EN Standards

7 July 2023  |  Admin

Do You Need High Cut Safety Boots?

When it comes to ensuring workplace safety, appropriate footwear plays a vital role, especially in industries where hazards are prevalent. High cut safety boots are designed to provide maximum protection to the feet and lower legs in such environments. In this blog, we will explore the features, benefits, and applications of high cut safety boots, highlighting why they are an essential investment for individuals working in hazardous conditions.

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16 June 2023  |  Admin

Protective Clothing for Welding

Welding is a vital industrial process that involves joining metal components through the application of intense heat and electric arcs. While welding enables us to create durable structures, it also poses significant risks to workers if proper safety precautions are not followed. One essential aspect of welding safety is the use of appropriate protective clothing. In this blog, we will explore the importance of protective clothing in welding, discuss key considerations when choosing such garments, and highlight some essential items to ensure maximum safety and comfort in the welding workshop.

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5 June 2023  |  Admin

Why is Knee Protection Important?

According to statistics, 60 per cent of knee injuries results from wear and tear of the knee. One of the most effective ways to prevent this is by using knee pads. Here are some of the benefits of knee pads:

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12 May 2023  |  Admin

Why is Slip Resistant Footwear Important?

SRA, SRB and SRC are terms you might have seen a lot while looking through safety footwear on our website. And while you probably know that they are related to grip and slip resistance, some of the finer details might not be so familiar or clear. But getting to know these finer points could be a big help to you at work from day to day, whether you’re out in the rain on the rails, using heavy machinery on the building site or working in a warehouse or kitchen.

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1 May 2023  |  Admin

What Are Industrial Bump Caps?

A bump cap is a type of headgear that is typically used in work environments where there is a risk of head injuries from falling objects or bumping into objects. Bump caps are not designed to protect against impact forces as much as they are designed to protect against abrasions, cuts, and scrapes. They are usually made from soft materials such as foam or fabric, and they often have a visor to protect the face from debris. Bump caps are typically worn in combination with other types of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hard hats or safety glasses.

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28 April 2023  |  Admin

Mechanical Vibration & Shock (10819)

EN ISO 10819 is the standard which specifies the requirements for gloves to protect against vibrations. When working with any equipment producing vibration exposure such as jackhammers, chipping & paving breaker tools, electric hammers etc, users will experience vibration transmission from the tool handle to the palms of the hands hence the reason for wearing anti vibration gloves. EN ISO 10819 sets out the requirements used to analyse the ‘vibration transmissibility’ of gloves i.e., the ability of a glove to protect the users’ hands from vibrations within a frequency range of 31.5 Hz to 1250 Hz.

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24 March 2023  |  Admin

Fall Protection and its Safety Standards

Fall protection is essential to anybody that works at height, including roofers, scaffolders, tree surgeons and window cleaners. Falls are responsible for a great number of serious injuries and deaths, which are preventable by using the correct harnesses and lanyards.

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17 March 2023  |  Admin

Hard Hat Colour Coding

Wearing hard hats on construction sites is vital for safety, as the risk of head injury can be extremely high – even with all the necessary control measures in place. Therefore, it's crucial that everyone understands the requirements surrounding them, including the colour coding of hard hats. PPE requirements are covered by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992. These regulations now also cover hard hats on construction sites. However, the most recent hard hat colour coding system was introduced in 2017 by Build UK.

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6 March 2023  |  Admin

Why You Should Wear Safety Glasses At Work

Safety glasses are an important part of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). In many workplaces, workers are required to wear safety glasses for certain tasks such as those involving fine particles, impact hazards, fumes, and similar dangers. You may wonder why they are so important if you have never had an eye injury yourself. The fact is that thousands of eye injuries occur at work in the UK each year. So why should you start wearing safety glasses? The following are a few of the reasons.

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3 March 2023  |  Admin

The Importance of Ear Protection In The Workplace

In which environments can workers potentially be more susceptible to some sort of damage to their ears? From 3 feet away, air compressors register 92 decibels. Working within 3 feet of an air compressor for less than 2 hours would cause hearing loss. Powered drills register 98 decibels, which would cause damage after 30 minutes. Powered saws can reach up to 110 decibels from 3 feet away and this could cause permanent hearing loss in under 2 minutes. A typical factory will often register at 100 decibels and that could start to cause damage in 15 minutes.

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