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    Stay Safe Using Hand Tools


    How to stay safe when using hand tools If you're going to use hand tools for a DIY project, it's vital to ensure you stay safe. Even the most basic tools can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Here, we're going to take a look at the things you need to do to avoid any accidents.Maintain your toolsOnce you've invested in a new set of tools, you need to keep them in as good a condition as possible. If tools fall into disrepair, they're more likely to cause problems. For instance, blunt blades slip more often than those that have been newly sharpened. Also, ensure you keep your tools rust-free.Keep the right formFirst things first, you have to actually use the tools... ...... READ MORE >>


    Do you require Flame Retardant Workwear

    Do you require Flame Retardant Workwear
    Do you need flame retardant workwear? One of your biggest priorities should always be your employees. Making sure your workforce is safe when on site is integral to your reputation as a business, and you can’t risk taking any unnecessary risks. Working on site can involve your team being faced with hazardous situations and it is your responsibility to ensure that they are wearing appropriate protective workwear.One type of workwear that you should consider is flame retardant workwear. You may not think that your workforce needs fire retardant work gear, but have you thought about these potential risks?Does your team work around flammable liquids? Hazardous and volatile chemicals are commonly used in manufacturing processes. They can be extremely effective in producing high-quality... ...... READ MORE >>


    Do you require more than a Hi-Vis Jacket


    Are Hi Vis jackets enough for your job? If you work in a potentially dangerous industry, you may be used to the risks associated with your job. However, if people become complacent about safety, unnecessary accidents could occur. By using appropriate equipment and wearing safety clothing, such as hi vis workwear, you can minimise the risk of an incident occurring.Whilst you may be used to wearing a hi vis jacket, when was the last time you looked at it closely or really inspected it? Over time, the reflective panels on hi vis clothing can become chipped or damaged. In such cases, your hi vis jacket may not be providing you with as much protection as you thought.It’s essential, therefore, that you... ...... READ MORE >>


    Considerations When Buying Hi Vis Workwear


    What to consider when purchasing workwear for adverse weather Equipping your team to deal with inclement weather is key in ensuring that they are able to complete the work required of them fully and safely. If your team work outside, you’ll be aware of the unpleasant challenges they’ll face in trying to complete the work required of them, whilst working in cold, wet weather or poor visibility. Below we’ve listed out everything you need to remember when investing in workwear for you team to protect them in bad conditions. PPE and Workwear is broken down into a variety of classifications including EN471 Hi Vis WorkwearDoes it stand the test of time? One of the key things you need to consider when buying... ...... READ MORE >>


    Workwear Protection from Asbestos


    How to protect yourself when working with asbestos If you are working on a house that was built or refurbished prior to 2000, there may be asbestos present within it. Therefore, it's especially important that you are correctly protected against the dangers of asbestos before you begin work. Workwear is one of the major considerationsWhy is asbestos dangerous? Asbestos is a hidden killer because its fibres are microscopic and drift in the air unnoticed. People working in buildings containing asbestos may inhale the fibres, which then lodge in their lungs and have the potential to cause life-threatening diseases.Asbestos-caused diseases can take many years to develop, and by the time the problem is diagnosed it’s usually too late to treat the victim. Such diseases... ...... READ MORE >>


    Risk Assesment and PPE is Important


    Why reviewing your risk assessment is so important For tradespeople, risk assessments can be life or death.Operating in potentially dangerous situations, it's crucial that you know exactly what risks exist and take all possible actions to mitigate that risk. Whether you've worked on the same site for years or you're in a new place every day, keeping an up-to-date risk assessment is crucial.So often, small factors can change risk profiles overnight; a surface which is perfectly safe in dry conditions could become lethal as soon as icy weather hits and even jobs like operating machinery can put you at risk of dehydration in very hot weather. Wearing the correct PPE is another essential factor in thisBy keeping on top of the... ...... READ MORE >>


    Selecting the correct PPE


    Why reviewing your risk assessment is so important For tradespeople, risk assessments can be life or death. Operating in potentially dangerous situations, it's crucial that you know exactly what risks exist and take all possible actions to mitigate that risk. Whether you've worked on the same site for years or you're in a new place every day, keeping an up-to-date risk assessment is crucial.So often, small factors can change risk profiles overnight; a surface which is perfectly safe in dry conditions could become lethal as soon as icy weather hits and even jobs like operating machinery can put you at risk of dehydration in very hot weather.By keeping on top of the changes in the environment which affect the risk assessment... ...... READ MORE >>


    Work Uniforms


    Why is work uniform so important? It’s often the case that people are asked to wear a uniform at work. However, it’s not always explained what purpose this serves. Therefore, workers – whether they are grafting on a builders’ yard or sweating away in the kitchen – don’t always realise the overall benefit of wearing matching attire. With this in mind, here are four reasons why uniform is so important.Team Mentality: It’s widely believed that a work uniform fosters a strong team mentality. Much like how football teams storm the pitch in matching kits, workwear – such as Helly Hansen jackets – help people feel united while they are getting on with their job. This can lead to increased productivity and a... ...... READ MORE >>


    Choosing the correct adhesive


    A guide to choosing the correct adhesive for the job When it comes to performing a large number of repairs and maintenance work, adhesives will often prove essential for both commercial purposes, as well as those doing repairs around the home. However, the large number of varieties available can seem daunting and confusing. To ensure you are clued up on the differences between each type, here's a guide to choosing the right adhesive for the job.Grab Adhesives: These are used to fix mouldings and skirting boards together and serve as a great alternative to nails or screws.Filler adhesives: These are used to fill gaps in masonry, plaster, wood and stone.Polyvinyl Adhesive: PVAs can be used on a large number of applications and are great... ...... READ MORE >>


    Orange GO/RT 3279 Rail Spec Workwear


    Why orange GO/RT 3279 Rail Spec workwear is essential within the rail industry If you regularly work on construction sites, you'll be more than familiar with the yellow high vis jackets and workwear. Used to help protect workers in potentially hazardous environments, yellow high vis workwear has become commonplace. On railways however, yellow is rarely used, if ever. So, why do railway and road workers tend to wear orange high vis clothing, and is there a difference between the two?The answer ids 'Yes'. All rail workers and contractors are required to meet GO/RT 3279 Rail Spec saferty regsSignallingThe reason yellow is ditched in favour of orange in certain industries is because green and yellow are used for signalling. With railways in... ...... READ MORE >>


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