Developing safe systems of work for a distribution company


Import / export company employing 30 people with offices in Manchester and warehousing in Yorkshire


  • Managers worried that staff could potentially have an accident or claim against the company as systems had developed over a number of years without control by management
  • Neighbouring company had had a visit from the HSE and had advised this company of improvements
  • Managers concerned safe systems not being adhered to
  • Company expanding and more open to litigation that could affect business
  • Identified new warehousing wanted systems to be correct and safe
  • Potential customers – high street shops wanted documented evidence of safety awareness


  • Introduced a new safety management system so that it was accurate and tailored to the business requirements
  • Company now fully aware of legal obligations, able to step by step improve systems, continually improving and educating / developing workforce
  • Introduced safety meetings improved communications
  • Gave peace of mind to directors
  • Acting as competent advisor

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