Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

TF-30″ Think For Thirty Seconds

Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

Intelect’s Health & Safety manager Dave Ritchie introduced the ‘Think For 30 Seconds’ campaign towards the end of 2017. The campaign is aimed at all members of staff and sub-contractors working at our own premises, on site or driving between locations.

The point behind the campaign is to raise awareness of the risks that appear around us throughout our working day and to remind us that pausing to consider how to proceed can prevent an accident.

The TF-30″ logo that appears at the top of the page has been designed to help us remember the importance of keeping ourselves and our colleagues safe in the workplace. We have had some stickers made up, which will be finding their way around vaious sites, equipment and vehicles. If anyone would like to request some for tool boxes or machinery then please contact Dave Ritchie on 07702 913252 or email

We have also introduced a QR Code into the design which can be scanned using the camera of your mobile device. The QR Code will provide a link to information relating to health and safety topics, and initiatives which will be updated periodically.

Why is this campaign so important?

There is no doubt keeping safe at work is important, no one would wish an accident upon themselves or a colleague, but you might wonder why we need to have campaigns, surely we all do our best every day to keep ourselves safe?

Well you would think so yes, but ask yourself honestly. Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery with out the correct eyewear or ppe? Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery without the correct PPE or the correct checks being completed? Have you ever driven a vehicle without defrosting it fully, or stood on something that’s not designed to be stood on to allow you to reach?

It’s these small oversights that we want to tighten up on so ‘daft accidents’ are avoided alongside more serious risks.

It’s good for business

Growing our business, securing work and jobs is equally important in maintaining a strong Health & Saftey strategy. In order for Intelect to achieve the accreditations and awards required to win new contracts and secure existing clients, we need to demonstrate our commitment to best practices accross our business. Please help us achieve our long term goals by adhering to, and suggesting improvements, for best practices.

We have produced some posters to help promote health and safety at work

If you would like to get some posters or stickers for use by your team, if you have any questions or need support, please contact Dave Ritchie (Health & Safety Manager) on 07702 913252 or email

KP Billingham and Intelect

Intelect and KP Snacks, Teesside

Intelect’s John Henderson (Senior Electrical Supervisor) heads up the team of 5 electrical engineers who work on a long term contract at KP’s manufacturing plant on Teesside.

Intelect have been working at the plant since 2000, with John’s team permanently on site since 2005. Their role on the site is split between project, maintenance and repair work to both the production line and the building.

Working alongside KP’s own staff

The factory underwent substantial works when the roof was replaced in 2010, Intelect were heavily involved in this project, installing the switchboard into a new switch room, connecting the electrical and mechanical services to various parts of the line.

Special projects

Alongside the contracted electrical work, Intelect are involved with special projects to increase productivity, safety and efficiency of the food processing and packaging lines. The following video, produced by KP Snacks, shows the inside of their manufacturing plant on Teesside. Below the video we’ve described projects that Intelect have worked on as part of their ongoing relationship with KP.

Process Monitoring

Process monitoring allows the client to measure the input and output of particular production line, helping to optimise energy conservation and performance.

Working with the KP team, Intelect have installed energy monitors, airflow meters and photocells including the design and manufacture of any brackets, fixings and guards.

Conveyors and robotic systems

Most of the conveyor systems used to transport product around the facility were designed, manufactured and installed by our mechanical and electrical teams. The robotic auto palletisation equipment was purchased from a third party company and installed by Intelect as part of the packaging line.

Access bridges and inspection platforms

Our mechanical team were also involved in the design and installation of stepover, access and inspection platforms, all of which are built in-house to BSEN 1090.

Electric, air and water supply

During the process area roof refurbishment in 2010, Intelect installed:

  • Emergency lighting.
  • Electric supplies for lighting and machines.
  • Airlines for pneumatics actuation.

Additional pipework and air handling units were designed and installed by Intelect to provide:

  • Steam & condensate pipework.
  • Air handling units and extract fans.

The team

John Henderson’s team at KP are self managed and responsible for their own equipment and practices on site.

  • All staff are IPAF accredited.
  • Dressed in all the appropriate PPE for the food industry with internal pockets.
  • Single piece food safe pens.

We recently purchased an additional MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) and podium scaffolds to reduce the need to use stepladders on site, the podium scaffolds provide a stable and compact platform that allows staff to work comfortably and safely at lower heights. The MEWP’s can also fit into tighter spaces and they extend to around 5.5 metres, for heights in excess of this we also keep scissor lifts and boom lifts on site.

Intelect are a multidiscipline company and are able to support the KP team with skills in order for them to achieve their daily activities or project work.

Process & Services Pipework for chocoalte, beverages

Process & Services Pipework

Process & Services Pipework

Our pipework engineers are skilled in all forms of pipework in all types of application and industries. We specialise in stainless steel and carbon steel fabrications for food process, utilities and civil engineering industry.

We offer design, procurement and installation complete with full CDM management.

We have over 40,000 sq ft of workshop for pipework preparation. We are experts in fully welded stainless steel jacketed pipework for the process and confectionary industry.

We have extensive knowledge in the utilities, renewables and the heavy process industries.

Equipment / Skills

  • Orbital welding.
  • TIG, MMA, MiG.
  • Welding procedures are carried out in accordance with national standards.
  • Typical pipework systems – stainless steel, carbon steel, mapress, galvanised, plastic, copper.
  • Process & utility systems – jacketed pipework, process, glycol, steam ,CIP, CO2, gas, compressed air, chilled water etc.
  • Fully trained fitters and welders.CAD Design Dept.
  • Commissioning Engineers.
  • CDM Management.
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Conveying Systems & Material Handling

Conveying Systems & Material Handling

Intelect have many years’ experience manufacturing Conveyors within the materials handling field especially within the food industry.

Our workshops can offer flexible and bespoke solutions to meet your requirements whilst ensuring that the highest standards of hygiene are met. Our engineers have access to the latest 3D design and AutoCAD software.

Our conveyor design has evolved over the years to ensure the products we are supplying today are easy to install, easy to clean and easy to maintain. The majority of the work is done off site to minimise loss of production. High-end design allows for quick release belts for cleaning and maintenance.

Our conveyors are made to any length, any width and any height, all custom built in our workshops around the country.

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Mechanical installation and fabrication

Mechanical installation and fabrication

Mechanical Installation can take many forms from installing some pipework to relocating a process plant. At Intelect we have a wide range of capabilities and expertise across our workforce to enable us to cater for both small and large projects.

Our locations throughout the country allow us to cover our client base wherever that may be. Our installation teams extend into Europe where necessary.

We have expertise in all forms of mechanical installation. All our operatives are time served and hold many further health and safety accreditations such as safety passport, confined space, asbestos awareness, abrasive wheels etc.

Equipment / Skills

Our own workshop facilities allow for flexible working, we have:

CNC hydraulic break press, guillotine, steel worker, plasma, rolls, cold cut saws, pillar drills and a large range of pulsed TIG and MIG welding plant.

Amada laser cutting machine, capable of cutting a wide range of materials up to 10mm thick. Combined with the latest software packages to fully utilise the machine’s capabilities.

Our mechanical fabrication team work closely with our machine shop who can design or reverse engineer any components required in metal, plastic or composite materials.

Our fully trained fitters and welders are experienced working with stainless and carbon steels, exotic alloys and a wide range of plastics.

Supply, Manufacture & Install

  • Gantries
  • Pipework
  • Supports and pipe bridges
  • Conveyor systems, elevator, ancillary equipment
  • Platforms and access structures
  • Storage Hoppers

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Testing & Inspection Services

Testing & Inspection Services

All electrical installation work is inspected and tested by fully qualified engineers and all work completed is within accordance to the British Standard BS7671 and the NICEIC governing body.

All electrical work is closely supervised by our own two company NICEIC qualified supervisors to ensure all electrical work is compliant to the current version of the IET Wiring Regulations and within accordance to the Electricity at Work Act 1989.

As a company being enrolled to the NICEIC approved contactor scheme, we are subjected to continual annual assessments to ensure all work is to a good quality standard. This meaning as well as our electrical installation work, all test instruments being used must be continually monitored for calibration consistency and all documentation is to be correctly completed and easily traceable.

All our inspection and testing engineers are fully qualified to the relevant City & Guilds or equivalent qualifications and have many years of experience within the industrial environment.

We offer services for electrical installation condition reporting for large existing installations to small portable cabin supplies. This will provide as documented evidence of the integrity of the electrical installation for insurance policies or part of a planned preventive maintenance scheme.

We also offer a service for portable appliance testing (PAT testing), carried out by experienced and fully qualified electricians. As part of the service we supply on completion a maintenance register with comprehensive test results of all equipment inspected.


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Automation & Control

Automation & Control

Intelect's expert automation & control team offer a complete service, from design through to installation and commissioning of control systems and special purpose machinery. Clients can choose between a complete or part service to suit their project.

Our team has a vast array of satisfied customers from a range of industries making us your ideal supplier for automation & control system applications.

We have the qualifications and experience required to work in hygienic environments, the harsh environments of metal production, the hazards of the water industry and also challenging offshore industry.

All control panels manufactured in our Middlesbrough & Leicester workshops come with a complete manual, containing:

  • Certificate of Conformity
  • Recommended Spares Lists
  • CAD Drawings
  • Bill of Materials
  • Operational Procedures
  • Test Results
  • Maintenance Procedures

We have secured projects ranging from machine safety refurbishment, dedicated control systems, MCCs / switchboards and on-site modifications of existing control equipment.

Equipment / Skills

  • Full AutoCAD Electrical
  • Material Handling and Packaging
  • Experienced Design Engineers
  • Motor Control Centres
  • Fully equipped workshops
  • LV Switchboards
  • Experts in design and control
  • Variable Speed Drives
  • Fully trained workforce
  • Instrumentation Control Systems
  • Software Engineers
  • PLC Control Systems
  • Process Control
  • Safety Control Systems

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Electrical Installations

Electrical Installations

The focus of our Electrical Installation Department is to work with clients to ensure the minimum of disruption to their 'everyday' processes.

Intelect's operatives are skilled professionals who are capable of carrying out installation work to the highest standard, understanding clients' goals and spotting potential problems before they arise.

Our team of skilled professionals are capable of undertaking all aspects of design and installation work for many different clients from food processing, renewables to the utilities.

We have expertise in all voltages both HV & LV, all our operatives are time served and hold many further health and safety accreditations such as safety passport, confined space, asbestos awareness, abrasive wheels etc.

Supply, Manufacture & Install

  • Electrical design and installation using the latest Amtech. 
  • Individual items or full plant productions lines.
  • Lighting design and installation.
  • System design and verification including cable sizing certification.
  • Switch gear, transformer and control panel installation.
  • High voltage and low voltage cable installation including all industry recognised support systems.

Equipment / Skills

  • Approved Technicians & Electricians
  • NICEIC competent
  • Testing and Inspection Engineers
  • Electrical Design Engineers
  • Commissioning Engineers

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Plant Relocation & Installation

Plant Relocation & Installation

Intelect are specialists in process plant relocation and consolidation for the food & drinks industry, however, we have experience in other industries, and are always keen to take on new challenges.

Our plant relocation experts are fully trained and will work with the client to ensure a successful move of items of individual plant to full factory relocations. We work efficiently and safely ensuring client production downtime is kept to a minimum.

Our expertise consists of engineers, operators and support staff offering a complete turnkey package throughout all stages of machinery relocation.

Supply, Manufacture & Install

  • Full plant move
  • Individual items of plant or productions lines
  • Consolidation of space
  • Construction Design Management (CDM)

Equipment / Skills

  • Banksman
  • Slingers
  • Cranes
  • Lifting plans & appointed persons (LOLER)

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CDM – Construction Design & Management

CDM - Construction Design & Management

One of Intelect’s greatest strengths is its ability to provide customers with the most complete project management service. Many of our customers prefer only to deal with one supplier who can manage the whole project and offer a “full turnkey package”.

Our team of experienced Project Managers and supervisors pride themselves on providing the very best service to meet our customers' requirements.

We use the latest technology, including AutoCAD, 3D and Inventor drawing facilities along with the full Microsoft suite of programs. Our IT systems are at the forefront of technology to allow us to work seamlessly either in the office or at the client’s premises.

Each project conforms to the latest edition of the CDM management regulations.

Equipment / Skills

  • Full AutoCAD Electrical.
  • We can offer the principal designer role, principal contractor, contractor or worker.
  • Full on-site health and safety team.
  • Sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish.
  • To have the right people for the right job at the right time.
  • To cooperate and coordinate your work with others.
  • Consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed.

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