Factories and Workshops

It is not unusual for clients to contact us after a visit from the Health and Safety Executive or their insurance company/broker.

Staff operating dangerous equipmentMaintaining productivity whilst meeting your legislative responsibilities is a difficult balance and an experienced consultant from Aegis Safety can help you by providing practical solutions to the challenge of achieving industrial safety and safety on the job.

We are skilled in working with both senior management and staff in the workshop, knowing which approach to bring the best results. Health and safety may be common sense but that does not mean it is easy to apply.

What is health and safety in the workplace?

All too often a lack of basic safety procedures such as good housekeeping and regular cleaning result in accidents such as cuts and pulled muscles. Poor guarding of machinery can result in serious injury as a result of entanglement; a lack of fume or dust extraction can subject employees to respiratory problems; oil on a floor could result in slipping; permanent or temporary deafness can result from a lack of hearing protection.

Examples of different types of businesses that use factories and workshops, and are required to meet specific health and safety legislation include:

  • Engineering
  • Woodworking
  • motor vehicle repair and manufacture
  • ceramics
  • fabrication
  • paper mills
  • leather and footwear industries
  • waste and recycling
  • stonemasonry

Aegis Safety Consultancy recognises that factories and workshops can be amongst the most hazardous environments within the workplace.  Our proactive approach is taken towards health & safety as this will not only ensure that the environment is safe and complies with health and safety regulations but can also increase the productivity of your business.

Aegis has an approach which can ensure that health & safety can be monitored and continuously improved. We cover all areas of health & safety within factories and workshops including the following:

  • Development of a health and safety policy specific to your company’s needs
  • Documented risk assessments
  • Documented arrangements for the planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of health & safety arrangements (i.e. health & safety management procedures)
  • Health and safety training
  • Managing and assessing contractor competency
  • Noise assessments
  • Machinery guarding and maintenance
  • Safety audits with recommendations and an action plan
  • Safety Inspections
  • Fire risk assessment and fire floor plans

We can also organise health surveillance, LEV testing and Asbestos surveys.

Aegis Safety Consultancy can assist your business by providing practical tailored solutions to any issues; from hazard assessment to regular site inspections. Please contact us on +44 (0)1434 674820 or send us and enquiry via email to discuss your health and safety requirements or to arrange a free health and safety assessment. 


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