Hi-Vis – IF YOU’RE NOT SEEN, YOU’RE NOT SAFE

HI-VIS STANDARDS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF REPLACING USED HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHES     WHAT IS HI-VIS? High-visibility apparel (or hi-vis) is clothing like jackets, pants, vests, coveralls, etc. that workers can wear to improve how well others see them in a work environment. Hi-vis is especially critical for workers who work around moving vehicles or […]

Coronavirus advice for employers

Coronavirus advice for employers The government has released guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The government’s latest three tier system of local restrictions came into place in England on December 2. This guidance was updated on 26 November and comes into force on 2 December. It is for […]

PPE: Complete guide to Personal Protective Equipment

PPE is the personal protective equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks. This guide includes an explanation of the PPE 2018 regulations, best practice advice for health and safety professionals and useful resources for further reading. A safety alert has been issued by HSE urging all employers and suppliers not to purchase […]

Face fit testing: The essentials

Face fit testing: The essentials Companies should undertake periodic face-fitting tests on masks because one-off tests do not sufficiently protect workers. Also, masks should have a maintenance record. HSE guidance dictates that where respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is used, ‘it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE can’t protect the wearer […]

Safety Eyewear Guidance

For each risk, high performance protection adapted to your industry. Assessment of occupational risks involves identifying, assessing and ranking risks in the workplace to implement relevant preventive measures. It is the initial step in occupational health and safety. It is vital to check that the risk identified, the directives of the standard and the markings […]

High visibility clothing

High visibility clothing The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 require many factors to be taken into account to ensure that the correct clothing is chosen for a particular task. Is it suitable for the risk? Choice of clothing should take into account ambient and artificial lighting conditions at the workplace, and the effect […]

Safety Boots and Footwear: The Complete Buyer’s Guide

Safety Boots and Footwear: The Complete Buyer’s Guide   Changes to legislation in recent years mean that PPE (including safety boots and footwear) is provided by the employer at no cost to the worker.  But with such an abundance of safety footwear on the market, it can be a daunting task working out exactly what […]

Choosing the right gloves to protect your hand

Protecting against substances in the workplace The most effective and reliable way to prevent skin problems is to design and operate processes to avoid contact with harmful substances.  So take all the steps you can to achieve this before resorting to the use of protective gloves. Protective gloves tend to be less effective than other control […]

Ear Defenders: A buyer’s guide to hearing protection

Ear Defenders: A buyer’s guide to hearing protection What are ear defenders and why are they needed? Ear defenders or ear muffs are PPE (personal protective equipment) designed to protect the wearer from extreme noises. The head-band and outer covering is usually made from a hard thermoplastic or metal. The protection usually comes from acoustic […]