Health & Safety

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Health & Safety

Health and Safety is paramount to WES and is always the first item on the monthly management agenda. H&S Reporting is through our SharePoint business management system. This incorporates the H&S incident tracking system. The system is dynamic and allows incident review to be escalated through the management structure. The outcome determines improvement requirements and sets the metrics for KPI’s to measure improvements.

Training is a significant part of ensuring staff competence, staff development and improving H&S awareness. Competency in key tasks is recorded on the staff skills matrix.

All employees are engaged with H&S through the WES Employee Handbook, H&S policy notice, company notice-board and also regular tool-box talk agenda items.

In terms of a safe working environment for manufacture, WES has a modern and brightly lit facility which is tightly controlled via the H&S Policy. Regular audits and safety tours are conducted at WES.

Where site work is required, this is handled by the dedicated site installation team under the same H&S controls and initiatives as described and in accordance with strictly applied method statement and risk assessment procedures.

Operator and environmental safety is ensured through many years of experience providing chemical dosing systems and is controlled via a HAZOP process where we pro-actively engage with our clients’ operators and stakeholders.

WES is committed to inspections via bi-weekly facility and safety audits, generating awareness through internal publication and distribution. These inspections cover all aspects of the workshop environment including machinery, tools and the correct use of PPE. An audit sheet is completed at the conclusion of this process and any H&S non-conformances are reported. Further reinforcing this approach, our independent H&S Consultant makes regular site inspections and reports back to the Projects Director.

WES has recently gained CHAS safety certification

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Les Bunce

Hire Business Manager

Les Bunce is Hire Business Manager. He leads the WES Hire Business responsible for managing the supply of our Temporary Chemical Dosing hire fleet on both a planned and emergency basis. Les has over 25 years’ experience in the hire industry and fully understands our customers’ hire requirements.

Patrick Fisher

Projects Director

Patrick Fisher is Projects Director. He leads the business stream responsible for project management, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of “Capital project” chemical dosing systems. A degree qualified engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in fluid delivery solutions to the water, general industrial, petrochemical, and food & beverage industries.

Bob Cook

Senior Proposals Manager

Bob Cook is Senior Proposals Manager. After completing a traditional engineering apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bob was one of the original partners who started the business in 1986. Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements, as well as providing technical support & passing on knowledge & expertise to colleagues across the wider WES business.

Ian Price

Dosing Products Business Manager

Ian Price is WES Dosing Products Business Manager, leading the business stream responsible for delivering a wide range of standardised chemical dosing packages, ad-hoc dosing needs and ‘off the shelf’ dosing products & solutions. A mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in fluid handling solutions into the water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage markets.

Jamie Cole

Operations Director

Jamie Cole is Operations Director. Jamie joined the business in 2018 bringing career long experience in a variety of operational roles – including service delivery to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all operational activities of the business including the repair, maintenance & refurbishment business stream, and our site installation and workshop manufacturing teams. Jamie also forms part of the senior management team of WES.

Graham Ward

Business Development Director

Graham Ward is Sales and Marketing Director. His extensive experience includes a number of senior roles working for various SMEs and large organisations in the water, power generation, petrochemical, marine and food & beverage industries. As a qualified marine engineer, Graham has established his career in Sales and Business Development and is responsible for the business development, marketing and sales of systems, products and services across WES.

Carl Millington

Non-Exec Director

Carl joined WES as Non-Exec chairman following an appointment via the Business Growth Service to assist the business with growth strategy. A highly experienced Business Mentor, Coach, Managing Director & Non-Exec Chairman, having led product, manufacturing, contracting and service provider businesses for nearly 30 years. A strong track record of market, sales and profit growth within a diverse range of sectors.

Core competencies include business growth strategies, board & business leadership, strategic planning, sales & marketing management, P&L & balance sheet management, acquisitions, divestments, outsourcing, TUPE transfer, mentoring & coaching.

Kevin Wheeler

Managing Director

Kevin Wheeler is Managing Director. Kevin trained as an Engineer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and joined the business in 1989. Kevin now leads the Board of Directors setting strategy and defining priorities to meet the business objectives & growth aspirations whilst adding experience to technical issues where required.