Q&A with Muniba Rafiq, Engineering Technician at Waysafe

We sat down with Muniba Rafiq, the new Engineering Technician at Waysafe, to talk about what drew her to a role at Waysafe and to learn more about her.


Q1 Thank you for talking with us today. Tell us a little about yourself and what drew you to this role at Waysafe? What was your previous experience? 

A1: I’m a highly motivated individual with a knack for problem-solving and aspire to be successful. I take pride in my exceptional communication skills, which enable me to work effectively with my colleagues and customers. My strong work ethic and results-oriented mindset drive me to consistently strive for excellence in everything I do. What drew me to this role is my passion for innovation and desire for personal and professional growth.  


Q2: As someone who is new to the business, what do you think sets Waysafe apart from its competitors? 

A2: I strongly believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration and am committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives are not just valued but actively encouraged. I saw the positive work environment at my interview which is rare in most engineering companies most lack teamwork and knew I’d love to be a part of the team.  


Q3: As an Engineering Technician, what is the benchtop enclosure that you think best demonstrates what Waysafe can do? What is it about this enclosure that encapsulates the business? What are the strengths of this enclosure?  

A3: The SE Series, because it can be used for anything and adapted to any specifications . It really is the enclosure series that has no limits. 


Q4: What are three things you’ve learned about Waysafe since starting here? What’s your favourite part of the day? 

A4: I’ve learnt what testing cabinets are, including how they can be adapted and used and what goes into creating one, such as the profile, all the sizes, and how it needs to be cut and machined. My favourite part of the day is doing anything in workshop. 


Q5: Lastly, what do you enjoy most about your role as Engineering Technician at Waysafe? What are you most looking forward to in your future with the company? 

A5:  I like doing the hands-on work and being able to create cabinets from scratch independently, and working through the entire build process from start to finish.


About Solotec Scientific 

The Waysafe range of safety enclosures is manufactured by Solotec Scientific delivering high-quality laboratory safety equipment to customers both within the UK and internationally. Solotec Scientific has been designing and manufacturing bench top safety enclosures since 1991, offering a wide range of products from its facilities in Greater Manchester. 

Waysafe products are made to order in the UK by a team of skilled and experienced engineers, helping to deliver bespoke enclosures to meet your unique specifications at highly competitive prices. 

Waysafe safety enclosures are used in a variety of research and hospital applications across a range of industries including the food, asbestos, chemical, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Waysafe also maintains a comprehensive stock of replacement filters, motors, and accessories for a range of models, which can be ordered from our online store and are ready for immediate dispatch. 

The team at Waysafe is always available to discuss your specific requirements and is committed to providing the best in bench-top safety enclosures. 

If you would like to find out more about our range of safety enclosures, contact a member of the team on 0161 339 6187.