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Health and Safety

Essential Workplace Safety Gear for Construction Employees

 

The provision of safety gear in construction is dictated by specific workplace risks and regulatory requirements. This guide outlines the primary types of safety gear, reflecting a pragmatic approach to workplace safety in line with UK standards.

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Preventing Workplace Accidents by Prioritising Floor Safety Solutions

In the following guide, SafetyBuyer explains how investing in good flooring and workplace safety can help employers to avoid these costs, and ultimately see a vital return on investment (ROI). Doing so is a win-win for both employers and the people who occupy their workplaces.

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Types of Anti-Slip Flooring: Choosing the Right Solution

In the UK, where wet weather is a common occurrence and workplace safety regulations are stringent, the significance of anti-slip flooring cannot be overstated. Whether due to rain or indoor spills, slip hazards can be created in many workplaces, and employers have a duty to protect their workers from injury in potentially dangerous conditions.

Non-slip or slip-resistant flooring is a vital component in preventing accidents and ensuring a safe environment for employees, customers and the public. In the following guide, we explain how to choose the right non-slip flooring solutions for your requirements, and what you should be aware of to make sure you remain compliant with health and safety laws.

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Winterising Your Floors: Cold Weather Floor Safety Solution

In the cold winter months, slippery surfaces become an everyday hazard as rain, ice and snow present a perilous obstacle to both employees and visitors on your business premises. Wet and icy conditions increase the likelihood of slip and fall accidents, which can result in serious injuries.

SafetyBuyer understands the importance of maintaining safe and secure flooring during the winter months. In the following guide, we explore ways to make sure your premises' floors are walkable and safe during bad weather, and the safety solutions that can help you achieve this.

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The Science of Slip Resistance: How Does Non-Slip Flooring Work?

Anti-slip flooring is often a vital part of a workplace's health and safety efforts. Whether there is a particular risk factor that makes slips and trips more likely, or if a business simply aims to reinforce health and safety and minimise the chances of an injury, installing anti-slip flooring can deliver slip resistance in high-traffic areas and significantly reduce the likelihood of an accident.

Here, the team at SafetyBuyer discusses the circumstances in which non-slip flooring is the perfect solution to address the risks of trips and falls, and explains the science behind the technology that makes anti-slip products so vital for health and safety compliance.

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How Non-Slip Matting Can Reduce Accidents

Slippery floors, often found in homes, workplaces, and public areas, pose a significant risk of accidents. From kitchens with oil spills to wet bathroom floors and entranceways dampened by British rain, the danger of slipping is a constant concern. These slips can lead to serious injuries, impacting individuals and potentially leading to compensation claims and reputational damage for businesses.

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Aero Healthcare Ltd and Safety Buyer UK Ltd Join Forces to Enhance Defibrillator and First Aid Trauma Solutions

Safety Buyer is delighted to announce a new partnership with Aero Healthcare Ltd which will see Safety Buyer making a significant upgrade to its Defibrillator and First Aid Trauma solutions.

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Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace?

Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace?

Every year, many people are injured or suffer ill health due to hazards in the workplace. According to the Health and Safety Executive, in 2021/22 1.8 million people were suffering from a work-related illness and 565,000 workers sustained an injury at work.

Effective health and safety practices and an appropriate workplace culture help to protect people from work-related hazards. It is essential that both the employer and employees understand their roles and responsibilities with regard to health and safety at work.

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