Contego Safety Solutions - 2021 highlights

Contego Safety Solutions – 2021 highlights

Posted Posted in PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE news, PPE procurement and online management

As the year draws to an end, it’s fair to say it has been another one which has posed challenges for us all, as the effects of the global pandemic continued. Supply shortages and staff absences increased the pressures put on businesses, but at Contego Safety Solutions, we have been proud to stand firm in […]

Hand protection: understanding EN 388 Protective Gloves against Mechanical Risks

Hand protection: understanding EN 388 Protective Gloves against Mechanical Risks

Posted Posted in PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE design and development, PPE news, Workplace health and safety tips

When you’re buying safety gloves that protect against mechanical risks for employees at your company, it’s your responsibility to make sure that they have the right ones. This means understanding the EN 388 safety standard. The following is designed to help you do this. Safety gloves that carry the EN 388 symbol protect hands against […]

How to recycle PPE and protective clothing

How to recycle PPE and protective clothing

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At Contego Safety Solutions, our business is about protecting people from hazards at work. But we’re also facing up to the role that we play in protecting our world against the hazards of climate change and waste. Part of this is helping our customers recycle PPE, workwear and protective clothing responsibly when these items are […]

A year of operating safely

A year of operating safely in 2020

Posted Posted in Health and safety management, PPE and safety workwear suppliers, PPE news, PPE procurement and online management, Safety workwear and uniform design, Workwear embroidery, workwear logos and heatseal

It’s been a year that no one saw coming. For a business like ours that exists for the protection of workers in roles that involve risk, 2020 has been a busy one. But one that’s come with its fair share of challenges none-the-less. As the year closes, still marred by the uncertainty of what course […]

How to Avoid Buying Fake PPE

How to Avoid Buying Fake PPE

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The acronym ‘PPE’ has never been more widely heard than in the last few months. As the UK workforce makes its way out of lockdown, following the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become vital for businesses to ensure the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in place to keep staff safe and prevent […]

Incentive or punishment? How to improve workplace safety

Incentive or punishment? How to improve workplace safety

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When it comes to improving workplace safety, which approach works best – the carrot or the stick? While there is often criticism of the blame and punishment approach in ensuring health and safety in the workplace, we examine the two methods and ask if punishment is ever a suitable remedy. Why are incentives and rewards […]

Supporting keyworkers in the frontline battle against Coronavirus

Supporting keyworkers in the frontline battle against Coronavirus

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The Coronavirus crisis has catastrophically affected businesses and communities on a global scale. Yet, during these troubled times, the tremendous efforts of thousands of key workers, who continue to provide vital support services, has come to the fore. NHS staff, in particular, have gone above and beyond in caring for those affected by the Coronavirus […]

How to monitor the health and safety performance of contractors

How to monitor the health and safety performance of contractors

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Contractors often form part of a workplace’s employment picture. Hired to perform specialist tasks or to supplement the workforce on a flexible basis, they can be an essential part of a well-functioning workplace or site. But how do contractors affect the health and safety of a workplace and what should be done to check their […]

How to tell if your company has achieved safety maturity

How to tell if your company has achieved safety maturity

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Is the prevention of injury and harm to employees a core value of your organisation or is it a generally held belief that most accidents are unavoidable and most frontline staff are uninterested in safety? Your answer will tell you if your company has or has not reached safe maturity, whereby the health and safety […]

The top 7 health and safety issues by industry

The top 7 health and safety issues by industry

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Health and safety is a key concern for every industry sector, from the obvious dangers of the work undertaken by those in the construction and utilities sectors, through to the less heavy industry sectors of facilities management and contract cleaning. While the same health and safety issues can occur across all or many sectors, each […]