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How to protect your new business from crime

Image by Codelocks Ltd (Creative Commons)Starting a new business can be an exciting prospect. With the right idea, lots of hard work, and let’s face it, a bit of luck, you may find yourself at the helm of a very successful enterprise.There are so many things to consider – revenue, funding,…See More
Dec 6, 2017
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Recycling dangers and how to avoid them

Image credit: Mark Riechers viawww.unsplash.comThere is a danger that we try to recycle absolutely everything these days, when realistically not everything can be recycled.  We are also predispositioned to recycle all our household waste, but there are a few dangers we should all be aware of. We recycle paper, glass, plastic, tin cans, cardboard, food, electrical items, clothing, footwear and plenty of other consumables.  However, some of these items can…See More
Nov 22, 2017
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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
Nov 17, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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

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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

How to protect your new business from crime

Image by Codelocks Ltd (Creative Commons)

Starting a new business can be an exciting prospect. With the right idea, lots of hard work, and let’s face it, a bit of luck, you may find yourself at the helm of a very successful…

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Posted on December 6, 2017 at 8:04am

Recycling dangers and how to avoid them

Image credit: Mark Riechers viawww.unsplash.com

There is a danger that we try to recycle absolutely everything these days, when realistically not everything can be recycled.  We are also predispositioned to recycle all our household waste, but there are a few dangers we should all be aware of.

 

We recycle…

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Posted on November 22, 2017 at 2:00am

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

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