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…

When and where to use a Chemical Anchor Stud

Using a Chemical Resin Anchor

When and where to use a Chemical Resin Anchor What is a Chemical Resin Anchor? In some situations, using a traditional expanding plug, screw or anchor fixing in a breakable substance (concrete, brick or cement) can cause splitting or cracking. This is often the case towards the edge of the material and would therefore affect the strength, efficiency and ascetics of the substrate. A Resin Anchor can beat this problem…

BZP, HDG, A2 & A4 Stainless Steel - What's the difference?

HDG, BZP and A2/A4 Stainless – What’s the difference?

The most common fixing finishes explained. HDG (Hot Dip Galvanised) Hot Dip Galvanising (HDG) is the process of dipping a product in molten zinc, bonding it with the steel to provide a strong protective layer. This is a preferred way of achieving an element resistant finish due to the cost effectiveness and low maintenance levels after installation. However, it is important to remember that when cutting a galvanised product, you…