At Bakers we know that frequent and heavy lifting can cause back injuries but using lifting and handling equipment can remove or reduce that risk and keep our staff healthy and at work. Not only that, the right equipment can improve efficiency around the factory floor and materials warehouse.
Back injuries from manual handling are a major cause of occupational ill health in the UK but they can often be prevented by cost-effective measures. With the right equipment for the job, Bakers is benefitting from improved productivity while at the same time we are limiting the options for liability and reducing the chance of injury or ill health to our employees.
Our fleet of “Lifters and Shifters” include two forklifts (one electric reach and one counter balance), two BT Staxio stackers and most recently two electric pallet trucks. When considering the purchase of new equipment, management involves employees and safety representatives to assess and consider possible solutions. Staff are always encouraged to let management know about any issues they face and any ideas they have to help resolve them.
To manage Health and Safety in the warehouse and on the factory floor, regular training, maintenance and daily checklists are key to the smooth and safe use of all our equipment. With the right equipment for the right job Bakers can also ensure that no matter the size or strength of staff members, all jobs can be carried out efficiently.
Bakers took delivery of a new Stacker Truck, a Toyota BT Staxio, to assist with safe and efficient movement of materials and pallets within the Baker Materials warehouse. With Baker Materials supplying over 450 different materials to printers across the country and continent our warehouse is a hive of activity. Efficient and timely movement and loading of large reels is critical to our ability to deliver customer orders within 24hrs
Bakers are delighted to announce that we have an apprenticeship position available at our factory in Brentwood.
We’re offering the right candidate an excellent opportunity to work on the very latest print technology in our very successful, busy, progressive family company as a label printing machine operator. Apply here.
£187.50 min (plus overtime opportunities after 1 month)
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Total hours per week: 37.50
Baker Materials took delivery of a Parkland TC25/60 Series R Semi-Automatic core cutting machine this week, suitable for parent cores up to 1500mm long from 25mm to 152.4 mm.
The new machine provides automatic parent core length input and display, a 19 mm A/F hexagon cutting mandrel and a 76.2mm mechanical cutting head set. The team in materials will enjoy the benefits of the improved machine that will make work more efficient in the Materials warehouse.
Our new Senior Sales Administrator, Nicola Kender, has joined the sales team at Baker Materials from Marks and Spencers Bank where she was a senior bank assistant and customer service advisor. Nicola was previously a manager at Thomas Cook for many years so brings lots experience to our sales department and is looking forward to working closely with our customers and suppliers to ensure they receive the best service, information and materials available.