Hannams was incorporated in April, 1909 with the invention and manufacture of chip bath heaters for the domestic market. Later, the nearly formed company, under the direction of Mr. Hannam expanded its operations to produce chrome-plated ward and operating theatre furniture for public hospitals throughout New South Wales.
By the 1930’s, Hannams was exporting its products throughout, the newly formed Commonwealth of Australia. After the second World War, Hannams added to its hospital range with equipment required for the preparation and distribution of patient meals-an activity which the Company still undertakes today.
In 1977, two brothers joined the Company and brought a new and changed philosophy to the business, which saw an increase in machinery investment as well as a change in the company’s market strategy. A greater emphasis was placed in pursuing market potential within the rail and commercial airline industries as well as commercial kitchens for the hospitality industry.
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For all its 98 years of manufacturing, Hannams has maintained its traditional business direction and successfully combined this with the latest in machine and design technology to provide products that are built for the purpose as well as meet with customer expectations. From material selection to process specification, the most effective methods of production are evaluated and recommended. In this way, Hannams is able to achieve greater yield capacity, realistic lead-times for its clients in the manufacture of one-off items, small to medium sized runs or higher volume production.
All our employees within Hannams continually strive to work with our customers and offer sound engineering advice in order to provide products that are functional, aesthetically pleasing and of the highest quality standard.
Hannams prides itself in providing a range of customer designed metal fabricated products for our customers, whilst at the same time maintaining a conscious awarness of ethical, saftey and professional standards.
Our in-house quality procedures have been developed to ensure that products are produced in a timely and cost effective manner and at the same time, meeting respective Australian Standards.
It is through attention to detail during each production stage that down time and costly delays are minimised. As a Quality Endorsed Company our customers can be confident and trust that the final product will meet their every expectation.
The objectives of the Company are as follows:
Provide outstanding customer service and reliability at all times,
Ensure that all products manufactured are of the highest quality and meet the clients expectations,
Provide quality workmanship by committed and trained personel,
Operate competitively usuing raw materials that meet the highest industrial standards,
Conduct all business operations in a professional, ethical and timely manner
The management of Hannams is continually assessing the safety policy of the company and identifying possible hazards and risks that may impact on the day to day performance of its employees and the business environment as a whole.
Staff and managers undergo continual training in Occupational Health & Saftey (OH&S) issues in line with NSW WorkCover requirements. OH&S policies and regulations are clearly displayed in the Hannams workplace for observance and awarness by every employee.
The objective of Hannams is to identify hazards and unsafe work practices while at the same time developing a culture amongst every employee for personal safety and work practices.
The policy at Hannams is very much based on personal responsibility towards the avoidance of injury and taking unnecessary risks. Not only do risks and unsafe practices cause injury, but they cost the business financially as well as effecting lost production time and create delays for our customers.
Hannams supports and continually stresses safe practices with all employees through its 5 Step Personal Hazard Assessment Programme (PHAP);
Step 1-Stop and Look
Step 2-Think Through the Task
Step 3- Identify The Hazard
Step 4-Control and Communicate
Step 5- Do the Task Safely-Ask the question: Can the task be done safely?
If not, Stop and Contact your supervisor immediately.
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