Gillies Associates Ltd

Environment, Health & Safety Consultants

Providing services since 1995

Health & Safety Projects

Gillies Associates Projects           
Below are a few examples of completed Health & Safety projects

Occupational Health review            

Occupational Health review for an international chemical company operating over 60 sites worldwide.  Project included design and delivery of an OH Questionnaire with follow-up site visits.  This was the first comprehensive OH review to be carried out across the company and provided benchmark data for a Group approach to managing OH consistently.

Solder fume survey

Solder fume survey at an electronics factory manufacturing PCB’s and assembling sub-components.  The survey established compliance with exposure limits and included a thorough investigation of the effectiveness of the tip extraction system employed.

Evaluation of occupational health

Evaluation of occupational health and safety arrangements at UK sites belonging to a flavour and fragrance ingredients group.  The evaluation was structured around a series of site visits and audits.  The outcome was a documented, risk-based programme for managing H&S at each site using a tailored guide.

Noise survey

Noise survey at an animal feed mill, establishing area noise levels and personal exposures and developing a practical and comprehensive Hearing Conservation Programme. 

Dust exposure      

Major dust exposure survey of manufacturing operations at a pharmaceutical company site, gathering quality exposure data to justify introduction of improved engineering and other controls.

COSHH assessments

COSHH assessments for sanding, degreasing and paint spraying activities in door manufacturing facility. Detailed evaluation of existing control measures and recommendations for improved controls, with priorities set based on level of risk.

Audit of corporate COSHH procedures and effectiveness of implementation across departments in a major R&D establishment.

Containment testing

Containment testing of equipment in pharmaceuticals manufacturing facilities in line with the methodology from the ISPE Good Practice Guide.

Development of Control Banding scheme

Development of a Control Banding scheme to ensure safe handling of new pharmaceutical product introductions at a manufacturing plant.

Survey of exposure

Survey of exposure to Respirable Crystalline silica during manufacture of ceramic pots and recommendations for reducing exposure through improvements to LEV, working practices and use of RPE.

Noise survey

Noise survey at printing works, assessing individual exposures and identifying principal noise sources and areas for improvements to noise controls.