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Warehouse & Storage Units

It is estimated for the years 2016/17 there were an estimated 39,000 serious injuries whilst in the same period, 14 people were fatally injured in the transport and storage industry, all of which could have been avoided.

Warehousing and distribution businesses can be a relatively high risk due to a number of issues including:

  • Goods being stored at height

  • The use of Fork Lift and Pallet Trucks

  • Manual Handling issues

  • Workplace Transport issues

  • Loading and Unloading procedures

A further complication is the transient nature of the workforce. Temporary staff are often used at busy times of year, and even permanent members of staff can tend to move jobs more frequently than in other industries.

As well as warehouse staff , there are also a number of administration staff onsite. Although these people tend to work mainly in the office, there are occasions when they need to speak face-to-face with warehouse staff, so they need clear guidance as to where they can and can’t go within the premises, and any measures they need to take when entering the warehouse.


How We Will Help

  • Initial visit to audit the business

  • Regular follow-up visits to work through action points of initial audit

  • Create a health and safety policy

  • Fire risk assessment

  • Maual handling training

  • Fire safety awareness trainin

  • Compiling necessary inventories and matrix's such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

  • Noise assessments

  • Asbestos surveys

  • HSG76 guidance

  • 24/7 Incident helpline

All of these challenges make it harder to embed and maintain processes and procedures which keep Health & Safety in the
forefront of the minds of the workforce.

The concern could be that you may not anybody within the business with the relevant Health & Safety qualifications to implement a suitable management system to ensure the complex nature of their operations run safely and in accordance with UK legislative requirements.

At CPSM we would to act as your ‘Competent Person’ as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. 

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