Installation, Servicing and Compliance

Workshop Fit-out and Refurbishment

Workshop design and Installation

We have extensive experience of designing and installing workshops for both new-build and refurbishment projects. Former contract work has included the foremost construction and educational furniture companies.

We can provide knowledgeable advice on the layout and arrangement of workshops to ensure that they are cost effective, efficient and safe - and, importantly, meet all legal and best practice requirements.

  • Design and installation, complying with BS4163 2014 power Regulations 2014 Health and Safety at Work Act DfE Builds Bulletins.
  • Electrical Installation Work in accordance with BS7671 2008, 17th Edition Wiring Regulations NICEIC Approved Electrical Contractors.
  • Our services include extraction, work benches and storage.
  • On a tight budget? You may wish to consider buying refurbished machinery.
  • Should visuals be required we can provide accurate 2D layouts, followed by high quality 3D imagery to prevent costly errors.

We know these projects can be complex and time consuming, but we seek to provide our assistance and advice throughout the whole project – this combined with excellent after-sales services ensures a smooth prompt fulfilment.

Refurbishment, Upgrade and Repair

Older high quality equipment may get written-off due to current safety regulations. Typically these have plenty of life left due to their light use and we can often upgrade them with new guarding or electrics – please contact us for an assessment.

Annual Health and Safety Inspection

We can help ensure that your workshops are running safely, smoothly and in compliance with relevant regulations and best practice standards with our annual servicing and inspection packages.

Comprehensive, written reports are provided for each machine inspected as part of this service. In accordance with the requirement of BS4163 - 2014 and the recommendations of the National Association of Inspectors and Advisers in Design & Technology, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, POWER Regulations 2014.

LEV (Dust Extraction) Annual Inspection, through examination and report of LEV plant

We can design, service, test and certify dust extraction (LEV) systems to ensure that they meet relevant COSHH requirements.

Our technical engineer holds P601, P602 and P603 proficiency certificates in LEV design and testing from the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

Wood dust extraction system and heat/fume extraction plant in accordance with the requirements of the COSHH Regulations 2002 (amended to 2004) Regulation 9.1 and HSE CoP HSG54/37 BOHS recommendations.

Equipment Removal and Relocation

Moving premises or re-organising your workshops? We can disconnect, move, re-position and re-connect your workshop equipment to your specifications and time scale.

Safety upgrades to workshop machines, including brakes, Emergency stop buttons, and machine repairs.

Installation of Injection Braking System to Workshop Machinery

Five yearly fixed electrical wiring Testing, Inspection and Report

As required by BS7671 2008 - as amended (can be spread over a five year period to suit budgets).

Annual Inspection Service and Report of Electric/Gas Cookers and Microwave Ovens

As required by BS7671-2008 as amended and Gas Safe certification Gas safety checks of fixed Gas pipework and appliances.

Annual Inspection and Report of Pottery Kilns and Equipment

In accordance with the recommendations of the National Association of Inspectors and Advisors in Design & Technology as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, together with BS7671 - 2008 (as amended) and BS4163 - 2014.

Customer Testimonials:

"I wanted to express my gratitude for our phone conversation today. I am pleased to be engaging with Tilgear for my professional needs.  As a DT Technician in the Technology Department at Millais School, my role here involves ensuring our department is well-equipped and functioning smoothly, which naturally leads me to rely on quality suppliers and efficient service. As a customer, I am looking forward to your support and assistance in the future. Your expertise at Tilgear is something I value greatly, especially when it comes to selecting the right tools and equipment for our school's needs. I am confident that your guidance and service will be immensely beneficial." - DT Technician, Millais School          "Thank you for the excellent service your company provides for this school. Your staff are always kind very helpful you always deliver your products on time. Keep up the high standards." - Trinity Catholic High School, London           "You have been very thorough and helpful Neil. An amazing experience so far 10/10 for service I must admit" - D Shah, Designed with Elegance UK          "I have used Tilgear to supply us with goods since 2014 when I started as a Construction Technician. Having since moved on to two additional colleges I’ve always made sure we did business with Tilgear. The team always extremely helpful and professional and will always go the extra mile to supply our goods, even if it’s not a stock item. Any issues we have they will sort them for us. I recommend them to any school or College who need a reliable supplier to work with".  - Buckinghamshire College Group, High Wycombe.          "Over the past two and a half years I have been using Tilgear for purchasing the tool kits for the Lee Marley Brickwork apprentices. I have a good report with the account manager who promptly returns quotes and is always on hand to answer any questions. Once the order is placed, Tilgear quickly turn around the order and get the tools delivered very promptly. I’m very happy with the service I receive from Tilgear!" - Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd, Reading          "All received today and a very happy year 6!  They couldn't build cars last year as our usual supplier was out of stock of the parts for some 6 months so we're really happy we can get all the bits from you now instead!!" - Federation of Winklebury Infant and Junior Schools, Basingstoke          "I just want to thanks you for delivering the workbenches last week and your engineer who worked very hard to have them all ready for us on time. Excellent job and excellent service!" - Flexit FF&E Solutions, Leeds          "They arrived yesterday morning, super quick. Thank you so much they were exactly what we needed." - Benjamin Britten High School, Suffolk          "WOW – what service. Thank you so much." - North Berwick High School, East Lothian          "All received and mechanical department are happy with the bits. Thank you for your assistance with this and will keep you in mind for future purchases." - Bedford College          "Fantastic customer service!" - The Purbeck School, Dorset          "Thanks for touching base, we are extremely happy at our end pricing is excellent compared with other suppliers. Many thanks! "- The Three Rivers Learning Trust, Northumberland          "We have had fantastic support so far and really competitive prices." - Sacred Heart High School, Newcastle upon Tyne          "We received our order in speedy time as always and never had an issue. We do only ever order small amount of items, but if we do require anything in bulk I will be sure to contact yourself." - Scotland’s Rural College          "You were really speedy and we will defo use you again." - Haileybury Turnford, Hertfordshire          "Thank you very much for your and the rest of your crew for their assistance in getting this sorted so promptly. It really is appreciated by all our dept staff." - Wolverhampton Girls High School