Health & Safety

Dickies Unveils Latest Safety Boot

Dickies Medford Safety Boot

Global workwear brand Dickies has expanded its range of safety footwear with the launch of the Medford Safety Boot – designed to offer superior comfort, durability and protection in the colder months.

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UVC lighting that actively reduces the bacterial and viral charge

UVC lighting

Humanlumen, the lighting brand with a uniquely human-centric approach, introduces the Clean Air Series, a range of UVC Air Sterilisation Units, providing a safe, reliable and sustainable solution for a safe ‘Return to Work’ for many employers and employees. The Clean Air Series is a range of efficient UVC lighting devices that actively reduce the bacterial and viral charge of the …

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Tradespeople ready to fix lockdown DIY disasters

Dickies DIY fixes

According to a survey by global workwear brand Dickies, over the coming months, nearly three-quarters of tradespeople expect to be fixing botched DIY jobs carried out by people at home during the lockdown imposed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The poll, carried out through Dickies Workwear’s Twitter feed, revealed that 72.9% of respondents anticipated spending some of their time …

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MSA Reveals Industry Insights from Hard Hat Survey

MSA reveals industry insights from hard hat survey (1)

A forward-thinking industry survey has revealed a lack of comfort as the main obstacle putting workers off wearing their safety helmets more regularly, and, somewhat worryingly, almost half of those surveyed said that they never or rarely wear a hard hat. Run by MSA Safety in conjunction with Skill Builder (a resource for the building industry promoting knowledge, news, and …

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Dickies Puts Your Hero Tradesperson in the Spotlight

Dickies heroes site guy

Global workwear brand Dickies is putting the spotlight on tradespeople who are working hard to deliver essential projects during the Coronavirus outbreak. Dickies is encouraging anyone who knows a tradesperson carrying out such work to share their stories on social media – using the hashtag #dickieshero – where the company will highlight inspiring examples to its followers. “During these testing …

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The heat is on – Hot Work Fires on the Rise

Cut metal with a Angular grinding machine. Sparks are flying. Co

Hot work fires on construction sites are on the rise. CHAS, the supply chain risk management experts, explain what you need to remember when undertaking this type of work. More than a quarter of all accidental fires on construction sites are sparked by ‘hot work’, according to Freedom of Information data obtained by insurer Zurich. Combustible materials can be easily …

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NEW – EMMA Safety Footwear Added to the Hultafors Group PPE Portfolio

EMMA Safety Footwear Added to the Hultafors Group

As customer demands for accreditation, safety, quality and value increase, the Hultafors Group continues to stay one step ahead of the competition. The Hultafors Group’s PPE portfolio already includes market-leading tools, workwear and protective wear brands such as Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety footwear, Hellberg Safety and Hultafors Tools. The acquisition of EMMA Safety Footwear considerably enhances …

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Scaffold Configuration: Does My Project Need a Bespoke Design?

Building construction site with scaffolding

Scaffold design is a complex and often painstaking business, involving a fairly weighty set of calculations intended to demonstrate the strength and stability (or otherwise) of the proposed structure. It is a matter of legal compliance that all scaffolds have to be able to demonstrate they conform to minimum standards, which in practice sounds as if there is no option …

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