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  • Office Furniture Buyers Guide

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  • Dealing with emergency and one-off waste streams

    Managing waste is a complex business. Facilities managers have to deal with any number of waste streams, from confidential documents to hazardous materials. But what about emergency and one-off waste streams?

    There are several considerations organisations will need to take into account when dealing with waste that is out of the ordinary, such as: Continue reading

  • Flood Risk Management

    Recent storms have given rise to serious flooding in parts of the British Isles. Floods are one of our most common natural disasters. Statistics indicate that businesses are more likely to be flooded than hit by fire and according to many in the scientific world, climate change means that flood risks are rising. This article discusses commercial flood risk management. Continue reading

  • Grit Salt Vs. Ice Melt - Which is best?

    With the cold of winter truly upon us, as a business or homeowner you may be thinking of the best ways of keeping your home warm and the outside of it slip-free. For this reason, you may decide to invest in gritting salt. But, look online and you will see reference to grit salt and ice melt. You may be wondering what the difference is between the two, if there is any, leading to the inevitable question: is one better than the other? Both products act in similar ways but if you are unsure which is better - grit or ice melt, simply take a look below. Continue reading

  • Health & Safety Signs – a Buyers Guide

    There is a bewildering choice of health and safety signage available in different sizes and materials. It can seem like a minefield trying to work out what you need and where you need it. In this buyers guide to health and safety signage, we hope to give you a bit of information about the different types of signs. You should then be able to choose the ones you need for your workplace. Continue reading

  • Fire Safety Equipment Guide

    Fire can be devastating, destroying property and threatening lives. This is why it is important to keep your fire risk assessments up to date and to ensure that you have appropriate fire safety equipment to prevent fires. You should also minimise the damage done if they do break out, minimising risk to life and learn to – if necessary fight a fire if it occurs on your premises. Continue reading

  • Warehouse Workwear & PPE Buyer’s Guide

    Regardless of how stringent risk assessments and health and safety measures are in warehouses, the nature of their operations will always present certain risks to employees. With many operations involving manual and mechanical handling, working at height and on-site transport, there are a number of risks posed to warehouse staff depending on the nature of their activities. Therefore, ensuring they are provided and trained on how to use the appropriate warehouse workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital in ensuring their safety in the workplace.

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  • How to tell if your Workwear and PPE is fit for purpose

    When it comes to health and safety in the workplace, nothing should be left to chance. This is  particularly true when it comes to workwear and PPE for your employees. As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to provide a healthy and safe working environment for your staff. In certain environments, this responsibility extends to supplying suitable workwear and PPE. It can also include sufficient training on how to use equipment. This is detailed in Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

    Of course, standards and regulations vary depending on the industry. Therefore, it can make it difficult to tell if your workwear and PPE is up to the job. Continue reading

  • Construction workwear buyers guide

    Wearing the right workwear is essential for safety, especially in environments that are naturally dangerous, such as the construction industry. With regulations to adhere to and the general comfort of your employees to bear in mind, it can be difficult to know where to start. But, there is no need to fret, as we have everything covered for you below. Continue reading

  • Working at height – A buyers guide to workwear and PPE

    There are many types of environments that require workers to operate from a height, including roof repair work on farm buildings, warehouses, and factories, as well as construction work. In fact, one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and deaths is falls from roofs due to fragile roof lights and roofing. This is why employers need to ensure they abide by the applicable regulations, including the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, ensuring their workers have the right workwear and PPE to provide maximum protection. Continue reading

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