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When to Replace Work gloves – Handy Advice

21 March 2019

Wearing gloves whilst working makes sense in so many ways – they offer so many benefits to workers and can protect your hands from all sorts of hazards, depending on the gloves chosen.  When it comes to construction work, safety gloves can protect your hands from rough surfaces and sharp edges, and protect your skin from materials and chemicals that they may come into contact with. 

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The Kee to Safe Access for Work at Height

20 March 2019

Here at Safety Fabrications, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with safe access solutions they can rely on.  Work at height is required in so many different sectors nowadays, not solely in the construction industry.  As such we know that our clients, both here in the UK and overseas, need access solutions that suit their specific business requirements. 

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Springing Forward to Daylight Saving Time

19 March 2019

We’re facing that time of year again, folks – at 01:00 am on the last Sunday of this month, 31st March, the clocks will go forward an hour and we’ll be enjoying daylight saving time (DST or British Summer Time) for the next seven months, until the autumn is truly upon us. 

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Safe Use of Stepladders for Occasional Users

18 March 2019

Work at height needs to be properly planned and managed as even the simplest activity may cause life-changing injuries.  Work at height is defined as work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.  Work above floor level is classed as work at height, even if the only access necessary is a step stool or small ladder – a fall from even the first or second rung could cause personal injury.   There are so many instances where work at height may be required on an occasional basis – for example, changing an office light bulb

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Staying Alive and Preventing Falls from Height

13 March 2019

The government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height recently released a new report calling on the construction industry and the government to carry out a major review of the work at height culture here in the UK.  The report is titled “Staying Alive: Preventing Serious Injury and Fatalities while Working at Height” is the outcome of a year long inquiry by the APPG in a bid to discover why a fall from height results in the deaths of 18% of employees who are killed in the workplace and what can be done to decrease this figure. 

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