Sectors

Manufacturing

Using our vast experience of the industry we can help you comply with your health and safety requirements.

Our team of highly experienced health and safety specialists have worked with manufacturers in industries including steel, metal work, pharmaceuticals, food production, electronics, aviation, vehicles, rail, CNC machining, injection moulding, ceramics and printing.  They will identify and remedy the potential health and safety issues that could affect your staff and their health and performance.

We can assess your current situation, review your policies and procedures, highlight possible concerns and then put together a clear, straightforward and practical plan that once implemented will ensure you provide a healthy and safe working environment for your employees.

We apply our experience of manufacturing industries to deliver specialist workplace solutions to help you meet and exceed your legal responsibilities and be confident in your health and safety policies and practices.

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There are several very important reasons for taking a proactive approach to the way you manage health and safety.  Adequate health and safety management can increase staff productivity, prevent occupational disease, and help to prevent incidents that may lead to possible reputational damage or compensation claims.

Our team has experience of working for the HSE.  This provides us with a unique insight that enables us to ensure that policies and practices are in line with current regulations and provide effective evidence of compliance in the event of future legal action.

Manufacturing is a varied industry where workers may be at risk from a range of health and safety risks; noise, chemical exposure, dust, fumes, musculoskeletal issues, and COVID-19 amongst others.

If you are not sure exactly what to look for or which particular pieces of legislation you need to comply with, we can help.

The areas we can help you with include:

  • Conducting thorough risk assessments and/or review of your current policies and procedures
  • Help with focused risk assessments (manual handling, COSHH, DSEAR, fire, asbestos, lead, legionella)
  • Help with the management of chemical and physical hazards including dust, silica, DEEE, noise and vibration
  • Complete personal air monitoring for COSHH compliance (including activities involving woodworking or respirable crystalline silica)
  • Complete noise and vibration surveys
  • Noise surveys
  • Dust surveys
  • Specific regulatory advice on the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
  • Providing the guides and checklists you will need to maintain effective health and safety standards onsite
  • Delivering training courses for your workers, site managers and directors
  • Making sure your plant or factory is COVID-19 secure

As we have worked with a large number of manufacturers, we understand that if you are part of a larger international business you may also be under pressure from your own internal audits as well as from HSE inspections.  We can help you prepare for internal audits and put together a plan that meets and exceeds both your company’s policies and the HSE’s requirements.

Our team includes Fit2Fit accredited face fit-testers who can help with queries related to Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and fit-testing.

What should you do next?

If you would like to speak to our manufacturing expert, Rosie McKay, please contact her by phone on 01302 499055, email rosiemckay@pragmaandassociates.co.uk or use our contact us form for a free initial consultation.

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