Access platforms for food manufacturing

When it comes to working at height, food and drink manufacturers are often under pressure to balance compliance and safety against budgets and productivity. Here at HLS, we’re dedicated to helping you meet your needs and reduce accidents in a cost-effective and efficient way.

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HLS Hugo high level cleaning in industrial bakery

Working at height in food and drink manufacturing

Many food and drink manufacturers are responsible for working at height on an almost daily basis – inspecting equipment, clearing blockages, high-level cleaning and so on. However, the pressure to maintain speed of production sometimes means this work is carried out in an unsafe and non-compliant way – mostly with ladders and stepladders, which cause some 40% of working at height accidents in the industry.

Having worked with some of the world’s biggest food and drink brands, HLS has a proven track record in solving food manufacturers’ unique compliance and safety challenges. Whether you need a specific access platform to maintain your factory, a bespoke solution or a consultancy service, we can help you comply with regulations, avoid accidents and near-misses, and maximise your site’s productivity.

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Rachel Riding

HLS working at height expert

“With the right access platform, food manufacturers can comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 without sacrificing on productivity. They can also make a massive difference to morale, and avoid any number of indirect costs around sick pay, overtime, increased insurance premiums and legal bills.”

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HLS work at height expert Rachel
”Controlling risk from working at height is an important priority because falls from height are the third highest cause of fatal injury in the food and drink industries, comprising 20% of fatal accidents.
Falls from height also result in around 80 major injuries (broken limbs, fractured skulls) each year, as well as a further 230 over-three-day absence injuries.”

HSE, A recipe for safety: Health and safety in food and drink manufacture (HSG252)

Some of our access platforms  and MEWPs already used in food and drink manufacturing

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