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Alex posted a blog post

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
19 hours ago
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

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
Alex posted a blog post

Brexit and PPE

 Brexit; it’s an all-encompassing word that doesn’t just represent Britain’s departure from the European Union, but potentially its directives, laws and policies that businesses rely on today. A shake up of any of our health and safety directives could affect the smallest sole-trader, to the biggest conglomerates. If you’re currently…See More
Sep 6, 2016
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Aug 19, 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

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…

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Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:00am

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…

Continue

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 5:30am

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…

Continue

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 10:30am

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…

Continue

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

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Alex posted a blog post

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
19 hours ago
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The art of writing effective audit observations

Audits are a means of evaluating operations and other functions of an organization. ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems describes audits as a process used for gathering the evidence of verifiable documents and map their suitability, alignment and fulfilment with the company’s policies and procedures.An audit is an important tool that helps organizations to analyze opportunities, implement best practices, and assess all the important factors in a business, such as risks,…See More
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What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 98 Replies

Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by David R Snell on Wednesday.

Feedback on a injury prevention product we're building.

Hi everyone!For full transparency ill tell you a little about myself and what I hope to accomplish. My name is Zuber and I'm an engineering student who founded a startup helping to build wearable…Continue

Tags: product, prevention, injury, back, safety

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Best overall personal safety book? 1 Reply

What do you think is  the best all-in-one book out there for optimizing personal safety and the safety of one's family?  Right now I have …Continue

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Fire codes for residential buildings

Hi,Can anybody kindly give me a hint how to find Fire Codes for residential buildings in different cities in the United States?Continue

Started by Darren Asad Apr 14.

OSHA and Machine Guard Door Safety???

We have what we feel is not a unique situation and were wondering if anyone might of run across this challenge and know more about the requirements.  We are building a small machine system that…Continue

Tags: electric, osha, air, door, interlocked

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