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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High visibility clothing isn't a fashion statement - it's a necessity to keep workers safe. They allow wearers to be easily seen in a variety of light conditions - from darkness and other low light conditions to even broad daylight if much of the wearer's body will be obscured from view. Here are some tips on how to pick hi vis vests for your team.
Lightning is an occupational hazard that's often overlooked, but it shouldn't be because it can severely injure or even kill outdoor workers, particularly if they're working at height. Here are some tips on how to protect your workers in spring and maintain lightning safety outdoors.
The weather can play a huge role in dictating whether or not it's safe to be working outdoors. Working in high winds is a risk that's less discussed but it can be just as deadly to ignore. Workers need to know the risks and hazards associated, and how best to mitigate them. Here are our tips.