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What is the Gender Pay Gap in the UK and How Does it Affect Construction?

Posted by Xamax on 11/06/18 11:53

In April 2018, companies in the UK were required to report their gender pay gap. The construction industry, especially, not appearing in a great light.

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Topics: Morale

What are the Best Strategies to Improve Construction Site Security?

Posted by Xamax on 08/06/18 11:14

Construction sites are natural targets for thieves and vandals. It’s your responsibility to make sure the workers on site are kept safe and that operations aren’t delayed by stolen goods or vandalism.

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Topics: Safety

Buying Workwear Clothing Online - What You Need to Know

Posted by Xamax on 05/06/18 10:25

It’s never been easier to find and order workwear for your staff online. Gone are the days of browsing heavy catalogues and ordering one size fits all items in bulk. You can now order tops, trousers, accessories and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and have them customised to suit your staff’s and business’ needs.

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Buying Construction Site PPE for Summer: What You Need to Know

Posted by Xamax on 01/06/18 11:35

As the temperature rises, it can be easy for your construction teams to ditch their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). But it’s your responsibility to make sure workers are provided with the correct PPE. This is what you need to bear in mind to keep them safe and a little more comfortable in the sun.

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How to Ensure Hospital Employee Safety

Posted by Xamax on 28/05/18 11:08

When we think of keeping people safe in hospitals, everyone’s first thought is usually the patients. What about the staff? Hospital employee safety is imperative so that the hospital is working as efficiently as possible. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your team safe.

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Topics: Safety

Workwear Uniforms vs Casual Dress Codes? Which is the best for your company?

Posted by Xamax on 24/05/18 14:05

Wondering about implementing a new workwear uniform policy into your business? Or simply just thinking about changing your current one? This post outlines the benefits and drawbacks of kitting your team out in uniforms or introducing a casual dress code. See which one works for you.

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Topics: Uniform Policy

How Many Decibels Are Harmful in the Construction Industry?

Posted by Xamax on 22/05/18 11:26

Exposure to excessive noise levels can be severely harmful to your workers’ health, both short and long term. They are apparent in every industry and construction is up there with the highest noise and longest exposure levels. It’s important that you know what level of decibels is harmful to your workers and the various ways in which you can combat this issue.

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Topics: Safety

How to Ensure Road Worker Safety This Summer

Posted by Xamax on 17/05/18 16:52

Working on the road can expose your team to a bucket load of hazards at the best of times, but in the summer, there are added dangers. This post will outline how to maximise road worker safety in the warmer months of the year.

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Topics: Safety

How to Survive On the Road - 7 Summer Driving Tips for Delivery Drivers

Posted by Xamax on 15/05/18 15:41

What if we were to tell you that driving in the snow, pouring rain and freezing temperatures are actually less dangerous than driving in summer? No way, right? Well… the conditions in the summer months contribute to more accidents than any other time of the year. There are various hazards which you’ve got to be careful of. Here are seven summer driving tips to keep delivery drivers safe on the road.

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Topics: Safety

What are the Most Common Construction Site Accidents?

Posted by Xamax on 10/05/18 17:29

Construction site accidents are common, but the majority of the time they are so easily avoidable. Working on a construction site should always be a safe operation. Here’s everything you need to know about the most common type of on-site accidents and how you can prevent them from happening.

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Topics: Safety