Winter is upon us, and it's a time when slips, trips, and falls become a common occurrence, leading not just to minor discomfort but also to severe injuries. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that these accidents are responsible for 40% of all workplace injuries in the UK, with associated costs reaching an astonishing £512 million in lost productivity each year.
With winter rolling in, the importance of appropriate workwear for chilly conditions cannot be overstated. A host of health risks—ranging from hypothermia to frostbite and even trench foot—loom over those who don't take adequate precautions.
One of the most effective ways to guard against the harsh winter environment is the strategic layering of workwear. But it's not as simple as piling on more clothes; it’s about making intelligent choices that maximize both warmth and comfort. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you layer your workwear effectively.
As the autumn leaves begin their descent and there's a noticeable chill in the air, there's no denying that winter is fast approaching. This season, while beautiful, poses its own unique set of challenges, especially for businesses that operate predominantly outdoors. Freezing temperatures, reduced daylight hours, and unpredictable weather patterns can throw a spanner in the works if you’re not prepared. But fret not! Preparation is the key to ensuring your operations run smoothly throughout the colder months. By focusing on three crucial aspects - people, sites, and vehicles - you can effectively equip your team and workspace for the demands of the season.
In today's fast-paced world, professionals across sectors such as emergency services, civil engineering, and construction often find themselves in challenging environments. One such challenge is the limited access to traditional toilet facilities due to the mobile nature of their work. This is where TravelJohn, a range of disposable urinals, steps in to provide a practical and hygienic solution.
When it comes to entering the world of workplace safety, apprenticeships provide an unparalleled platform. These immersive programs offer a blend of hands-on experience, theoretical knowledge, and professional development. It's an opportunity for young people to kickstart their careers while making meaningful contributions to safety across diverse industries.
Protecting people from hearing loss at work is in the DNA of all our Eurosafe members, as we continuously investigate and suggest specific solutions, training or equipment that can be used to protect people from a whole range of hazards at work. With other personal protection equipment aimed at stopping more physical types of injury, protection of hearing is a much more long-term concern for businesses, especially those where employees are exposed to noise levels above 80 dB on a daily basis.
Simon Safety & Lifting Centre Ltd are delighted to have been awarded the 2015 British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Service Award for the second year running, recognised by their customers for offering exceptional and innovative service solutions.
Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited presented the award in recognition for the outstanding contribution Simon Safety has made to the success of their Golden Eagle Area Development project. The prestigious award is presented to vendors who have displayed exceptional qualities and fully support their projects beyond the basic requirements of the contract. The key to this success was good communication, flexibility and efficiency all of which Simon Safety demonstrated throughout.