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Health and Safety for Manufacturing, Engineering & Chemical Processing Companies

The manufacturing, engineering and chemical processing sectors are made up of a diverse range of industries employing millions of workers with the potential for numerous serious risks to the health and safety of those employed.

In manufacturing alone, the HSE report that over the last 5 years, each year an average of 22 workers died in workplace accidents with an average of more than 3,100 reports of major injuries and about 4,100 reports of injuries that kept workers away from work for seven days or more.  In addition, many workers in these sectors suffer ill health from workplace exposures.

As with all sectors, successful health and safety management in these industries is about identifying the most frequent and serious risks and adopting the right precautions to minimise them

The risk of exposure to asbestos often found in older manufacturing buildings, fire and explosion of flammable materials stored and used within processing, exposure to dangerous chemicals, accidents involving plant or machinery are just a few of the potential dangers facing employees in addition to occupational health issues such as airborne hazards, industrial noise, or vibration.

As the owner or manager of the facility you will be acutely aware of your duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both your employees and customers, however it can often be helpful to have additional support from an external Health and Safety company, such as Sureteam.

Whether completing an audit of your current procedures, helping with the completion of Risk Assessments or simply providing training to your team, we have a range of practical solutions that can help ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone.

Give us a call

Our team are on hand for any advice you need give us a call on 01666 503686 to discuss your health and safety needs. With Sureteam, you have got it covered.

Main areas for consideration include:

Air Quality

Different methods of ventilation may be required where work generates hazardous airborne pollutants. It’s important to continue to monitor the air in these environments.

Hazardous Chemicals

Exposure to harmful levels of solvents needs to be assessed in line with COSHH. You must determine how potentially dangerous substances are being used and how that risk can be minimised. Find out more here.

Fire & Explosion

The risk of fire and explosion from flammable materials stored or used within the premises needs to be understood and managed as well as all staff fully trained in fire safety. Find out more here.

How we can help support you

Health and Safety Audit

Our experienced team of health and safety consultants can be commissioned to undertake a full audit of your health and safety systems. Following this review, we will produce a tailored, comprehensive report which details where the gaps are in your Health and Safety.

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments of all activities, including those undertaken by employees, must be completed with an assessment of any activity which could affect the safety of persons using the centre. The COVID-19 outbreak also possesses a risk to all businesses which must be assessed.


We can provide your business with ongoing consultancy to ensure you have the proactive support needed to prevent health and safety failures. We will work closely with you to generate straightforward, practical solutions to ensure you’re complying with UK health and safety legislation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have a full suite of training courses available, the majority of which can be completed online. From First Aid, to Fire Safety, COSHH to Face Fit Testing as well as wider courses on general health and safety and completion of Risk Assessments.

Click here to see our entire suite of courses.

Yes! We can help maintain your equipment and keep them safe to use with our PAT testing service.

Yes, we are currently providing a stand-alone service at a competitive fixed price to provide assistance with COVID-19 Risk Assessments to give added piece of mind that your business is putting the correct measures in place. This is particularly important when considering the risk of Legionella as water systems are turned off during periods of lockdown.

To find out more, speak to one of the team on 01666 503686 or read more here.

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What Our Clients Have to Say...

In an ever demanding market the necessary credentials are at the forefront of every large contractors mind. They need to know and prove that the people they have working for them are safe. It’s with the credentials secured with Sureteam that we can now move forward as a business.

Richard Bennett, Managing Director – Visionary Painting & Decorating Ltd

Sureteam are one of BAE Systems Naval Ships main SHE training providers with a team of dedicated well versed professionals who deliver the highest quality of SHE training required by the business. We have been working in partnership for a number of years and I am delighted to say that during this period Sureteam have been flexible in their approach and very supportive to our ever growing and changing business strategies. I am confident that this partnership will continue to develop and that we will remain working closely together to ensure that SHE  training evolves  through innovations and that this training is supporting the development and knowledge of our workforce at all levels.

Irene Bocutt – SHE Training Provide – BAE Systems Naval Ships Limited