Cut Resistance Levels

What Are Cut Resistance Levels?

In safety gloves, Cut Resistance is the level of protection a pair of gloves offers the user against being cut from blades, machinery or sharp materials. Cut resistance is measured by the standard EN 388 on a 1 – 5 scale, 5 being the most resistant. Samples of the glove are taken and cut in continuous cycles until the material would no longer provide sufficient protection. The amount of cycles…

The Different Types Of Grinding Stones

The different types of Grinding Discs

When picking a grinding wheel, there are a lot of factors that you need to consider before you make your purchase. A grinder has the potential to be one of the most hazardous machines in the workshop, mainly because of the wheels that are fitted to it. To ensure that you keep yourself and your workshop safe, you should follow strict guidelines at all times: Speed Rating: Before purchasing your…

The Ins & outs of Hearing Protection

The Ins & Outs of Hearing Protection

According to HSE, roughly 17,000 people in the UK suffer from deafness, tinnitus or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise in the workplace. As well as protecting your employees from a potentially life changing and irreversible condition, making hearing protection a priority can save your business money by avoiding lost working days and possible legal cost from hearing loss damages claims. You’ll also provide your employees with the necessary…

How to choose the correct tool lanyard

How to Choose the Correct Tool Lanyard

How to Choose the Correct Tool Lanyard Well-chosen tool lanyards make tasks that include working at height safer and more efficient, which is why it is imperative to select a lanyard that suits the worker, tool and tasks involved. When tool lanyards obstruct an employee’s efforts, it often results in frustration, lower productivity standards or becoming non-compliant with health and safety standards. Furthermore, an unsuitable lanyard can become a hazard…

4 Strategies for Better Safety Communication in Construction

4 Strategies for Better Safety Communication in Construction Government data show that an estimated 2.3 million working days were lost in the Construction sector due to work-related illness and injury during 2016/17. Improving communication is a major factor in accident and illness prevention. With a well thought out communication strategy, construction companies are able to reduce accidents, improve employee well-being and decrease costs associated with illness and injury. Improve Staff…

Working at height: Improving workplace safety

Working at height: improving workplace safety

Working at height: improving workplace safety Between 2012 and 2017, falls from height made up 49% of fatal and 20% non-fatal injuries to construction workers in the UK, marking a clear requirement for enhanced safety procedures and education across the whole industry. Even in other industries such as food and drink, the HSE cite falling from height as a cause of 20% of fatal accidents, along with hundreds more serious…