With workers taking on high-risk activities every day, health and safety in manufacturing leaves no room for error. We provide the tools, technology and tailor-made solutions to inspire confidence, cut claims and transform team attitudes.
Our safety experts start with a solid understanding of your business, then shape a comprehensive H&S programme that addresses critical manufacturers' health and safety concerns such as machinery, handling and transport safety. We also conduct workplace noise assessments to keep you compliant with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations.
Faced with the challenges of warehouse logistics, materials handling and vehicle operation, health and safety in builders merchants is a serious concern – but it can still be simple to manage. Southalls pragmatic, professional support and user-friendly Safety Cloud software give you the tools to take control and the time to do your day job.
Our consultants push your approach beyond simple box-ticking, helping you transform standards and create a compliance-based culture. We start with a bespoke, business-wide safety audit based on your specific needs, as well as common issues of safety in builders merchants, then provide the hands-on expertise to ensure you meet legal requirements, and much more.
We helped them build an equally innovative safety solution for their own team that realised cost savings of 20%.
When East Anglia-based builders’ merchant Kent Blaxill were hit with a weighty fine for failing to ensure adequate separation of vehicles and pedestrians at its Colchester branch, the team got serious about safety.
They looked to Southalls to create a H&S solution that’s cut reported accidents by 43%, dropped manual handling injuries by 32% and boosted days on the job by 78%.
AJB Group had always been serious about safety, approaching it with the same care and attention as their high-performance residential and commercial joinery. So when a minor incident cued a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consultation, they looked to Southalls to cover compliance from every angle.
As business booms for online retailers, warehousing and storage safety has never played a more pivotal role in commercial success – and corporate reputation. We work with operators UK-wide to elevate standards, inspire confidence and give processes an expert edge.
Working in tandem with your team, Southalls delivers a compliance programme to tackle distribution safety rules and warehousing safety concerns, including handling and logistics, loading and unloading, racking and forklifts.
Take a large retail premises spread over indoor and outdoor environments, trailing hoses, water features, seasonal display changes, unwieldy, sharp and heavy product lines (what is the best way to carry a tree, a swing set, a fiberglass pond?) and combine with daily deliveries and moving forklift trucks - all within a unique ‘family-browsing’ setting. That’s a lot of health and safety considerations for any garden centre manager!
Steel stockholders and distributors John Tainton had worked hard to build a solid safety track record across their UK and Ireland operations. So when an incident prompted a visit from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), they partnered with Southalls to take their approach to the next level.
The partnership now covers ongoing operational support, long-term safety planning and bespoke staff training, set around teachers’ demanding curricular and club schedules.
With ambitious plans to expand their family of casually classic French restaurants, Bistrot Pierre needed a scalable safety solution that could hold its own across 21 thriving outlets. Southalls’ frontline EHO expertise guided the business as they grew, helping them set exemplary health and safety standards in every kitchen while delivering unforgettable experiences front of house.
With incident stats – from staff injuries to customer complaints and claims – captured on the Safety Cloud system, Bistrot Pierre were able to pinpoint hot spots, track trends and take proactive steps to prevent future civil action.
Using outdated tools to tackle compliance? Safety Cloud moves every part of H&S management online, replacing silo-based systems that let compliance duties, data and deadlines slip dangerously through the net.
The daily demands of health and safety in the metal industry can make or break businesses. We’ve transformed compliance standards for companies across UK metal and steel with specialist industrial H&S experience and a practical, results-driven approach.
Everything we do is about boosting efficiency, saving time and creating safety-wise workforces. As experts in health and safety in the steel industry, our consultants work one-to-one to understand your business, then build a bespoke compliance programme – including online and onsite training – to tackle your unique industrial safety concerns.
Whether you’re caring for pupils or opening your doors to the public, we understand the safety of your people is of paramount importance. Our hands-on school health and safety services provide progressive, practical routes to compliance.
To help you plot the way forward, Southalls lead education sector H&S consultants can help you outline critical considerations when designing your school's coronavirus response strategy. You'll also access a range of support services to assist you in implementing the right measures for your setting, in line with changing HSE and government guidelines.
Managing safety across a Multi-Academy Trust presents unique challenges. Our bespoke safety management software, Safety Cloud, centralises all compliance data, documents and processes, providing a shared online dashboard for reporting, tasks and training across your entire Trust.
Some health and safety stresses are too complex to take on alone – so we’re offering a free phone consultation with a senior H&S consultant in your sector.
Ask questions, get expert feedback on your 2021 plans or troubleshoot a particular safety stumbling block. Whatever’s worrying you about compliance, we’re here to lighten the load. And we promise, there’s no frustrating sales pitch to follow.