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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

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

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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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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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

How to Choose the Correct Outdoor Work Clothes for Your Team

Posted by Xamax on 05/09/17 09:34

You have an upcoming six month project and your team will be working through the end of summer through to the autumn, for example, what kind of outdoor workwear will they need to keep them safe through these seasons? When you’ve been assigned the job of choosing the right protective equipment for your team, it can be difficult to know where to start. Do you buy summer clothing, warm clothing, or waterproofs? Here’s how to choose the correct outdoor work clothes for your team.

 

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Topics: Buying Workwear, PPE

Lone Working Hazards: How to Keep Lone Workers Safe

Posted by Xamax on 01/09/17 06:46

We may associate lone workers with some guy who works from home in his basement (maybe in his underpants) on some sort of tech job, but there are more people classed as “lone workers” than one would think. Nearly 6.8 million workers work alone. Anyone from security to some outdoor workers, even nurses and teachers are considered lone workers. Whilst no specific law dictates that workers cannot work alone, the Health and Safety Executive dictates that lone workers should not be at any more risk than any other worker. Here’s how to keep lone workers safe.

 

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Topics: PPE, Regulations

Tree Surgeon Clothing: What to Wear and When to Wear It

Posted by Xamax on 31/08/17 06:02

Tree surgeons prune and treat old or damaged trees in order to preserve them, but this type of work involves working at heights, lifting heavy loads, and utilizing dangerous equipment, which means it can be hazardous work. What is tree surgeon clothing? How do you buy it? Here’s what to wear and when to wear it. 

 

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Topics: Buying Workwear, PPE

Skin Cancer and Outdoor Work: The Silent Workplace Battle

Posted by Xamax on 23/08/17 06:32

Most skin cancer is caused by sun exposure. The exposure may be long term or short term - where there are periods of intense sun exposure, causing burns. UV light in sunlight damages the DNA in the skin cells, and over time, this damage can lead to skin cancer. If your workers work outside in hot weather, then you should put measures in place to reduce their sun exposure. One in four skin cancer deaths result from those who work in construction or farming, and are continually exposed to harmful sun rays. Find out more about skin cancer and outdoor work: the silent workplace battle.

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