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Banner and hoardings company

The Banner & Hoardings Printer & Installation Company

This company provide banners and hoardings to commercial and residential property developers. Their work activities involve the design, print and installation of signs at the perimeter of building sites. These vary in size from that of a rigid A4 sheet to a flexible 20 by 30 metre banner. Most installations are undertaken by three dedicated mobile teams. Large installations require significant planning and organisation if they are to be erected with safety and minimal disruption. The MD’s brief was to first identify areas of weakness via a mini audit, and subsequently develop strategies to minimise them.

This involved:

  • Spending time in discussion with most employees and observing key company activities.
  • Assisting managers to develop a set of generic risk assessments and method statements, and providing them with the skills to undertake site specific assessments when required.
  • Making management fully aware of product designers’ health and safety responsibilities.
  • Training all employees in safety awareness, manual handling and working at height.
  • Identifying that the use of van roof racks as work platforms is currently ill advised, but with the implementation of adequate control measures may become a source of economic advantage in the future.
  • Revamping the health and safety manual.

Postscript: Some 5 years on, this company remain a client, and after careful discussion and the implementation of new working practices, roof racks have been removed from all company vehicles.

 

Contact us today to discuss your needs or arrange a free Health and Safety review.