Company launches www.goodtogosafety.co.uk product range for warehouse equipment.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 emphasised the need for companies and individuals to keep their health and safety management systems under review, in particular, the way in which their activities are managed by senior management.
With this in mind Good to Go Safety has been designed to ensure employers meet their obligations under PUWER and help work towards providing a safer work environment. Graham Halliday, product manager, explains: “We wanted to offer a solution that would provide: essential pre-use equipment checks; records of all inspections for management & maintenance programmes and a visual indication on the equipment that a check had been carried out; and flexibility in terms of frequency of inspections”.
It was also important that the SEMS would be easy for a company to implement and understand in order to maximise employee buy-in to the scheme, encouraging operatives to take ownership for their own safety.
A tag (universal in design, allowing attachment to all equipment types) is attached and immediately displays a Do Not Use message until such time that a check has been completed; an equipment specific checklist is used to carry out the inspection, with a duplicate carbon copy automatically created and retained as part of an audit trail; the completed checklist is signed and dated before being placed inside the tag to clearly indicate when it is Good to Go (a tamper evident seal can also be fitted to deter unauthorised removal or alteration of the insert).
Over the past 12 months the company has been working hard behind the scenes on product improvements, developing a new e-commerce website and producing several new additions to the range, all of which can now be viewed at www.goodtogosafety.co.uk.
Preventative action is key to safety, by introducing proactive inspection regimes such as Good to Go Safety, not only do you reduce the potential for accidents but you can also save money by identifying faults early (before they develop into a costly repair). Being proactive rather than reactive with equipment management will ensure that you, your equipment and employees are always “good to go”.
Available as individual components or as kits providing everything you need for a year of daily or weekly inspections, systems are currently available for the following equipment types: Forklift, Ladder/Steps, Scaffold Tower, Podium Steps, MEWP (scissor lift/cherry picker), Pallet Racking, Pallet Truck, Scaffolding, Harness, Fleet Vehicles and there is even an option to create your own checklist.