About us

2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement:

We can support your business in these difficult times.

  • We can provide all health and safety services now including COVID-19 Audits; Food Safety & Hygiene Audits; Fire Risk Assessments; H&S Audits; Legionella Audits; Disability Access Audits.
  • If you need a re-opening on-site inspection or visit, please call.
  • We can also assist via email, Zoom or other video links.

If you have any H&S concerns, please contact us:


020 8406 5039 (9am to 5pm)

Safety is the Key Ltd is led by Shabbir – a passionate health and safety professional. For over 30 years, the team has helped a range of small to medium businesses implement Simple, Sensible, Safety.

With an engineering background, Shabbir fell into health and safety after many years working as a maintenance technician in a sausage factory. Workplace accidents were common there and one day, being one of the few engineers left with ten fingers, he was asked to become the factory Health and Safety Officer.

Thirty two years on, he still has ten fingers (!) and, as Director of Safety is the Key Ltd, he and his team have helped thousands of businesses implement his passion: Simple. Sensible. Safety. This can:

  • help avoid workplace accidents and incidents;
  • comply with H&S legislation;
  • stay out of trouble with H&S, Fire and Insurance Inspectors;
  • gain new business by showing high standards of workplace health and safety.

The team and Company qualifications and registrations include:

  1. DipNEBOSH (Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health).
  2. CMIOSH (Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health No. 012794).
  3. OSHCR (Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register).
  4. MIIRSM (Member of the International Institute of Risk Safety Management)
  5. CSCS Card for construction site inspections.
  6. DBS registered (Disclosure and Barring Service).
  7. MIWFM (Member of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management).
  8. RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents No. M407704259).
  9. CHAS Accreditation (Construction Health and Safety).
  10. British Safety Council Member.

Shabbir CV

My work involves undertaking all aspects of workplace health & safety on behalf of a large variety of small to medium businesses. Read more…



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