Tag: personal protective equipment

Working at Height Safety Equipment

Working at height remains one of the highest risk activities at work in the UK. HSE statistics show that in 2022/23 135 people were killed in work-related accidents in the UK, of these the highest proportion came from a falls from height, in which 40 people were killed. Work at height means work in any […]

RPE for Asbestos Protection

Proper asbestos protection is essential – conditions caused by asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 5,000 deaths in the UK every year. While personal protective equipment (PPE) for asbestos includes a number of necessary components, this blog will focus on RPE. What does RPE stand for in PPE? Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is a specific […]

Week Commencing 12/02/2024 – In The News

£2.15m fine following recycling worker fatality HSE inspector Stephen Garner explains the background to a fatal accident at a paper recycling plant. On 30 January 2020, 32-year-old Dean Atkinson was returning from the employee welfare cabins to his workstation on the picking line at Ward Recycling’s paper recycling plant in County Durham, England. Dean needed […]

Week Commencing 15/01/2024 – In The News

New data released for Blue Monday New research from MHFA England, released ahead of so-called Blue Monday, shows 59% of employees do not regularly feel joy and satisfaction at work. 1 in 5 (22%) workers feel their sense of purpose, satisfaction, and joy at work has decreased since the pandemic. So called ‘Blue Monday’ is […]

PPE Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch. Reason: Absence of PPE, where identified as required from a risk assessment, can expose an operative to something that has the potential to cause harm. Outline: […]

Week Commencing 14/08/2023 – In The News

Worker dies at Everton’s new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium site A worker has died after being injured at Everton’s new football stadium which is being built in Liverpool. The 26-year-old was taken to hospital after being hurt at about 12:30 BST on the construction site at Bramley-Moore Dock, Merseyside Police said. The force said the man’s […]

Safety Spotlight: Asbestos Awareness & COSHH

As part of April’s Hazard of the Month, Hazardous Substances, we’re highlighting two key areas: Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances (COSHH). Asbestos Awareness Employers must ensure that anyone who may disturb asbestos during their normal work, or anyone who supervises them, receives the correct level of information, instruction and training to enable them to work safely. There […]

Top 10 Tips for Effective PPE Training

Proper training is essential to the effective use of personal protective equipment in the workplace, and should leave users with sufficient knowledge on how to equip, use, maintain and store any PPE they may use. So, what steps can you take to ensure your PPE training is effective? 1. Be guided by risk assessments Risk […]

Safety Spotlight: PPE & Lock Out Tag Out

As part of March’s Hazard of the Month, PPE, we’re highlighting two key areas: PPE and Lock Out Tag Out. PPE By law, employers have a duty to protect their workers from health and safety risks – this includes the provision of any PPE required free of charge if a risk assessment finds that it is necessary. PPE […]

First Aid: PPE & First Aid

PPE, as we know, is the last line of defence when looking at control measures for hazards. PPE should be selected on its suitability for the wearer and compatibility with the task being conducted and other PPE that may be worn. PPE therefore can present some challenges to the first aider responding to an incident […]