About Us

Safety Forward was founded in 2014 by the director Marisa Firkins following 22 years with the National Crime Agency.

Marisa saw an opportunity to create a forward thinking, innovative business that focused on a tailored service to meet the needs of the modern business. During the business development stages, Marisa saw that many organisations were signing up to the main health and safety providers only to find themselves locked in to lengthy contracts with only a generic suite of documents provided. This approach provides no value to business and only serves to be a tickbox exercise.

It was Marisa’s ambition to provide an unrivalled working partnership with her clients. Marisa believes that working close with her clients, they can become more confident to grow sustainably and without risk. Our clients tell us our people and our leader are our strength. We aim for our clients to be the same.

Safety Forward prides itself on great working relationships with it’s clients. We listen and analyse in order to create the best solution. We want to empower clients to understand that by looking after their most important asset, their people, they will create a strong workplace culture. Over the last 8 years, Safety Forward has transformed businesses to high performing levels of health and safety.

The team is a mixture of highly experienced professionals combined with new talent who are able to bring a fresh perspective on the needs of younger employees. Our workplace is a meeting of great minds. Safety Forward is like family. We grow together with commitment and energy.

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We’re a friendly team of experienced consultants, always on hand to take your call and tailor our service directly to your needs. We’re not a corporate or faceless call centre but a company that wants to work with you and not against you in delivering health & safety advice.

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What sets us apart

We are a business that ensures we treat our clients as individuals. We understand that, like us, they are unique. They have often been shaped over many years through challenging times and successful moments.

A great client has a real desire to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff. We have the best relationship with the companies who want more from our working relationship than a box ticking exercise.

Our history​​

The business was created by Marisa Firkins in 2014. Her desire to do things differently was born out of an ethical, visionary approach to workplace health and safety. Marisa now uses her experience to mentor and develop new and emerging talent both with her own team and through to her wide client and professional network.

The business has grown organically through referrals and reputation since its inception.

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