Health and safety within any factory or workshop is of key importance. Working in a sector which according to the HSE has high accident figures and accident cost rates in the UK, providing a safe working environment will not only protect your workforce and prevent prosecutions, but could also save you money and valuable production time.
Engineering, manufacturing and workshop environments have much legislation to comply with. As well as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requiring detailed risk assessments to identify workplace hazards, differing areas of legislation also require noise surveys if high noise levels are present; air monitoring if certain hazardous substances are being used; driver training for fork lift truck operators; and competent persons to carry out lifting equipment inspections. It may seem like you will never be able to understand or comply with all the legal safety requirements.
This is where Safety Shield Ltd can help. We can act as your competent advisor, highlighting what safety legislation you need to comply with, then either drafting all the necessary documents on your behalf and implementing them in your workplace, or training key persons in the use of our user-friendly health and safety management system for them to put into action themselves. We have a team of trainers who can carry out any training identified for your staff to ensure they work safely too. Training includes a basic introduction to health and safety, manual handling awareness and fire safety or the more specialist requirements for abrasive wheel operatives, fork lift truck drivers or company first aiders.
If highlighted by your insurers or others we can also carry out noise surveys, workplace air monitoring, HAV (Hand Arm Vibration) and whole body vibration monitoring and COSHH assessments. As well as having a team of associates who can advise on asbestos building surveys, Legionella testing and management and occupational health requirements.
At Safety Shield Ltd our aim is to try to find solutions for your safety problems not create new ones.