Small and medium businesses case studies
Read how these small businesses reaped the benefits of implementing good health and safety practice.
- IT: Cougar Automation Ltd
Cougar Automation more than halved sickness absence and improved staff retention by putting health and safety at the heart of their business
- Construction: Data Scaffolding Services Ltd
Investment in high quality equipment and training enabled Data Scaffolding to move from the domestic housing market to major construction projects with higher returns. They have also more than halved their insurance premiums
- Printing: Dolphin Printers
Rewriting the COSHH manual helped this print company to reduce operating costs, improve morale and keep insurance premiums static
- Building materials: Huntsmans Quarries Ltd
Improvement initiatives led to a prestigious Quarry Products Association (QPA) Health and Safety award, and reduced time lost through accidents, and improved productivity
- Building materials: Ibstock Brick Ltd
Working with an osteopath to taking a new approach to manual handling injuries, the company has reduced injuries and absences
- Engineering: Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd
Upgrading the company management systems to ISO 9001:2000 has improved customer confidence, increased orders, and a tenfold increase in productivity. It also means that this company can pre-qualify for tender opportunities.
- Engineering: Rosh Engineering Ltd
Rosh implemented a programme to ensure achievement of the high standards of health and safety required by centralised procurement processes. This has given them a competitive advantage