...advises Brady’s Liz Gallagher. She explains how a free, no obligation site visit from a Brady expert could help achieve optimum production within a safe working environment, where all employees are protected.
A story caught my eye recently regarding the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) bringing a successful proactive prosecution against a specialist food factory for failing to adequately protect its workers. This kind of court case will no doubt become more frequent as accident prevention becomes the driver. The frustrating thing is, that it is far quicker, easier and more streamlined to ensure that a written procedure is in place to ensure compliance. I spend a lot of my working time visiting clients on site visits – these visits are totally free, with no obligation, and could result in one of our experts supporting fast, easy to implement solutions. Our site visits are extremely productive and we often collaborate with our clients to set up procedures which are aimed at maintaining optimum production and compliance with safe working to ensure all employees are protected. I don’t like to boast obviously, but we are lucky to have some of the biggest names in industry as our clients, and while I won’t mention names, it’s fair enough to state that whether you’re involved in space travel, underwater exploration, diamond mining or arctic expeditions you’ll know Brady and will have used our products. These examples are of extreme activities Brady supports globally, thankfully most of our clients tend to operate locally in the UK, making visiting a little easier!
I’m hoping that visitors to the Safety and Health Expo at the NEC this year (May 15-17) will take up the same offer to discuss any safety signage or identification concerns they may have by popping along to Stand 110 in Hall 1. As well as the opportunity to win a BBP 31 printer, everyone is welcome to ask their very own expert questions on any safety matter from new legislation to pipemarkers, DIY sign printing, which lockout tagout product to use and spill control mats, kits and materials. We’ll have examples of a huge range of our solutions ready for live demonstrations of how easy life can be with Brady. Shows are a great opportunity to have some really good one to one meetings – we’re there to suggest solutions, so why not bring your queries along? [Just refer to the ‘Ask the Expert’ article and we’ll have a safety padlock from our new range as a welcome gift for you]. If you can’t make it to Birmingham for the show, why not visit www.brady.co.uk/safety and book your own free-of-charge site visit? Who knows what it could save you in terms of time, production, injury and cost?
The case I opened this month’s column with just goes to prove that safety is, I’m sure, number one on any improvement priority list. Any accident, injury or health problem will have a big impact not only on production, brand perception and reputation, but also on workforce morale, so why take the risk?