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Planet Partitioning finds the safe way is the best way

The introduction of the new Sentencing Guidelines for Health & Safety offences has led to many companies taking an even closer look at their safety procedures. Among them is Planet Partitioning, which recently invested in a glass processing facility.

Since the sentencing guidelines came into force, some significant fines have been imposed on construction firms. Law firm, BLM, calculated that the average fine in 2016-17 was £126,000, more than double what it had been the year before. Furthermore, the personal liability for directors is onerous, with the threat of custodial sentences for very serious offences.

As part of Planet’s fresh look at all of its Health & Safety procedures, the company is targeting manual handling as a core risk and adapting procedures and training. Up to date processing equipment coupled with specific manual handling equipment will reduce the manual handling required in the manufacturing process. It’s now a board-level priority with all directors having Health & Safety objectives. Planet’s mantra has become that the safe way is the most efficient way!

Health & Safety has even found its way into Planet’s product development. LOFT, a panel glazing system, is one of Planet’s newer products. One of the benefits of the LOFT system is that it is made up of smaller, more manageable panels of glass. Smaller panels make manual handling easier both during manufacturing and installation. Panels can be easily replaced without a need for hoists or complex equipment. This benefits both Planet’s operatives and also the end user whose manual handling risk is also reduced.

It is a priority at Planet that the team are ensuring that Health & Safety will not be compromised for other objectives. FireTec doors were designed first and formerly to offer exceptional fire integrity to comply with Health & Safety regulations. FireTec doors balance premium fire protection with stunning aesthetics, without compromising performance.

Whilst Health & Safety may at face value seem onerous, the Planet team has found that the discipline has made them more efficient and has even saved money.


Planet Partitioning
Tel: 01444 247933

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