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Safety for builders merchants

Comprehensive compliance support

Our former environmental health officers identify site hazards and shape bespoke safety programmes to tackle the warehousing and distribution sector's most common risks – from racking systems and manual handling to forklifts and workplace transport.

Locate emerging safety issues

Our onsite visits reveal risks before they become compliance breaches. Focus areas include slips and trips, working at height, falling objects and manual handling.

Navigate sector regulations

We guide you through the safety laws shaping the warehousing and distribution industry – and ensure your policies, procedures and working practices reflect current best practice.

Implement custom compliance solutions

Our experts build personalised H&S plans to help you meet your compliance goals, covering warehouse risk assessments, driver training, equipment safety and more.

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Create a consistent, cost-effective safety plan

We help you build a scalable warehouse and logistics safety policy that fits the bill for all your sites. So whatever your business size, your team follow the same money-saving steps to compliance - across accident prevention, equipment checks and staff training.

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Clear safety documentation

Custom risk assessments, guidelines and employee handbooks target behavioural, vehicle and storage safety hazards.

Online compliance training

E-learning modules highlight key warehouse safety topics, including pallet racking, forklift operation and manual handling.

Onsite staff check-ins

Consultant visits include staff check-ins to ensure employees understand your safety strategy - and their role in meeting compliance targets.

Standard policies and procedures

We establish a shared path to compliance, including common approaches to daily duties, accident management and emergency response.

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Stay in control of safety issues

You're required by law to protect the health, safety and welfare of anyone on your site – which means cracking down on compliance concerns before they cause injuries, incidents or worse. Our services focus on proactive risk prevention.

Risk assessments to uncover onsite safety concerns.

Practical plans to address immediate hazards.

Company-wide H&S programmes, staff training and support to head off accidents and legal action.

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Learn more about our services

Schedule an informal chat with an Opus consultant to learn how we can improve employee health and safety across your business.

Your partner in compliance

'John and his team provide top-quality health and safety advice with practical support. Through wide industry experience, John delivers an integrated service that links with the needs of the client.'

Health and safety consultancy

Opus Safety Partnership

Everything you need for a safer workplace – in one end-to-end service. A customised compliance programme. Ongoing support. And a dedicated H&S expert, whenever you need them.

Business risk analysis

Pinpoint compliance issues and map out improvement measures.

Full site audit
Hazard profiling
Solutions planning

Policies and processes

Review, upgrade and standardise safety documents and procedures.

Tailored risk assessments
Staff handbooks and policies
Safe systems of work

Work-saving software

Action key H&S data and deliverables with one intuitive tool.

Cloud-based hub for all staff
Tasks, training and reporting
24/7 access on any device

Strategic guidance

Maintain excellence with practical help and long-term risk prevention.

One-to-one support
Regular contact
Forward-looking advice
audits and assessments

Secure, compliant and 100% confident

Our employee training programmes and one-off risk assessments, surveys and audits deliver peace of mind for your people – and a safer way forward for you.

Operate on the right side of regulations

Avoid penalties and exceed your legal requirements with expert-led risk assessments, audits and surveys that go beyond the bare minimum.

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Our customers stay with us - here's why

Lasting relationships aren't based on luck. Our team go above and beyond to earn your business - every day, on every project.

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Builders merchant client

"A trustworthy and meticulous operator who is always ready with the right advice in a given situation."

Warehousing and distribution client

"Very personable and easy to work with, as well as being very knowledgeable."

Non-profit organisation client

"Delivers to the highest standards and is trustworthy and consistent. Value for money, in my opinion."

Distribution client

"Very approachable, very informative and always willing to help when I face an area of concern I don't have the knowledge or expertise to deal with."

Food manufacturing client

"I have been very impressed with the service John and the team provide, and how they have adapted to support our changing business. I would recommend them without hesitation."

Manufacturing client

"They provide confidence and integrity, constantly updating clients and delivering expert follow-through."

Education sector client

"Knowledgable, experienced, trustworthy and reliable."

Builders merchant client

"We have now been working with John for a number of years and have total confidence in his knowledge and expertise in providing external health and safety support to our branches."

Distribution client

"Always professional with clear and concise communication."