Milbank employee installing precast concrete flooring beams wearing bright organ vest and hard hat

Our health and safety commitment

Milbank employee operates machinery to cut Hollowcore slabs in manufacture factory
Milbank factory employee uses tools to cut tensile wire in concrete T-beam

Manufacturing and installing precast concrete products is a high risk, high hazard job. Risks include crane work, work at height, vehicles, machines & cutting operations.

Milbank operate an ISO 45001 management system and follow the Precast Flooring Federation’s ‘Approved Code of Practice’ for product installation, whilst working with our clients for developing and managing safe systems of work.

Crane lifting a precast concrete staircase and landing in factory yard surrounded by concrete staircases

Factory and yard operations

Without sufficient process controls, producing concrete products can be hazardous. Milbank operate ISO 45001 & 14001 management systems for employee health & safety and to minimize our impact on the environment.

Employees undergo specific machine and process training including works vehicles, overhead crane, abrasive wheels, and portable tools. Regular working environment air quality checks are carried out and employees receive annual occupational health surveillance by a third-party service provider.

Mandatory PPE is provided specific to the working environments including gloves, overalls, safety footwear, head protection, eye protection, respiratory and hearing protection.

Our switch to HVO biofuel in 2021, along with existing factory ventilation, has made a dramatically positive impact in factory air quality. As a cement user, Milbank are required to meet specific operators permit conditions administered by the local government. These include cement spill mitigation and emergency response, strict plant maintenance regimes and engineered process control measures.

Milbank employee treating a precast concrete staircase while wearing a bright vest, mask and hard hat

Quality management

Product quality and specification is paramount. Milbank operate a quality management system which is UKCA certified and externally audited annually to ensure compliance with the Construction Products Regulations, and the relevant British Standards specifications as described in our UKCA Certificate of Conformity for Factory Production Control.

Precast concrete stairwell with temporary chain handrails


Stair cores are particularly challenging as there are many variations in application. We have developed our own installation sequences and safe working methods to address the work at height risks with stair core installation.

Articulated lorry loaded with Hollowcore slabs with employee on top wearing a high vis vest and hard hat

Trailer offload

For site installation and trailer offload, space is a luxury which many sites cannot afford. Proprietary inflatable air mat systems require a 2-metre clear area all around the trailer. We have developed our own in-house method for trailer offload which requires very little clear area, improving both efficiency of setup and overall safety.

Milbank team member installs bespoke precast panel


Our production teams receive specific vehicle, machine, and overhead crane training to compliment mandatory training to our safe systems of work.

Our site teams are highly experienced and are trained to the current industry standards, including CITB SMSTS/SSSTS, CPCS Lift Supervisor, CPCS Slinger/Signaller, CSCS Precast Concrete Installation, IPAF, PASMA and Abrasive Wheels.

Work at height

Work at height risks during installation are mitigated by either our own air bag fall arrest system or by decking installed by the customer.


For use on a building or structure.

The bags are of a modular design and constructed from high strength PVC material which is inflated using continual low pressure air flow from a pump driven fan. Inflation causes the bags to expand and join to form a continuous protective safety surface.

Milbank Air Bag Systems can be delivered and erected to any operation involving personnel working at height.

For upper Floor Beam & Block Installation.

Following a safety review, Milbank no longer offers an installation service for Beam & Block Upper Floors.

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