Health and safety within warehousing and logistics are particularly important for making sure that your business is fully compliant with the latest legislation, that employees are using best practices when lifting heavy equipment and that your health and safety policy is up to date and the best it can be. Work-related accidents and incidents within the warehousing and storage remain to be a major issue according to the HSE but health and safety consultants for warehousing just like Business Safety Solutions are here to offer both proactive and reactive health and safety services. In order, the manage the risk in warehousing and logistics, our outsourced health and safety consultants are here to offer direct solutions that keep everyone safe on-site during all hours.
For more information about our health and safety services for warehousing and storage companies, get in touch with our team at BSS today by calling us directly on 01244 455277. You can also use our online contact form.
Within warehousing and logistics, there are many potential hazards with the most common including slips, trips, manual handling, falls from ladders, and also from people being struck by falling objects that haven’t been properly secured. Accidents and fatalities can also occur from incorrect procedures and lifting techniques. Fortunately, as your local health and safety trusted partner, we are here to provide effective health and safety management. Our first step as a general rule of thumb is to undertake a health and safety audit to evaluate the processes that you have in place currently. After we have undertaken the audit, we will then suggest improvements or alterations if possible to current health and safety practices for the best interest of your premises, workforce, equipment, and of course, your reputation.
As a fully outsourced health and safety solution, we can keep you up to date with the latest legislation and legal requirements concerning cleanliness, floor conditions, falling objects, ventilation, and much more. At Business Safety Solutions, we offer a flexible service and can tailor our training and services to your exact requirements. We already have a number of warehousing and logistic companies on board with our services and we are looking to grow that number, providing expert health and safety services so that you can focus on growing your business and doing what you do best.
Here at Business Safety Solutions, our in-person services, such as audits, policies, and risk assessments are the main services we offer. However, we do also provide online health and safety courses for managers and workers to undertake in their own time and at their own pace. Courses that are relevant for warehousing and logistics include slips, trips, and falls, personal protective equipment, noise awareness, and many more.
Warehousing Health & Safety Services
Business Safety Solutions provide a wide range of health and safety services for warehousing and logistics companies to ensure full compliance. Services that we offer include the following;-
Safe Operation Procedures
Safe Operating Procedures are imperative within warehousing. Within a typical warehouse, you have heavy equipment and machinery and therefore, your workforce should have A SOP (safe operating procedure) in place that outlines the step-by-step instructions that help them to carry out routine operations with the risk of injury eliminated. Ultimately, an SOP is a playbook that tells you how to perform routine operations, therefore eliminating any guessing which often leads to injuries and sometimes even fatalities. Moreover, having an SOP document in place and readily available to use saves a lot of time which therefore has a positive impact on employee productivity. Business Safety Solutions are able to provide and write direct SOP templates that include titles, introductions, the scope of the SOP, and key contacts.
Health & Safety Audits
Here at Business Safety Solutions, we also provide fully comprehensive health and safety audits for warehousing and logistics-type companies. H & S audits consist of a comprehensive audit that evaluates your current processes and makes recommendations wherever we see fit to comply with the latest legislations and to keep employees safe. There are four main points that a typical H & S audit should evaluate which include the management team’s competence, frequency of safety checks, current systems in place for reporting hazards, and also analyzing current fire risk assessment processes. With the health and safety audits that we provide, we usually spend a minimum of one full working day at your premises looking at the above key areas.
Fire Risk Assessments
Completing fire risk assessments for your warehouse, factory, or storage units is absolutely essential to significantly risk the event of a fire, therefore protecting your workforce and expensive business machinery and stock. Undertaking annual fire risk assessments is a legal obligation for warehouse owners and failure to comply could result in heavy prosecutions and fines. It is your responsibility as the property owner to minimize fire risk but we understand that doing this properly requires expert health and safety consultancy services which is exactly what you get with Business Safety Solutions.