Sectors

Retail & Warehouses

Our health and safety experts know how to help retail outlets and warehouses improve the way they manage health and safety.

Our experienced, Chartered Health and Safety Practitioners have worked with a number of retailers and warehouses.

We understand the issues that can put your staff and your visitors at risk.  This means we can conduct a thorough assessment of your current situation and identify any corrective actions you will need to take in the short, medium and long term.

We understand that finding time to address these issues may be difficult and that it may also be hard to know where to start. However, if you do not take action you may find it difficult to present evidence of your compliance in the event of possible future legal action.

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We can also explain what you will need to do to remain compliant with the relevant legislation whilst providing your employees, customers and visitors with as safe an environment as possible.  This includes support with preparing COVID-19 risk assessments and assessing the measures you have in place to deal with the virus.

In the retail and warehouses sector there are a high number of preventable accidents and manual handling related injuries.  Staff may be at risk of falling objects, working at height and exposure to hazardous substances.  Therefore, it is important that staff members have the appropriate training.

We will also make sure it is easy to use our advice by making it straightforward, realistic and sensible.  We will set our suggestions out in clear, easy to follow steps and order them by priority so you can manage the implementation around your other responsibilities.

The areas we can help you with include:

  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Access to ongoing advice and support by appointing us as your ‘competent person’ as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Helping you make your shop, office, warehouse or call centre COVID-19 secure
  • Support with providing policies and procedures
  • Compliance audits of your current processes and procedures
  • Creating and implementing new processes, guides and checklists
  • Revising your home working protocols and providing advice on DSE issues
  • Advice on specific issues including driving for work, lone working, violence at work, manual handling
  • Advice on how to handle chemicals and other hazardous materials (COSHH)
  • Providing health and safety training for staff at all levels

What should you do next?

If you have any concerns you would like to discuss with our team, please contact David Paveley for a free initial discussion.

If you would like one of our team to come out to your premises to conduct an initial review, please call us on 01302 499050.

If you would like to request a risk assessment or compliance/assurance audit plan, please email David Paveley today.