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It's Getting Darker...Is Your Team Covered? 4 Winter Workwear Essentials

Posted by Xamax on 20/10/17 16:44

As sunrise fluctuates between 6.30am all the way to 8.30am as the British weather transitions from Autumn to Winter, and sunset happening between 6pm and 4pm at the peak of winter,  there are many hours your workers may be shrouded in darkness or semi-darkness as they work. When it’s darker outside, your workers are in more danger of accidents. In fact, workers are 15% more likely to have an accident in October than they are in the previous six months, which means employers have a duty to increase protection and awareness.

 

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Topics: Buying Workwear, PPE

Can You Motivate Employees Without Money? (Hint: You Can!)

Posted by Xamax on 19/10/17 14:13

Nothing motivates employees more than an encouraging, supportive office culture. In fact, since we spend one-third of our lives working (and possibly another large fraction sleeping), employees often rate having an interesting job as more important than having a high-paying one. Whereas US statistics suggest people are happiest when they earn $75,000, the figure drops to £37,000 for those in the UK where they rate the fact that that’s the perfect salary to achieve the best work-life balance as well as less stress and responsibility. Of course, people need a baseline liveable salary, but after a certain point, more money does not equate to more happiness. Can you even motivate employees without money? The answer is, of course, you can absolutely motivate employees without money - and sometimes to better effect than if a monetary reward was used alone.

 

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Topics: Uniforms

What Should a Door Supervisor Wear?

Posted by Xamax on 05/10/17 08:00

Although it might not seem like it on the surface, a lot goes into what a door supervisor must wear when on duty and their role involves a lot more than standing in front of a door and looking intimidating. They manage crowds and queues, deal with confrontational groups and individuals, check tickets, patrol inside and outside of venues, keep an eye on behaviour and deal with conflict where they might need to get involved. They also deal with emergencies by cooperating with police and other emergency services, or even provide first-aid. With so many duties, it’s important that door supervisors stay safe, so what should a door supervisor wear?

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Topics: PPE, Door Supervisor

What Is Cold Stress? Workforce Symptoms And Treatments

Posted by Xamax on 03/10/17 08:00

Anyone working in a cold environment is at risk of cold stress. In several industries, workers are required to work outdoors in cold environments for extended periods of time and the consequences of spending too much time working in the cold can be fatal. Cold stress is just the beginning of the issues that could follow, but it is preventable if workers are taking the relevant steps in protecting themselves when working out in cold temperatures. However, not everyone is aware of the condition, so what is cold stress? Workforce symptoms and treatments.

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Topics: PPE

How To Conduct A Chainsaw Risk Assessment: 6 Steps for Managers

Posted by Xamax on 29/09/17 08:02

Chainsaws can be dangerous when they aren’t operated correctly or when the appropriate measures have not been put in place with regards to safety. Protect your workers before they’re placed in danger. Here’s how to conduct a chainsaw risk assessment: 6 steps for managers.

 

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Does Your Business Have a Snow and Ice Policy?

Posted by Xamax on 27/09/17 11:59

England might not be known for its snowfall, but when wind, rain, and cold are combined, ice is prevalent onsite. Snow and ice are not only hazardous because of the dangers of slips, trips, and falls, but also because the cold can cause numerous health problems when you haven’t prepared your workforce with appropriate PPE - think chilblains, cold stress, and hypothermia. Does your business have a snow and ice policy in place? Although these conditions are rare in the British winter, any business with workers who work outside needs to have a snow and ice policy in place.

 

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Covering Up - Cold Weather PPE Every Site Needs

Posted by Xamax on 22/09/17 06:53

When the weather gets colder outside, it’s important to wear layers and cover up. Many people die in the UK winter because they are underprepared for the weather, so it’s vital that companies help workers understand what they need to stay warm. But it’s not just about staying warm.

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Topics: Buying Workwear, PPE

The Best Pants for Working Outdoors: Trousers that Keep Workers Safe

Posted by Xamax on 20/09/17 13:35

Most on-site workers consider Hi-Vis vests, hard hats, safety glasses, earplugs, and safety harnesses as PPE that keeps everyone safe, but many do not consider that what you put on the bottom has an effect too. It’s common to walk by construction sites in the summer and see workers wearing shorts and hi-vis vests with no t-shirt, but is that safe? Some sites have issued citations for those who work with hot tar wearing shorts on site who have sustained burns since appropriate PPE dictates that workers must wear whatever protects them from hazards on site.

 

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PPE for Hot Weather: How to Keep Cool

Posted by Xamax on 15/09/17 09:45

Many have noticed that our English summers are getting hotter each year with temperatures reaching up to 38℃ in some cases. With increased heat, there are inevitable dangers, especially for those who work outdoors. Even on overcast days, the sun can permeate clouds, causing burns and thermal discomfort. Hot weather may make workers sweat or feel the need to wear less, but these are not always the safest choices. Here’s some advice on PPE for hot weather: how to keep cool.

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Topics: PPE

How Can NIHL Be Prevented? 4 Steps for Site Managers

Posted by Xamax on 13/09/17 11:48

The Health and Safety Executive notes that there were 74,000 reported cases of work-related hearing loss in 2004 to 2005. In 1997 to 1998, those figures were closer to half a million. Both education and regulations have likely decreased these numbers of preventable hearing loss, but it’s important that hearing is protected where possible. What is noise-induced hearing loss and how can NIHL be prevented? Here’s our guide for site managers. 

 

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Topics: PPE