Why a Well-Stocked First Aid Kit is Crucial

First Aid KitsThe law is very clear on the provision of first aid in the workplace and a well-stocked first aid kit is the starting point for even the smallest business concern. As well as a basic kit, it is important to identify any specific first aid needs that your particular business may require – eye wash bottles for example would not necessarily be needed everywhere, but if your staff are expected to come into contact with corrosive liquids or dry materials or if they handle anything that could cause irritation in the eye, a wash bottle must be included, kept full of an appropriate liquid and checked, including replenishment, at a pre-arranged interval. Continue reading

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WORKWEAR CLOTHING

workwear clothingDressing for the occasion takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to workwear clothing. A large percentage of the UK workforce is now required to wear some form of regulated clothing and this is for good reason. As well as offering a means of protection whilst on the job, workwear clothing offers an identity and saves money as far as wear and tear to your own clothes are concerned. This article looks a little closer at the reasons why workwear clothing has become an everyday occurrence in the UK workplace and discusses the various benefits they have to offer individuals and groups alike. Continue reading

The Benefits of Branded Workwear

branded-workwearBranded workwear has many benefits, such as promoting your business to giving a professional feel, as well as ultimately keeping your employees safe. Here are our top 10 benefits for investing in branded workwear.

  1. Your staff will look more professional, which means that when they are meeting clients, they’ll be sending out the message that you take pride in your work.
  2. As long as you’ve met all the regulations and standards for your industry, your employees will be safer when doing their job. This is good news for the company, for both ethical and legal reasons.
  3. Your employees will feel smart, which is likely to have a good effect on their work output. It’s been proven that by dressing smarter, employees work harder.
  4. If your employees spend most of their working hours outdoors, workwear clothing will help keep them warm and dry; ensuring that you have a healthier, happier workforce.

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Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

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What is PPE?

PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment, is equipment that will protect employees against health or safety risks at work. PPE includes items such as safety helmets and hard hats, work gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.

Although hearing protection and respiratory protective equipment are not covered by the same Regulations as there are separate, more specific regulations that applies to them. It is important that, these items are compatible with any other PPE provided. Continue reading

Hi Vis Workwear and Clothing

hi vis workwearAll businesses should put the safety of their employees first and hi vis workwear is one PPE product that gives staff the level of protection they deserve. Every worker has the right to feel safe and a big part of the feeling of safety comes from wearing suitable workwear.

Hi vis workwear is important and goes a long way to ensuring your employees are protected from the risks associated with their working environment. Whether working on road maintenance, construction sites, railways or even farming/horticultural jobs, high visibility clothing is proven to reduce accidents, personal protective equipment that leads to keeping your employees safe.

It was only a few years ago that high visibility clothing was seen as uncomfortable and for many people unbearable to wear in warm weather. Since then there has been ongoing developments to the materials used in manufacture, along with an increase in styles and sizes of hi vis clothing that has entered the market. Continue reading

Fire Extinguishers now available (Collection only)

fire extinguishersExpanding upon our offering of work wear and PPE we have recently introduced a wide range of fire extinguishers, safety signs and spill kits.

Managing fire safety in the workplace has always been an important topic and part of complying with the standards set out by health and safety legislation, while by having the correct fire extinguishers to hand you’re not only protecting your staff but premises and equipment too.

Before selecting the type(s) of extinguishers required it is important to carry out a fire risk assessment of the workplace. Using the Work Process Fire Safety Guidance and British Standard 5306-8:2000 along with your and your employees’ knowledge to identify fire hazards, thoroughly assess all working areas including those outdoors while noting down any high risk processes or possible sources of ignition. Continue reading

Selecting the correct safety footwear for each job and hazard

safety footwearThere are many occupations that require you use safety footwear. Choosing the most suitable work boots or shoes is important to provide the highest level of protection and comfort while meeting legislation.

First it is necessary that you assess the working environment to determine the possible hazards and how best you can protect against them. The assessment made is an important part of selecting the correct safety footwear for each job and the hazards that you encounter.

Some of the common hazards that you should look for in your assessment are falling or rolling materials, the use or machinery and heavy tools, wet and slippery surfaces, risk of electric shock or even extremely cold environments such as refrigeration work. Continue reading