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Health & Safety Support for Wholesale & Distribution

Wholesale and distribution centres offer a wide range of potential risks from general slips, trips and falls, to more specific areas including poor mechanical handling and electrical safety.  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 at your centre.  Call us on 01666 503686 to have a no obligation chat with one of our highly qualified health and safety consultants.

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:

Working at Heights

Along with slips and trips, falls from a height are the most common cause of injuries in the workplace. Reasonable measures need to be in place to minimise this risk as much as possible.

Manual Handling

If your day to day work involves transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force including lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling, then you must assess and manage the risk of manual handling under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. Find out more here.

Fire Safety

Potential sources of ignition including friction generated from mechanical equipment, poor electrical installations and more can cause a risk of fire. The risk of injury is increased where fuel is provided, such as high piled goods stored on racking. 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 anyone’s safety. The COVID-19 outbreak also possesses a risk to wholesale and distribution centres with the volume of traffic and use of equipment.


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, Manual Handling or COSHH as well as wider courses on general health and safety and completion of Risk Assessments.

Click here to see our entire suite of courses.

Risk Assessments should be continually reviewed and updated every time there is either a significant change in health and safety regulations or a change to your business processes and/or environment.

If it has been a while since you reviewed your policy and processes, we can provide a stand-alone health and safety audit to ensure you are up to date and fully compliant.

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