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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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How to Ensure Workplace Safety Awareness - Poisonous Plants

Posted by Xamax on 07/05/18 09:36

Workplace safety awareness is key to keeping your staff safe whilst on the job. There are various different hazards involved with each individual industry but it’s often the non-obvious ones that can be easily forgotten to protect against. In particular, poisonous plants pose a great threat to outdoor workers, especially in the summer months. Here’s everything you need to know and how you can protect your workforce against them.

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How to Recognise and Treat Heat Stress At Work

Posted by Xamax on 01/05/18 13:26

Heat stress is a major threat to many workers, especially those who work outside in the summer months. But don’t forget that heat stress at work is a threat all year round. Those who work in factories and bakeries can be vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, no matter what the season.

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When was Asbestos Banned in the UK?

Posted by Xamax on 16/04/18 15:05

A recent survey found that nearly one in four construction workers in the UK may be exposed to asbestos, which places them at a higher risk of contracting terminal illnesses later in life, despite the fact that asbestos has been banned since 1999. The survey's findings plus the fact that there are potentially half a million buildings around the country still containing asbestos fibres adds to the trend that Britons have the world's highest chance of dying from mesothelioma, an extremely deadly form of cancer. 

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Topics: Safety

How to Keep Cool With Personalised Embroidered Clothing

Posted by Xamax on 13/04/18 11:22

Branded clothing can have a positive effect on how your business is perceived by customers. If done well, it can be used by customers to base their first impressions of your entire company on - and first impressions last. There are various options that you can take when designing your branded staff uniforms. Personalised embroidered clothing is a popular choice for many that can make your employees look particularly professional. Here’s how it can benefit your business.

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Topics: Safety

Vehicle Loading - How to Avoid Injury

Posted by Xamax on 02/04/18 16:41

If carried out incorrectly, vehicle loading can put your workforce at great risk. Not only of injuring themselves, they could also jeopardise the safety of other road users. If carried out against procedure, loading can be financially costly to your business too. Here are the various do’s and don’ts you should bear in mind when it comes to loading and unloading.

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5 Tips to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Event

Posted by Xamax on 23/03/18 15:11

If you're organising your own event, you'll know that its success can depend on the weather. It's even trickier when you're planning it in spring as this unpredictable season can give us all a glimmer of hope that the frosty conditions are behind us, and then minutes later you could be dealing with heavy snow or even lightning. To help prepare for adverse weather conditions and keep your event running smoothly, here are five tips to weatherproof your outdoor event.

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Topics: Safety, Outdoor Workwear

Lightweight Workwear: Top Picks for Spring

Posted by Xamax on 20/03/18 10:47

We're finally starting to move away from the long, cold winter and into the crisp spring season. It might be time to put the insulated hats and gloves away but spring is highly volatile, with lightning storms being as likely as bursts of bright sunshine. As well as ensuring the working site is prepared for the predictably wet weather, you need to make sure your workers are suitably dressed for the outdoors. Here are seven of our top lightweight workwear picks for spring. 

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Topics: Safety, Outdoor Workwear

How to Complete a Lightning Risk Assessment

Posted by Xamax on 14/03/18 15:54

Working outdoors can come with its fair share of risks, and one of the more dangerous hazards you and your team are facing is lightning. Although it's a hazard which is usually overlooked because we don't see it too regularly in Britain, it's something which needs highlighting because of the risks it brings. In the case you and your team are going to be working on a site where lightning can occur (very likely over the coming months), it's important you conduct a lightning risk assessment. Here's what you need to do.

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Topics: Safety