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How to manage a safe return to work after the COVID-19 lockdown

By Kevin Rowe 14 days ago No comments

SafetyBuyer has put together a few tips on how to ensure your organisation can resume work as efficiently as possible as the COVID-19 lockdown eases, while continuing to keep your workers safe and protected.

Using wireless alarms on construction sites

By Kevin Rowe 2 months ago No comments

Wireless fire alarms can help construction sites protect their workforce and assets, while remaining fully compliant with regulatory requirements. Find out more from SafetyBuyer about the benefits these systems can offer!

How employers can ensure apprentices feel welcome on their first day

By Kevin Rowe 2 months ago No comments

It’s important for managers to do everything they can to help apprentices get their careers off to a good start. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the steps that bosses can take to ensure their new apprentices feel welcome and ready to succeed.

How apprentices can make the most of their apprenticeship

By Kevin Rowe 2 months ago No comments

Starting an apprenticeship can be quite daunting. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps you can take to overcome the challenges and ensure you make the most of the opportunities an apprenticeship can provide.

Photoluminescent Safety Products: What You Need to Know

By Kevin Rowe 7 months ago No comments

When the lights go off, photoluminescent safety products play an essential role in keeping your workers safe. Equipment such as glow tapes and floor markers, or photoluminescent safety signs, are vital for highlighting the safest and most effective escape routes, preventing disorientation and potentially saving lives.

However, when shopping for these products, it can be hard to know what to look for. With a range of terminology in use (including glow-in-the-dark, nite glo, photolume and photoluminescent) and seemingly so many options to choose from, how can you be sure your product does what it’s supposed to?

What are the Legal Requirements Regarding Safety Signs?

By Kevin Rowe 10 months ago No comments

The responsible use of safety signs is an essential aspect of a legally compliant health and safety policy. Businesses generally understand this - but many would still benefit from brushing up on the specifics of the relevant legislation to make sure their policies are fit for purpose.

After all, the consequences for failing to properly follow the Health and Safety Executive’s rules on safety signage can be quite serious; it can lead to an increased risk of dangerous accidents, while making the company in question liable for fines and damaging headlines.

The Most Common Safety Sign Mistakes to Avoid

By Kevin Rowe 10 months ago No comments

Safety signs have been proven to be a highly effective way of highlighting occupational hazards and safe practices in busy workplaces, and represent a key element of any responsible business’s health and safety strategy. However, their effectiveness as a safety measure is very much dependent on correct usage.

To help your organisation avoid the negative consequences of poorly-utilised signs, here are a selection of some of the most common mistakes companies make when putting up safety signs

Why Are Safety Signs So Important?

By Kevin Rowe 10 months ago No comments

It's vital that those in charge of workplace safety spend some time thinking about why safety signs are so valuable, in order to make sure they are always being used properly.

In this article we discuss five of the main reasons why it's so important that safety signs are implemented properly through your workplace.

Where to put workplace safety signs

By Kevin Rowe 10 months ago No comments

The effectiveness of workplace safety signs depends largely on ensuring they are deployed in the right places, and for the right situations.

The specific needs of no two workplaces are exactly alike, meaning there are no hard and fast rules on exactly where to place signs, or how many need to be used. However, there are a few general guidelines that can help your business make the most of your safety signage, and keep your workforce well-informed and alert to potential danger wherever necessary.

What do the different colours and shapes of safety signs mean?

By Kevin Rowe 11 months ago No comments

Safety signage represents an integral aspect of workplace health and safety practices, communicating vital warnings and information to everyone on-site in a visually impactful way. The colour and shape of each sign is a key part of that visual communication - but many might be unaware of exactly what purpose these design elements serve.