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Friday Panic to Monday Relief: How We Saved A Business From Shutdown 

 Our strategic intervention prevented a UK-based manufacturer from facing a costly shutdown due to overlooked certifications. This real-world example highlights our commitment to outstanding customer service, agile problem-solving, and how our 360 approach and expert Health and Safety team can support your business. 

Problem 

The client, a major cheese manufacturer, was carrying out planned servicing and maintenance works on a Friday afternoon when they realised that 44 of the pressure vessels in their manufacturing plant had not been tested and certified; without this certification in place, they would have to shut down their operations for health and safety reasons. 

 Background 

The client runs their operations 24/7. Their primary manufacturing plant in Buxton produces, packs and dispatches cheese to clients all over the world including wholesalers, catering companies, pubs, restaurants and retail clients such as M&S and Waitrose, as well as their own cheese shop in Northumberland. Shutting down operations would have had a huge impact on their bottom line, and damaged client relationships. 

Solution 

The client immediately rang our sister company Towergate. Knowing Stallard Kane as experts in Health & Safety advice and solutions they immediately put the client in touch with our team, who were able to send in engineers to test and certify the pressure vessels that very weekend and so prevent a costly shutdown. 

Results 

With the shutdown avoided, the client requested our assistance with an Asbestos Survey for their premises, plus a thorough Gap Analysis of their Health & Safety Management System. 

This analysis identified the need for a significant number of mid-range improvements. This led to an H&S Manager being employed on a full time basis, and the involvement of a range of department heads working to improve safety standards and protect the business going forward. 

Conclusion 

The immediate and obvious benefits to our client were our rapid response, a detailed understanding of their situation as a business and our ability to call on a wide range of experts to solve specific problems quickly and effectively. 

Disclaimer

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