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Is it too hot to work?
Despite the lack of a legal maximum temperature for workplaces, the HSE is asking employers to be responsible and prioritise the health and safety of their employees.
What’s the Difference Between CE and UKCA Markings?
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that PPE compliance is a topic that we regularly discuss.
Why It’s So Important to Include Your Employees in Workwear Decisions
Have you ever stopped and thought about the order of the words in ‘PPE’? It’s not ‘protective personal equipment’, even though that makes almost as much sense.
How to know when it’s time to update your employee’s workwear

The longer you wait to replace workwear, the more at risk you’re putting yourself from accidents or injuries at work as damaged PPE won’t provide the necessary level of protection.

Here’s how to know when it’s time to update your employee’s workwear.

What’s better for bespoke workwear logos: embroidery or printing?

When it comes to creating branded workwear, there are normally two directions you can go down: embroidering your logo or printing.

These two popular options both give a professional and unique quality to your workwear and will make your employees easily identifiable when in uniform.

How you can make your PPE more appropriate for your female employees

Despite the number of women working in male-dominated industries – like construction, engineering etc. – increasing, finding the right PPE continues to be a struggle.

Here’s how you can get PPE that is more appropriate for your female employees.

The essential workwear items that all start-up construction businesses need

Safety is of the utmost importance on the construction site, and any start-up business will need to fully consider the needs of the site when purchasing garments.

Tips to make your PPE last longer

Buying sufficient garments for the needs of all your staff can become quite expensive, especially when you invest in the best quality materials from trusted brands.

Although there’s no way to go cheap when it comes to PPE, there are ways that you can extend the lifetime of your garments to provide you with a better return on investment.

Essential workwear garments that every healthcare organisation needs

Good workwear garments should help healthcare workers perform their roles in comfort and be able to support them with any tasks they carry out throughout the day.

If you’re looking to update your healthcare organisation’s workwear wardrobe, here’s everything you need to know.

Should you have arc flash protection in place?

Arc flash is a type of electrical explosion or discharge that can occur in an electrical system.

If your employees are at risk of arc flash in their day to day role, as an employer it’s your responsibility to make sure they’re protected from any harm.

With £10bn in PPE thrown away, what should you look for?
PPE is a necessity in many industries to keep employees safe while at work, without it the number of work-related accidents and injuries could increase significantly – so this amount of defective stock could be causing many problems for businesses that needed the equipment urgently.
An introduction to COSHH

Every employee should feel safe and protected while at work, and it’s up to you as an employer to ensure they feel this by following the law and putting measures in place to reduce potential risk.

The new normal: how can we continue working safely with COVID?

In this article, we’re going to look at how you can incorporate healthy work practices in your business and continue working safely with COVID – as it’s not completely gone away, yet!

What are the most common hazards present in an automotive workshop?

If you’re working in an automotive workshop, there are plenty of potential risks and hazards that you may be subjecting your staff to.

Here are some of the most common hazards that you – and your staff – should be aware of, and how you can minimise them.

4 health and safety tips for the construction industry

Construction sites are hazardous places so before you commence any project, you should conduct a thorough risk assessment to identify anything that could potentially cause your worker’s harm.

Work with your employees to identify these hazards so they understand, accept and work to implement improvements to enhance their safety.

What are the new PPE regulations to be introduced in April?

The new PPE regulation will be called the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) and will be updating the PPER 1992 Regulations.

Rules on PPE will be brought up to date and will extend the duties of employers regarding personal protective equipment to keep workers safe.

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