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…

Hi Vis Classes Explained

Hi Vis Standards Explained

When conditions begin to affect how well other workers can be seen on site, high visibility work wear is essential to keeping everyone safe, especially during winter months, when daylight working hours are at a minimum, it is vital to keep your employees fully prepared. High visibility workwear (Hi Vis) improves an employee’s visibility to others with a combination of reflective strips and fluorescent material. If you are in an…

When to Reuse or Rebuy PPE

Caring for PPE: When to Reuse or Re-Buy

What is PPE? PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is equipment employers are legally obliged to supply to every member of staff, if they need to enter a potentially dangerous workspace as part of their job. This can range from hi-visibility clothing or safety boots, to protective gloves or hard hats. According to the PPE at Work Regulations (1992), before choosing any PPE, an employer needs to ensure a full assessment is…