Health & Safety

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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Growing Evidence Linking Indoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Problems in Children

Indoor Air Pollution

There is growing evidence that respiratory problems among children may be exacerbated by indoor air pollution in homes, schools and nurseries, according to a joint report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of Physicians. The report, informed by a RCPCH commissioned a systematic review of 221 studies, presents evidence linking indoor air pollution to …

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‘Happy with your hard hat?’ with MSA Safety

Please take a minute to complete MSA’s hard hat survey to help improve safety in the workplace: https://skill-builder.uk/msa-survey In this video, sponsored by MSA Safety, Roger visits a few worksites to see what various trades think about wearing hard hats. #MSASafety #HeadForSafety #HeadProtection

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Head for safety: unlock the associated benefits of great head protection

V-Gard® 930 Non-Vented Protective Cap

By Mackenzie Peters, Global Product Group Manager, HEFH at MSA Safety About MSA Safety MSA Safety is a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of industry-leading safety products, including its iconic V-Gard® head protection range used by millions of workers in the toughest environments the world over. Our head and the brilliantly complex brain it protects are integral to everything we …

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Look After Your Hearing – With Proper Protection

Ear Protection

Peter Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, owners of Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear Safety Footwear and Hellberg Safety PPE writes: Long term damage to your hearing can be caused by the noise from regular daily use of even the most basic hand tools – drills, angle grinders, disc cutters, circular saws, even hammers – if you don’t wear …

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Detachable Holster Pockets In Snickers’ New LiteWork Stretch Trousers

Snickers Workwear logo

Leading where others follow, Snickers Workwear stretch fabrics deliver unrivalled comfort and close quarter mobility on site. Snickers Workwear’s hi-tech fabrics and body-mapping designs give plenty of scope for every professional craftsman and woman to stretch their performance on site comfortably. Designed for a wide variety of jobs on site, these LiteWork 4-way stretch work trousers are the ideal choice …

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The Van Insurer Highlights the Dangers of Disposable BBQs

Friends enjoying bbq party

With the summer in full swing, insurance price comparison site The Van Insurer is reminding van drivers about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Using portable or disposable barbecues in confined spaces like the back of vans or camper vans is potentially fatal according to experts. Research by the Gas Safe Register reveals that four out of five people in the UK are …

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Cordless Dust Extraction with DeWalt DCV586M

Many of you made the point that mains powered dust extraction for cordless tools completely defeats the object of having such a tool in the first place. Now DeWALT have the answer to the problem with their DCV586M 54V XR FLEXVOLT M-CLASS EXTRACTOR with Wireless Tool Control allows the user to operate the extractor from a wireless remote. Powered by …

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Is Off-site Construction the Future?

Is Off-site Construction the Future of Construction

What is off-site construction? Off-site construction is the completion of elements or components for a structure at another location in a factory environment. Sometimes these components are assembled before being delivered to site. The off-site construction factories can either be permanent factories or ‘flying’ factories. ‘Flying’ factories are temporary facilities set up for a specific project and then moved once …

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