Health and Safety

There is no substitute for Health & Safety awareness in Design Technology and Science areas, where hazards are constantly present. Especially the air you breathe! Therefore, when working in, designing or upgrading a department or just purchasing a single item of machinery, care must be taken. Do you know the implications of the COSHH Regulations, BS4163:2014, PUWER Regulations, Building Bulletin 81 HSG Note 258, BB88, Manual Handling 16th  Edition, Gas Safe Register, EH40 Or Guidance notes EH 54 and 55 If you do not, the activities, works or equipment you use or carry could well be illegal  or just waiting for an accident to happen.

HME Technology can provide comprehensive risk assessments for full turnkey projects or for just a single machine to ensure individual needs and Health & Safety requirements are met. Rooms can be individually checked to ensure the electric, gas, lighting, floors and walls are suitable. HME will carry out thorough examinations and conformity checks on machinery to ensure guards and switches are up-to-standard, with full reports and certification (or upgrading reports) issued. For many years HME have been manufacturers of educational equipment and Local Exhaust Ventilation plant, removing fumes and dust particulate from work areas. With our knowledge and classroom experience we are able to test and certificate all of your L.E.V. plant. In fact, our Health & Safety services cover Regulations 6 to 10 of COSHH.

With the historic experience of asbestos, the diseases induced by subjection to fumes and dust particulate may take years to appear - therefore regular testing of the plant is essential.

HME is a Gas Safe Register installation company and uses NICEIC electrical approved engineers ensuring all works will be carried out to current standards. We are also an ISO.9001:2008 Quality Assured company, so you can be confident that equipment leaving our factory is of the highest quality and complies with all relevant CE standards, as well as being CHAS approved contractors. All our work is carried out to a high standard to comply with the latest legal requirements regarding electrics, gas and COSHH.

Contractors Heath and Safety Assessment Scheme

The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) was initially developed in 1997, when a group of health and safety professionals in Great Britain began working in conjunction with the Association of London government. The scheme was started with two main aims :

  • To improve health and safety standards across Great Britain.
  • To reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers.

Through being CHAS approved, our clients can be assured that all of our health and safety standards and practises are fully approved.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme

At various stages throughout a new build, members of HME staff may be required to visit the site of the new development. Upon arrival, not only will our employees be suitably prepared with their own  Personal Protection Equipment, but will always have their CSCS card to hand.

"CSCS cards are increasingly demanded as proof of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others. They cover hundreds of occupations so whatever you do in construction there will be a card that is suitable for you."

Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register is the official body for gas safety in United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey. If gas appliances are not installed properly or serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer, it can lead to gas leaks that cause fire, explosion and carbon monoxide poisoning. The effects of this are serious injuries, long term health problems and death. HME Technology employ registered GasSafe engineers, so you can be assured that all our installations and maintenance procedures are being carried out by qualified and approved technicians.

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS means that evaluators i.e. testing and calibration laboratories, certification and inspection bodies have been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability. It is the ability to distinguish between a proven, competent evaluator that ensures that the selection of a laboratory, certification or inspection body is an informed choice and not a gamble. UKAS accreditation means the evaluator can show to its customer that it has been successful at meeting the requirements of international accreditation standards.

This means that the customer reduces the risk of selecting an incompetent evaluator and paying for, or more seriously, acting upon invalid results.


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