The manufacturing sector is made up of a range of diverse industries with an estimated 2 million workers in the UK alone. Unfortunately, the manufacturing sector has one of the highest amounts of death and serious incidents which often happen as a result of business owners seeing health and safety as a box ticking exercise. This could not be further than the truth.
Many manufacturing workers get seriously ill from workplace exposures and also get injured from workplace equipment and machinery which often comes as a result of a lack of training or assistance.
The good news is that the vast majority of workplace activities and incidents are avoidable when health and safety practices are properly implemented with a trusted health and safety partner just like Business Safety Solutions. Understanding the latest developments and legislations within the industry and sector is paramount to ensuring you are keeping compliant and avoiding potential prosecutions.
Risk mitigation is imperative when it comes to health and safety within manufacturing. Minimising risk and undertaking health and safety audits is proven to prevent hundreds of workplace incidents from happening every single year. Consulting employees is an essential course of action to take to ensure open dialogue between managers, employees, employers and visitors so that everyone is on the same page when your general stance on health and safety.
Manufacturing Health & Safety Services
Business Safety Solutions provide a wide range of health and safety services for manufacturing businesses to ensure full compliance. Services that we offer include the following;-
Safe Operating Procedures
A safe operating procedure is a written document that provides step by step instructions on how to safely perform a task or activity. This written document should be carefully planned and written out for every single task or activity that comes with a degree of risk to an employee or persons health or safety. Safe operating procedures – also known as SOP – should include the basics steps that are clear to read and identify with. They should also include step by step instructions with photos and diagrams included where it makes sense to do so. Hazard identification should also be outlined which should be followed by document control methods and reviews at least once per year.
Health & Safety Audits
Health and safety audits are another health and safety service that we provide at Business Safety Solutions. Although audits can be completed internally, it is highly recommend to professional consultants and services just like ours to ensure you are fully compliant as we have the attention to detail that you require. We follow proven health and safety procedures that will start with conducting an open meeting with all relevant members of staff to discuss current procedures and practices. The main purpose of health and safety audits that we provide is to spot any potential hazards or loop holes that could result in employee injury, harm and business prosecution. Risk assessment plays a bit part in our health and safety audits that we carry out in the manufacturing sector.
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assessments within factories and warehouses are not just a legal obligation but they are paramount for ensuring the safety and well-being of all employees, visitors and people within the premises. Business Safety Solutions provide comprehensive fire risk assessments for manufacturers throughout Greater Manchester and Cheshire in line with the latest legislations. Upon completion of your annual fire risk assessment, you will be certified to show that you are fully compliant with the latest laws and fire legislations.