British Thornton ESF Ltd, is the UK’s leading manufacturer of bespoke educational furniture. After a merger with two other manufacturing businesses, their compliance requirements rapidly changed. With additional premises to maintain, machinery to service, and employees to manage, there was a serious need for a compliance system to centrally manage data.
How did Sypro help?
As an educational furniture manufacturer, British Thornton operate extremely expensive computer controlled machinery across their 3 manufacturing plants and it is important that they maintain service interval requirements set by manufacturers.
As well as common legislative compliance checks such as risk assessments, PAT testing, legionella testing and fire safety testing, British Thornton uses Sypro CAM to ensure the manufacturer is adhering to all set service interval requirements. Using the automated email alert system ensures that responsible British Thornton employees are notified machinery servicing is due and therefore they can confirm with the manufacturer that the job is booked in.
With large manufacturing machinery at the heart of the business, operatives require up to date training as part of strict health and safety requirements. Using Sypro CAM, training records for each employee can be managed within the system and linked with automated email alerts to notify responsible employees that staff training is due. On site installers also require health and safety training
As a supplier to the education and construction industries, British Thornton are required to maintain their ISO accreditations for quality, H&S and environmental aspects of the business - and for a company of their size with 3 separate plants, this is no small task. Due to ever changing environmental controls, British Thornton are required to stay on top of all procedures and checks to ensure they are staying within limitations and legislative thresholds set by the various environmental organisations.
The need to maintain high compliance and health and safety standards is a priority for the business, and using a system to centrally manage compliance was a natural requirement.