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3 essential electrical safety tips for new students

Living away from home for the first time is an exciting, invigorating, and pretty daunting experience. While your first days at uni will be the time of your life, living away from your parents also comes with a new set of challenges.Aside from cooking and cleaning, one thing we take for granted is our parents’ knowledge of how to keep us safe. Electrical safety, in particular, is something not many first-time students know a lot about, but electrical accidents are…See More
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3 electrical safety tips for the home

Electricity is essential in our day-to-day lives, and most of us take it for granted - particularly in our home. If you stop and think about how much our lives revolve around electricity, it’s staggering just how many gadgets, devices, and tools are reliant upon this form of power.From entertainment to communication, heating our homes to storing and cooking food - it’s fair to say that we use a lot of electricity! With so many electrical devices in our homes, however, understanding how to…See More
Oct 27
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The Safest and Least Safe New Family Cars

One of the most important factors when searching for a new family car is safety. If you're driving your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews around you want to know that they are as safe as they can be when you're looking after them.And of course most modern cars are very safe, as they have to adhere to strict safety standards and the results of crash testing are publicly available for you to peruse, enabling you to find the safest vehicles on the market.This graphic looks at just that,…See More
Sep 27
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Health and Safety Tips for the Oil and Gas Industry

In terms of health and safety, the oil and gas industry certainly falls into the category of high-risk working environments. However, there has been a decrease in the sector’s non-fatal injury rate in the UK, with the number of accidents now l…See More
Sep 5
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How and Why you should Wash your Hands Properly

The tremendous medical care we have access to in the Western world is something many of us take for granted, but we also have a responsibility to keep ourselves healthy. If recent research is anything to go by, it seems more and more people are failing to take even the most basic steps to protect themselves, their…See More
Aug 31
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Safety Tips for Amateur and Professional Gardeners

Gardening is an excellent way to get physically fit and if you’re a professional landscape gardener or outdoor handyman, it’s also a lovely way to earn a living. But there are a number of safety risks to consider, and, whether you’re an amateur flower gardener…See More
Jun 12
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4 eco-friendly safety essentials to help save the world

The health and safety sector and the green sector now thankfully meet with a selection of products that are effective in preventing harm to workers, while also benefitting the environment. Such developments are important factors in the modern workplace, which wants to keep employees safe and now also wants to reduce its carbon…See More
Apr 28
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Five steps for safer use of solvent-based paints

When it comes to deciding between using solvent-based or water-based paints for a given job, we all know the basic pros and cons: water-based paints will typically smell less offensive, be easier to clean up, and present less…See More
Mar 13
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5 essential tips for garden health and safety

There are plenty of garden tools and equipment that require care and attention, but they are not the only things that cause accidents and injuries in the garden.To remain safe and free from harm you should consider the following 5 tips, which look at everything from tools and equipment, to hazards that cause trips and…See More
Feb 27
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Working around electricity: 5 crucial steps

Whether you're an expert on load cells and capacitors or don't know your fusebox from your frappuccino, it pays to remind yourself of electrical safety procedures when you're working around electricity in any form. Even…See More
Feb 24
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Workplace temperature, ventilation and filtration: a basic checklist

As we all know, it’s crucial to make sure that appropriate levels of ventilation, filtration and comfortable ambient temperatures are maintained at all times in any workplace.If you’re initially looking to put together a more generic list of workplace temperature, ventilation and filtration issues to keep a…See More
Feb 14
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Working at height is one of the UK's leading causes of workplace fatalities & injuries. These pointers will reduce risks & make working at height safer.

Working at height is the leading cause of workplace fatalities & injuries in the UK. In 2013/14, the Health and Safety Executive published statistics which showed that working at height was responsible for more workplace fatalities than any other professional activity. It also revealed that working at height…See More
Jan 19
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Work tools: key stats and areas of concern

Although we all know intuitively that power tools can be exceptionally dangerous if used without due care and attention, it remains far too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the ones we’re most accustomed to are somehow made safer by dint of our familiarity with them. However, numerous eye-opening statistics have…See More
Jan 11
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Bad weather on site: simple tips and tools

There’s not an awful lot we can do about grim weather on job sites, and it will arrive at sometime – particularly in the UK! But, with a bit of straightforward anticipation and preparation, we can mitigate the worst of the risks posed by excessive wind, rain and snow during winter works. Be preparedFirstly, it’s always a…See More
Dec 8, 2016
Alex posted a blog post

Construction site essentials: anemometers

Keeping an eye on weather conditions is, of course, a pretty crucial task on most work sites. Potential injuries from worker slips or falls, along with the risk of damage caused by improperly secured loads or machinery, are among the most pressing health and safety concerns on busy sites – and inclement weather…See More
Nov 18, 2016
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Choosing a health and safety training provider

Health and safety training can be crucial in the workplace, even for industries that are deemed ‘safe’. With so much training and advice on offer, it is important to choose the correct provider for your business. You will save time and money by knowing exactly what you want before embarking on any training…See More
Sep 27, 2016

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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
What industry do you work in?
Health and safety
What company do you work for or associate with?
RS Components
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
What best describes the role you play in the purchase of safety products?
Specify what hand protection to purchase, Make the actual glove purchases from a supplier

Alex's Blog

3 essential electrical safety tips for new students

Living away from home for the first time is an exciting, invigorating, and pretty daunting experience. While your first days at uni will be the time of your life, living away from your parents also comes with a new set of challenges.

Aside from cooking and cleaning, one thing we take for granted is our parents’ knowledge of how to keep us safe. Electrical safety, in particular, is something not many first-time students know a lot about, but…

Continue

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 5:12am

3 electrical safety tips for the home

Electricity is essential in our day-to-day lives, and most of us take it for granted - particularly in our home. If you stop and think about how much our lives revolve around electricity, it’s staggering just how many gadgets, devices, and tools are reliant upon this form of power.

From entertainment to communication, heating our homes to storing and cooking food - it’s fair to say that we use a lot of electricity! With so many electrical devices…

Continue

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 2:15am

The Safest and Least Safe New Family Cars

One of the most important factors when searching for a new family car is safety. If you're driving your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews around you want to know that they are as safe as they can be when you're looking after them.

And of course most modern cars are very safe, as they have to adhere to strict safety standards and the results of crash testing are publicly available for you to peruse, enabling you to find the safest…

Continue

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 7:52am

Health and Safety Tips for the Oil and Gas Industry

In terms of health and safety, the oil and gas industry certainly falls into the category of high-risk working environments. However, there has been a decrease in the sector’s non-fatal injury rate in the UK, with the number of accidents now…

Continue

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 2:39am

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CrossFit is the best way to keep your body active, your mind intrigued and your system alive. This is a high-intensity workout routine that involves strength building, muscle building and weight training activities along with intense aerobic workouts. People who indulge in CrossFitting at least once in a week are faster, nimbler and retain top shape throughout the workout time span.…See More
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Regulations in the US and EU Dealing with Combination Products

Registering and maintaining combination products in the US and the EU is a bit tricky, because these are disparate markets that are governed by different sets of regulations which are independent of each other. So, any business that wants to market combination products into the US or the EU must be completely aware of the nature and meaning of all the regulations. Such businesses…See More
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3 essential electrical safety tips for new students

Living away from home for the first time is an exciting, invigorating, and pretty daunting experience. While your first days at uni will be the time of your life, living away from your parents also comes with a new set of challenges.Aside from cooking and cleaning, one thing we take for granted is our parents’ knowledge of how to keep us safe. Electrical safety, in particular, is something not many first-time students know a lot about, but electrical accidents are…See More
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Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

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