Health and safety in any warehouse or distribution centre is of key importance. Working in an environment where the main hazards present can result in the most frequently recorded workplace accidents by the HSE (manual handling injuries and slips, trips and falls from height), providing a safe working environment will not only protect your workforce but could also save you money.
On a daily basis your staff will be exposed to many workplace hazards that can affect their safety and health. The hazards may be from the high levels of manual handling when moving stock; working at height; lack of designated traffic management routes; or poor fire safety arrangements.
Warehouses and distribution companies have a copious amount of 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 pieces of legislation also require driver training for fork lift truck operators, manual handling awareness training for staff and detailed safe systems of work for activities carried out at height. It may seem like you will never be able to comply with all the legal safety requirements for your workplace.
This is where Safety Shield Ltd can be of 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 staff in the use of our user-friendly health and safety management system for them to apply on your behalf. 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 more specialist training for fork lift truck drivers, company first aiders or fire wardens.
At Safety Shield Ltd our aim is to try to find solutions for your safety problems not create new ones.