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Health and Safety in Engineering Workshops

There are thousands of accidents and cases of ill health reported to the Health and Safety Executive every year in engineering workshops. Almost two-thirds of all such incidents arise from the movement of people, goods and vehicles into, around and out of workshops.

In order to maintain health and safety standards engineering workshops it is important to identify the most frequent and serious risks and adopting the necessary precautions, taking account of time, money and resources.

So how can our health and safety consultants help?

Our health and safety in engineering workshops consultants will analyse the work you undertake throughout your organisation form receipt and delivery, movement of stock around the workshop e.g. forklifts and gantries, the machinery and equipment used, and the general layout and arrangements for the premises. This will enable our health and safety consultants to ensure that all the necessary control measures, maintenance procedures, monitoring, and provision of all the relevant health and safety information, instruction and training are being implemented.

Typical services our health and safety in engineering workshops consultants provide include:

  • Undertaking risk assessments of the work-shop activities; for example: Workplace transport arrangements for receipt and delivery and movement of stock with forklift trucks, use of gantries by ensuring suitable lift plans are in place; welding, cutting and grinding activities; and the use of workshop machinery.
  • Ensuring that health and safety training plans are formulated for high-risk elements of the business and are subsequently reviewed and updated on a periodic basis.
  • Assistance with the preparations of all the relevant paper work for installation, which includes; site specific risk assessments and method statements.
  • Ensuring that all relevant workshop machinery it subject to any relevant statutory inspections and routine maintenance, and that all the relevant safety features are in place such as guarding and emergency stops.

At Mentor our health and safety consultants want to provide guidance and instruction for employers and employees who run and work in engineering workshops, ranging from those who make their own products, to those who maintain and repair plant and machinery either independently or as part of a larger group. Our intention is to help you manage your own health and safety arrangements in safer, healthier and proactive ways.

If you would like to know more about our Health and Safety in Engineering Workshop safety packages then please contact one of our health and safety consultants on 08444 933 062.