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Unit B7 Farrington Close, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5SH

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Conveyor and Packaging Systems in Preston | Best Practice for Working at Conveyors

If you’ve had one of our packaging or conveyor systems installed at your premises, you’ll understand the importance we place on health and safety. Our designers, mechanical engineering specialists, bespoke automated machinery and stainless steel fabrication teams at Singleton Engineering Solutions take the matter extremely seriously, and we encourage our clients to do the same.

Accidents or incidents can happen at any time and it’s important to have measures in place to avoid these if possible. Allowing staff or management to become lax about safety issues will be detrimental in the long run.

Please contact us to find out more about the measures we take to ensure our systems are installed with dedicated safety guards and protective shields. Our range of bespoke automated machinery is designed to guarantee your safety whilst improving output and time constraints.

For our clients in Preston and across the northwest, we’ve put together a list of safety pointers operatives and managers should adhere to when working near or at packaging systems or other similar machinery.

Be Alert

Our packaging and conveyor systems are fitted with safety guards to protect operators. Areas around these machines should be kept clear at all times and, if staff are walking underneath conveyors, the appropriate safety measures should be in place. Pay attention to your surroundings and encourage your staff to do the same. Learn the various parts of the machine and understand their role in production. The more knowledge you have, the safer your environment.

Protective Clothing
Anyone working at a conveyor should be wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment. The same rule applies to those working where machinery is present and operational. For example, our bespoke automated machinery, stainless steel fabrication teams, and mechanical engineering specialists must wear the appropriate PPE at our Burnley premises or on-site in Preston.

For conveyor operators, hair must be tied back, and clothing or jewellery must not be loose.

It’s essential to follow the correct procedures as outlined in the training courses all conveyor operators should attend. With health and safety an important part of the everyday working environment, constant training and upskilling is required to ensure everyone is fully capable of carrying out their duties safely and correctly. When this is the case the risk of injuries or delays in production due to human error is dramatically reduced.

Fully Trained and Qualified Company

As professional contractors, every member of our staff at Singleton Engineering Solutions is highly trained in their areas of expertise.

We’re NICEIC-approved, demonstrating our mechanical and electrical engineering specialists are fully trained to commission and install electrical systems. Our mild and stainless steel fabrication teams, and packaging and conveyor systems designers and installers, are all qualified to operate safely in their fields. We hold NVQs in Health & Safety and, between us at Singleton Engineering Solutions, we’re covered by the following:

IOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
IPAF - International Powered Access Federation
PASMA - Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association
SMSTS - Site Management Safety Training Scheme
SSSTS – Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme

Training is vital, as is constant upskilling and knowledge of all health and safety procedures.

Talk to us today if you’re looking for new and fully bespoke automated machinery. We are fully experienced in the design and fabrication of tailor-made systems for the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors throughout the northwest.

For packaging and conveyor systems in Preston or the surrounding areas, please contact Singleton Engineering Solutions on 01282 423198 or 07801 584417.


Unit B7 Farrington Close, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5SH