As a supplier of safety clothing and equipment, our customers often come to us for advice on how to look after their protective clothing and PPE to ensure their long lasting effectiveness. There are many myths around expiry dates and PPE conformity, but in fact there is no such thing as a expiry date on […]
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As the days get shorter and the Winter Solstice fast approaches, the job of ensuring workers can be seen during daytime hours becomes as important as it is at night. For roadworkers, airport ground service personnel and others working in potentially dangerous conditions, high visibility clothing is vital. Many factors must be taken into account […]
The nation’s high streets are being adorned with sparkling illuminations and colourful decorations to delight shoppers as they go about their festive shopping. But spare a thought for the workers who scale the heights every year to brighten up our Christmas shopping trips. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), working at height remains […]
Britain’s roads are some of the busiest in the world. They are also some of the safest, according to the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA). However, while national figures show casualties are at their lowest level for over 40 years overall, injuries to UK’s the 4,000 road workers are on the rise. Ensuring the safety […]
While protection from fire becomes a hot topic at this time of year, for some, fire and extreme heat are a year-round danger. Every year, thousands of injuries occur due to inappropriate or insufficient provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and fire retardant protective clothing. And those working in industries such as aviation and utilities […]
Feeling the cold is never pleasant. But exposure to icy conditions over a prolonged period of time can cause extreme discomfort, reduced productivity and even harm to a person’s health. Have you considered how to protect your workforce against the dangers of cold stress? Cold stress occurs when the body is unable to stay at […]
The challenges of working in extreme cold conditions are many and varied. When facing extreme cold, our bodies are programmed to keep the core warm at the cost of the extremities by constricting blood supply to limbs and digits. In almost continual contact with cold ground surfaces and potentially ice, workers’ feet are in need […]
With weather forecasters predicting the snowiest winter in the UK since 2010, when heavy snow forced the closure of transport networks and airports, now is the time to be thinking about protecting your workers from the effects of extreme cold. According to the Health and Safety Executive, by managing thermal comfort of your employees, you […]
Identifying, assessing and controlling risks and hazards to personnel are key responsibilities in the remit of today’s health and safety professionals. Conducting a risk assessment means systematically looking at work activities, determining what could go wrong and identifying ways of eliminating or reducing the risks or hazards. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines the […]
It can be tough to know where to start when it comes to choosing the right protective clothing and safety equipment for your workers. Incidents and accidents in the workplace can often be attributed to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) not being used. At times though, it can be that the wrong protective clothing or equipment […]