Personal Protection Equipment

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    Keeping utility workers safe: alarm monitoring technology is key

    Utility workers out in the field maintaining our electrical and gas supply networks can be at risk of accidents and aggression from the public, making it vital to have the right technology for raising the alarm and identifying their location.

    By Rebecca Pick, Pick Protection on 12 May 2023

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    Selecting PPE: suitability and sustainability are key

    Getting the PPE selection process right leads to better wearer protection, cost savings and environmental benefits – but it’s essential to use a specialist provider with the expertise to guide you.

    By Ryan Plummer, RS Safety Solutions on 12 May 2023

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    Keeping feet on the ground

    Slip-resistant safety footwear can play a vital role in preventing slips and trips, but it’s vital to also consider other factors like wearer comfort when selecting it.

    By Simon Ash UK, HAIX on 01 September 2022

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    More than a third say health and safety improved since pandemic, finds report

    Health and safety practitioners are more confident since the pandemic that their company will protect workers and that staff will comply with safety rules, a report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 May 2023

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    Poor quality PPE and safety products: not just a Covid problem

    The problem of substandard safety products regularly made headlines during the Covid pandemic as poor quality and unusable products flooded the market, but the issue of substandard PPE and safety products existed long before Covid and remains a significant concern today.

    By Alan Murray, British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) on 06 April 2023

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    Covid inquiry must include impact on workers, says TUC

    The consultation into the government’s draft terms of reference (ToR) for the forthcoming public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic has closed today (8 April).

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 April 2022

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    PPE at work – expansion of employers’ duties

    Health and safety obligations on employers are to be expanded as a result of planned changes to Great Britain’s (GB’s) Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPE Regulations).

    By Zoe Betts, Pinsent Masons on 21 February 2022


    Construction firm fined after injured worker loses sight

    A Bradford-based construction company has been fined after an employee was injured at work leading to irreversible damage to his right eye.

    By British Safety Council on 30 November 2021

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    Government wasted £2 billion on unusable PPE, finds inquiry

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) intended for hospitals is still lying in storage, including £2 billion worth of items that are ‘not suitable for use’ in medical settings, a Committee has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 September 2021

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    Don't slip up

    When selecting slip-resistant footwear, it’s vital to also consider factors such as the level of comfort provided to the wearer.

    By Simon Ash, HAIX on 03 September 2021