Manufacturing & Engineering

Manufacturing and Engineering is one of the UK’s broadest sectors, encompassing a vast array of disciplines from automotive to electronics to energy to software.

5.5 million people work in engineering in the UK, accounting for 18% of all UK employment.


Common Risks Within Manufacturing and Engineering:

High-value equipment

Manufacturing and Engineering businesses often have extremely high-value equipment and products stored on-site or in off-site warehouses. This equipment is vulnerable to both theft and fire damage, which will cause significant financial losses to the business in addition to an inability to trade.

Higher risk of fire

Manufacturing and engineering are recognised as high-risk industries with an abnormally high risk of fire occurring. Businesses particularly at risk are those:

  • operating on a large scale
  • working with flammable substances such as oil or gas which can easily ignite
  • storing combustible materials such as paper, wood, cardboard or plastic on-site
  • operating machinery that uses high temperatures, high voltages or produces sparks that could potentially ignite either surrounding surfaces or the machine itself

How the KST Group Can Help

Access Control Systems

In engineering, injuries involving machinery measure in the thousands each year. The manufacturing industry has the highest rate of non-fatal accidents, and the 2nd highest rate of fatal accidents as of 2020. Access control systems ensure that only competent and thoroughly vetted members of staff can access machinery – this keeps your business, your equipment, and your staff safe.

CCTV & Monitoring

A properly installed CCTV system protects both your machinery and your products from theft and vandalism. Our experienced engineers will ensure that CCTV is installed to provide full coverage across your site with minimal blind spots.

Fire Risk Management

Comprehensive, evidence-based fire risk assessments are crucial in both minimising the risk of fire breaking out on-site and maximising the safety of your staff in the event of a fire. Our experienced fire risk assessors will not only identify which features of your site present a greater fire risk, but will also advise you of measures that can be implemented to reduce or mitigate these risks. We are also a specialist supplier of fire alarms and smoke detection systems which will act as early warning systems to ensure that evacuations are carried out as swiftly and smoothly as possible in the event of a fire.


What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank