Many manufacturers and engineering firms have employees working at height on an almost daily basis – whether as part of the production process, in picking applications, or in maintaining production machinery. However, the pressure to maintain speed of production sometimes means this work is carried out in an unsafe and non-compliant way – with 8,702 employees injured each year when working at height (UK HSE statistics), this is something that must be addressed to keep employees safe and avoid timely and costly prosecutions. While the HSE provide general work at height guidance through their WAIT tool, they cannot account for the specialised work done in factories where workers must navigate complex production line equipment, and other fixed plant.
HLS are well placed to help guide manufacturers, and have a proven track record in providing both off-the-shelf and bespoke access platforms for manufacturing and engineering facilities, solving their unique compliance and safety challenges. Whether you need a specific MEWP, a specialist aluminium platform, a bespoke solution or our consultancy service, we can help you comply with regulations, avoid accidents and near-misses, and maximise your site’s productivity.
HLS working at height expert
“With the right access platform, manufacturers and engineers can comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 without sacrificing 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.”
UK Health & Safety Executive