What Our Clients Say
What Our Clients Say...
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“SMS Europe have trained over 80 of our Managers and Supervisors in IOSH Managing Safely and without exception there has been positive feedback from the delegates. Andy’s engaging training style and his ability to work with a wide variety of delegates has meant that the Company has been able to realise the value from its investment through some significant workplace improvements”
Cathy MacNamara, William Cook Cast Products
“Primary Technology has been with SMSE for 6 months and have seen a great deal of progress in our Health and Safety systems in this short space of time. Andy Langham our H&S Consultant from SMSE is not only very knowledgeable and thorough but his approachability and forward thinking are second to none. We’re very happy with the service we receive and the quality of the advice we are given. Working with SMSE is like having a specialist member of staff on board that’s only a phone call away”
Josh Freeman Managing Director, Primary Technology Ltd.
“I can confirm that Keith France Electrical Contractor Ltd have used the services of SMS Europe since July 2007 for all our Health and Safety requirements. Our Health and Safety Executive Andy Langham carries out all our risk assessments, method statements, fire risk assessment, CHAS and Safe Contractor applications and site visits together with any other Health and Safety requirements which may arise. Andy is very thorough in his work and a pleasure to work alongside. He certainly has his client’s interests at heart. He always goes that extra mile to help when required. I would highly recommend SMS Europe”.
Keith France Director, Keith France Electrical Contractor Limited
“We are a family business, established in the 1920’s. We manufacture and sell English Oak furniture at our workshop and showroom in Kilburn, North Yorkshire. We have employed SMSE since 1999 to assist with the on-going Health and Safety issues connected with our business. They have been of tremendous help over the years overseeing all Health and Safety in our workshop, showroom, visitor centre and café. We have had assistance from the late Tony Marsden and more recently Philip Marsden. Their detailed knowledge and “feet on the ground” approach to risk assessments, noise assessments, dust control and manual handling has been invaluable. They have also assisted on larger more complex issues working off-site on contracts, such as the prestigious Rothschild Bank in London. We look forward to working together for many years to come!”
Robert Thompson’s Craftsman Ltd – The Mouseman of Kilburn
“We had dealt with a number of Health and Safety consultants over the years and as an SME in the construction industry we felt they were never able to successfully meet our needs. SMSE however, were a breath of fresh air. Their hands on approach and attention to detail consistently meet our requirements. They are always available to answer questions and eliminate confusion. SMSE have provided a friendly and professional solution for us.”
Luke Pierce, Marketing Director, ABi Garage Doors Ltd
“SMSE provide a quality service in terms of ensuring the Young Persons Risk Assessments are carried out efficiently and on time. We rely on the knowledge and expertise of SMSE to provide advice and support to ensure the safety of our young people in the workplace.”
Catherine Halliwell, Lead Placement Officer – Xperience, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
“Since 2007 SMSE has provided their considerable expertise as consultants in Health and Safety for The York Glaziers Trust. As we work day to day with complex and hazardous materials such as lead and glass, and are frequently working at height it is essential that we are up to date wit the best training, risk assessment and COSHH procedures, best practise and guidelines. The service that SMSE provides fully supports and informs our staff, saves us valuable time, and enables us to conform to legal guidelines. SMSE offers great support whenever we need it, and their staff are friendly, expert and professional. We have not looked back from employing SMSE on a consultancy basis and strongly recommend their services to other companies looking for peace of mind with regard to Health and Safety in the workplace.”
Nick Teed, Senior Conservator – The York Glaziers Trust
“Andy has provided us with excellent service over the last three years. We have attended courses he runs, he has run courses for our staff in our very small premises, his annual audits are excellent. What has been really useful is that he is available to give quick advice by email and phone whenever we have needed something urgently, for example, an unexpected request in a tender document with a deadline, a query about what documentation should be on site when we are installing a library interior. Andy’s expertise is deep and continually updating and he has a good way of getting this across to a wide range of different staff in our company. He is also realistic and has taken us on stages over a three year period from basic Health and Safety documentation to CHAS registration later this year. I would recommend Andy unreservedly. He gives a high level of service, is very efficient and is always friendly and helpful in manner. He listens well and can adapt his advice to the specific circumstances of a client with tact and accuracy.”
Rachel Van Riel, Director – Opening the Book
“With all the goings on in the world today I feel safer in the hands of Andy at SMSE to keep me up to date with Health and Safety and risk assessments. The knowledge that we are following guidelines set and adjusting the ways of working as we go along I can confidently guide my team and work safely.”
Rachel McGowan, Owner, Face Facts Beauty Salon
“We have worked with SMSE for a number of years and always received a great service from Andy who understands our business and delivers practical advice. SMSE do everything they can to support us in what comes up; even when the timescales are tight, they’ve been there.”
Bonnie Johnson, Human Resources Director, Zyro Limited ( UK’s leading importer/distributor of cycling accessories and clothing)
“Manual Handling and Work at Height Training was delivered to all staff at Whetley Academy. The training we received was of a very high quality being both relevant and well presented. It has had a very positive impact on our workplace ensuring a much safer environment for all.”
Donna Brown, Vice Principal, Whetley Academy
“Andy Langham provides health & safety consultancy to Environmental Technologies, he is always professional and extremely knowledgeable in his field. Andy is very personable and his training skills are excellent, he always makes everyone feel at ease and ensures everyone feels their input is important. I would definitely recommend Andy for health & safety consultancy and training.”
Jill Walsh, Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, Environmental Technologies Ltd
“We have used the services of Tony Barron at SMS Europe over the last three years and thanks to his skill and expert knowledge of Health and Safety at work procedure’s our company has started to build a sound basis and structure for the future well-being of all our employees. SMS Europe keep us fully informed and updated at all times regarding current and future legislation and this is of huge help to us knowing that all of our safety issues are covered at all times.”
Neil Bloor, Managing Director, Coldsaver Panels Ltd
“We have been using the services of SMSE for the past five years and have every intention of continuing this excellent working relationship long into the future.
The team at SMSE are extremely knowledgeable, the support and guidance we have received as a company has been above and beyond anything we could have anticipated.
I must single out Tony Barron who has been our appointed H & S consultant for three years, the continuity of service, rapid turnaround of very detailed information and most importantly his understanding of the up to date regulations in this perpetually evolving legislation have been invaluable to us”.
Christian Higgins, Director, Lonsdale Contracts Ltd
“ We have used SMSE now for manual handling training & the IOSH managing safely course and found them to represent amazing value for money.
The Quality of the training material and the friendliness of their employees is second to none, we would definitely look to use SMSE to meet our future training needs and would not hesitate to recommend them to our business partners”.
Andre Botwright, Risk & Compliance Manager, GC Motors
“Allensway Recycling Ltd and Allensway Transport Ltd are currently in the process of updating and reviewing all their H&S policies and procedures, we have gainfully employed the services of SMS Europe Ltd to make the companies more compliant in this environment, so far their approach has been one of high standard of professionalism in achieving the goals they have set us, this combined with the willingness and methodical approach from their consultant Tony Barron whom we are grateful for steering us in the right direction for the future”.
Robin Cockerill, Operations Manager, Allensway Group
“Our business templating and fitting granite & quartz worktops to customers in the construction industry, means our employees have to be CSCS registered and be aware of all aspects of Health & Safety.
Due to the forthcoming changes to CSCS regulations, SMSE have been very efficient in organising and providing IOSH courses so that our employees are all well trained in aspects of health & safety and this in turn will lead to their applications and renewals of their CSCS cards proceeding without any problems.
Tony & Vanessa have organised the courses at our premises and one of our depots to reduce disruption to the workforce and carried out the courses in an efficient, well organised manner.
Chris Caffrey, Office Manager, Marble Building Products Ltd
“We have worked with SMSE for the past 5 years, and have developed an excellent working relationship with them. We have found the company extremely professional and their service is excellent. In particular their Health & Safety Practitioner Consultant, Tony Barron has been absolutely fantastic, he could not be more approachable or helpful.
Therefore, I would have no hesitation in recommending SMSE to any prospective client who insists on a high level of professionalism and a quality service.”
Carol Waites, Office Manager, A-One Feed Supplements Ltd
“Just a note to thank you for sending David over yesterday. The day went well and all the lads were “face fitted”.
Viv Sullivan, Director, BMS Services Ltd
We asked Andy to provide us with specific Risk Assessment training for our engineer’s to ensure they have the necessary tools to asses risk and the confidence to rate everything accordingly.
Andy is an excellent trainer with a detailed knowledge of health and safety, he engages the staff and breaks down each area of the training so it is easier to understand and makes it an enjoyable experience. Understanding is checked at regular intervals to ensure that it is all going in, there is no silly question.
To quote my engineer who said “ To be honest I thought the training would be boring but to be honest it was really interesting and I really enjoyed learning about Health & Safety and how to carry out risk assessment’s”.
Emma Armitage, Director, Excel Water Ltd