According to the Health and Safety Executive, over two hundred people are killed in accidents at work each year and over one million people are injured.
As a business, Stead Engineering has a positive Health and Safety culture, undertaking regular training throughout the year to update on the use of equipment and machinery and to meet the requirements of legislation set out by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015), which says what people involved in construction work need to do to protect themselves from harm and anyone around them.
Each member of our team is responsible, paying due care and attention to every aspect of their role, bearing Health and Safety in mind for each job that is managed in the workshop through the design, construction and installation phases.
Recently we ran forklift training and a manual handling course. Many of the items we produce and the components we use are heavy and awkward to move around. But each member of our team knows how to safely lift and transport these items, keeping themselves and others out of danger whilst avoiding damage to our equipment.
Quite often the most important factor with Health and Safety is enabling employees to identify potential risks and hazards before they occur and so we have undertaken a Manual Handling course with DDR Consultants and forklift training with Portull.
An accident is exactly that, something that wasn’t expected to occur. But we aim to keep our team safe and healthy at all times and by providing training and support, we can ensure safety measures are put in place and adhered to at all times. This in turn helps to prevent accidents from taking place at all.