status (CMIOSH)
- Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) | Sep 2009 – Present | Practitioner Membership (PIEMA)
- The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) May 2018 – Present
- Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Professional White Card Holder
Get started with Kellsafe
For a free consultation, get in touch with Kelly to organise a free health & safety audit of your business, or if you have any questions about our service or courses, we’ll be glad to help.
Support clients to nurture a sustainable, safe, and healthy environment.
We will do this by:
Provide jargon-free information and advice: Deliver accessible, entertaining, and memorable training, providing sensible consultancy in proportion to the level of risk
Our Kellsafe Directors and consultants will be:
Caring, Friendly, Honest, Diplomatic, Discreet, Professional, Engaging, But above all, have a sense of humour!
Although health and safety must always come first, we believe that softer skills are equally important. All our consultants are encouraged to bring their engaging personalities to work, after all, that’s why they are part of our team.
What Our Clients Say
I received very positive feedback from the staff who attended the three-day first aid at work course, with one ex-nurse saying it was the best first aid training she has ever had.
Fiona | Head Teacher | Aston and Cote C of E Primary School | Oxfordshire
Kellsafe provided us with all the guidance, direction and support we needed as small but growing construction businesses. We know they are available to support our company whenever we need it. Kelly’s attention to detail and excellent customer service have been invaluable to us.
Simon Walker | Director Flint Property Group
As our family business expanded, we recognised the legal requirement to have documented policies and procedures in place. We engage with Kellsafe to create a user-friendly health and safety management system with relevant policies, forms, and templates to suit our needs. In addition, the Kellsafe team developed a construction phase plan template and various inspection checklists to support us in fulfilling our responsibilities as Principal Contractor, which we adapt and use at the start of every new project. As an additional service, Kelly personally made a successful application for Safe Contractor on our behalf, which allows us to demonstrate to our clients that we have the necessary health and safety arrangements in place to ensure the safety of our workers, visitors and contractors on our sites.
Rebecca Simmonds | Refurb Property Renovations
We have worked with Kellsafe since 2017 when we engaged Kelly Holifield to support our company with its health and safety, following the retirement of our previous industry-specific health and safety consultant. Kelly is highly qualified within the health and safety industry and has proven herself to be very technically knowledgeable, as well as extremely personable and helpful. Our former health and safety consultant worked solely within the laundry industry, and we wondered whether we would miss out on that in-house knowledge. However, we have not found that to be the case, and Kelly has been able to use the experience she has gained across the many organisations she has worked with to provide broad-reaching advice and support. She provides twice-yearly audits, as well as ad hoc advice whenever needed. Her reports have been detailed, yet concise, and have provided a good review of how we are doing. The recommendations have been well organised and with good advice, not only on what standard was achieved, but also on how to achieve higher standards. Last year, she suggested CTS should apply to ROSPA for a health and safety award, which we applied for at the end of January 2020. As a result, we have achieved a Gold Award, which we were delighted about. We would definitely not have entered without Kelly’s encouragement and belief in us and our health and safety practices. We would highly recommend Kelly’s services. She provides an extremely professional service, but is also supportive and approachable. We have continued to retain her services and have just renewed her annual contract again.
Mike and Christine Robinson
Mike and Christine Robinson | Directors, County Textile Services
Kelly is an excellent example of teaching with compassion and concern for her pupils. She makes all aspects of learning pleasurable, and is thoughtful, thorough, and understanding with all levels of participants. Kelly gets 10 out of 10 from me, and I’m sure she will get the same from everyone.
Carol | Aston Mile Farm
I highly recommend KellSafe, having just undertaken the IOSH Managing Safely. I came away from the course after learning a huge amount about my responsibilities and accountability regarding Health and Safety. All the sessions were engaging and relevant, delivered in a well-structured format with that all-important injection of humour. Kelly, who trained us, was incredibly knowledgeable and used industry-specific examples tailored to each delegate in the course, this made the content even more relevant and interesting. Lastly, we were provided with effective and fun revision sessions, which resulted in one of us winning chocolate! (More importantly, it resulted in us all passing). Overall, I have come away from the course not only to be more confident, but to be able to better discharge my managerial duties regarding Health & Safety.
Simon Tudor | IOSH Course Delegate
We have used Kelly for numerous training opportunities, including IOSH Managing Safely, Manual Handling Training and Auditor Training. Kelly is passionate about Health and Safety, and this is apparent in her delivery. When she makes the subject matter fun and interesting, the feedback we have received from all our colleagues is always positive. Kelly can also cater to your requirements, and she has done this for us on many occasions.
Neil Eastwood | EHS Compliance Manager | Noble Foods
My gardening business recently expanded, as did my team, and I need guidance and help to become HSE compliant. I couldn’t have made a better choice with Kellsafe. Kelly has been professional, competent, and reliable, and has put considerable time into developing a bespoke Health & Safety Policy, Risk Assessments, and COSHH Guidance. We had to meet several times over this process to fully understand the processes of my business. She was thorough in her approach and gained an in-depth understanding of my company, which was reflected in the policies she produced. Kelly also held an H&S training morning, which included a Basic Life Support training course for my whole team. It is well structured, interactive, and covers all facets of risk in the workplace. This helped me understand how to train my team and do toolbox talks in the future. Kelly was a pleasure to work with, always prompt with replies, and continued the work with me until I was thoroughly happy with every aspect of the whole system H&S Management System she had developed. I would highly recomment.
Owner | Rivermead Gardening
I attended the IOSH Managing Safety course run by Kelly Holifield in January 2019. With previously limited H&S experience, along with seven other attendees from various backgrounds (from Production to Marketing), I now fully appreciate the importance of H&S. I have a far more comprehensive understanding of how to manage risks and effectively apply H&S. Kelly’s teaching approach made the course both interesting and informative, and, dare I say it, enjoyable! As a direct result of this course, I have secured new clients, as I can now offer this additional and valuable service.
Kelly conducted an initial health and safety assessment at our holiday rental property, conducted a risk assessment throughout, advised on what steps we should take to mitigate potential risks, and also drafted a safety information notice that informs all guests of the steps they should take to ensure a safe holiday. I’ve since asked Kelly to return to ensure that the updates we’ve made to the house are sufficient. Kelly is very easy to work with, communicates clearly and succinctly, and has been entirely pragmatic in her approach. We would thoroughly recommend Kelly conduct similar work.
Holiday Rental Owner | Cirencester
Kellsafe provides expert consultancy services to QM Systems that have improved the company's working environment. They have pinpointed the needs of the company, not just statutory obligations. Kellsafe has used this understanding to engage at every level of the business in a relatable way, empowering all employees to contribute to a safe working culture. The training provided was first class, giving QM a real competitive edge. All services are delivered with complete thoroughness, diligence and integrity.
Operations Director | QM Systems
We have worked with Kelly and Kellsafe Ltd since 2017. Since then, she has provided fire training, manual handling, and refresher training to all staff. More importantly, Kelly has provided training and support to 2 members of staff to successfully complete the IOSH Managing Safety Certification successfully. Kellsafe is assisting the company with refreshing our risk assessments to become more robust and keep the company informed of any new legislation that may impact our industry. Kelly is informative, professional and approachable, and puts staff and management alike at ease in her presence. I recommend that anyone consider Kellsafe for all their health and safety requirements.
Managing Director | Holt Broadcast Services
Kelly was first introduced to us in 2017 and has since transformed all aspects of our Health & Safety practices, which has seen immediate results. Kelly, along with the Kellsafe team, has helped identify areas of improvement across the board and has helped us acquire the right tools to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors while on the premises. Kelly has helped us write COSHH assessments, vital when considering the various chemicals we use, and has provided staff with certified training courses that include Fire Safety, Manual Handling and First Aid. Kelly has also provided staff with the IOSH management safety course, enabling our workforce to keep up with the best possible practices daily. Kelly and her team are a pleasure to work with, and I would thoroughly recommend using Kellsafe for any of your Health and Safety needs.
Health and Safety Representative | Unimet Enamellers