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The Cost of Hand Injuries – Traffiglove Infographic Posted 31/03/2016

Hand accidents are an occupational hazard in many industries, with up to 40% of all workplace accidents involving hands to some degree. The more hand injuries there are in the accident book, the more employers pay out on lost man hours and replacement cover. So hand injuries are not just painful, they’re expensive too.

By providing the appropriate hand protection and relevant safety pre-cautions, employers can ensure any hand related injuries are minimised

The HSE’s Health and Safety Statistics Annual report 2015 revealed that in 2013/14 a total of 77,593 UK employees experienced non-fatal injuries, a significant drop from 122,695 in 2009/10. This resulted in 28.2 million working days lost in 2013/14 and an average of 7.5 days off work for each person suffering an injury.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Guide to Standard EN388:2003 Infographic Posted 21/12/2015

Safety standards help to keep us all safer at work. It is important when you buy a pair of safety gloves that you look out for the symbols showing for which purpose specific protection are designed. Within each field there are certain levels of hand protection that the gloves should offer. By understanding the rating systems and applying these safety glove regulations to the workplace, we can all protect our hands and prevent injury.

 

With this in mind, Globus have put together a series of infographics to help guide you through the important aspects of glove safety ratings. This one focuses on EN388:2003, a rating that will help determine how far the safety glove will help to protect against mechanical risks.                                       

Guide to Standard EN511:2006 Infographic Posted 18/12/2015

Safety standards help to keep us all safer at work. It is important when you buy a pair of safety gloves that you look out for the symbols showing for which purpose specific gloves are designed. Within each field there are certain levels of hand protection that the gloves should offer. By understanding the rating systems and applying these safety glove regulations to the workplace, we can all protect our hands and prevent injury.

 

With this in mind, Globus have put together a series of infographics to help guide you through the important aspects of glove safety ratings. This one focuses on EN511:2006, a rating that will help determine how far the safety glove will help to protect against cold.                                                                                                                                                

Guide to Standard EN407:2004 Infographic Posted 16/12/2015

Safety standards help to keep us all safer at work. It is important when you buy a pair of safety gloves that you look out for the symbols showing for which purpose specific gloves are designed. Within each field there are certain levels of hand protection that the gloves should offer. By understanding the rating systems and applying these safety glove regulations to the workplace, we can all protect our hands and prevent injury.

 

With this in mind, Globus have put together a series of infographics to help guide you through the important aspects of glove safety ratings. This one focuses on EN407:2004, a rating that will help determine how far the safety glove will help to protect against thermal hazards.                                                                  

Guide to Standard EN374:2003 Infographic Posted 14/12/2015

Safety standards help to keep us all safer at work. It is important when you buy a pair of safety gloves that you look out for the symbols showing for which purpose specific gloves are designed. Within each field there are certain levels of hand protection that the gloves should offer. By understanding the rating systems and applying these safety glove regulations to the workplace, we can all protect our hands and prevent injury.

 

With this in mind, Globus have put together a series of infographics to help guide you through the important aspects of glove safety ratings. This one focuses on EN374:2003, a rating that will help determine how far the safety glove will help to protect against chemicals and micro-organisms.                                                                                                                                                

PPE: Critical To Construction Posted 25/11/2015

Construction sites are dangerous places. With so much heavy machinery, temporary structures, noisy tools and potentially hazardous materials around, the potential for accidents is great. So if you work on, or are just visiting a site, you need to dress appropriately.

 

3M have put together the following information, detailing why PPE is so critical to the construction industry. Specifically focussed on respiratory protection, eye protection and hearing protection, here you will find the information you need on what the key risks are, how they can affect you on site, and what you need to do to ensure your safety.                                                                                                         

3M Supports Movember With Important Safety Message Posted 04/11/2015

To support Movember, which sees men across the UK growing facial hair to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, 3M has created a light hearted video to show-off some respirator-suitable facial hair styles. The video features members of the 3M Personal Safety team, led-by 3M technical specialist Alan McArthur, who shows viewers some facial hair options that can be safely worn without interfering with a respirator’s face seal – and those that need to be avoided.

 

The video highlights the need for tight-fitting RPE wearers to be clean shaven under the area of the face seal, but disproves the misconception that they must be entirely clean shaven.                                                                                                                     

Top tips for PPE Compliance Posted 28/10/2015

Personal Protective Equipment, also known as PPE, is designed to protect the wearer against health and safety risks in the workplace. It is up to each individual company to ensure the appropriate regulations are followed and carried out, not just to comply with the laws (which is the minimum requirement) but also so that the businesses most important assets are protected – the workforce!

 

Selecting the correct PPE is just the start of the journey. Together with 3M, we have put together the following top tips for PPE compliance in the workplace. Every business should review these simple checks to ensure that the PPE being provided to employees is being utilised correctly. These are the factors that will help to prevent injuries and serious accidents at work.                                                                                           

 

Protect Your Workers' Hearing Posted 23/10/2015

Educating and encouraging your workforce to understand the benefits of wearing hearing protection can result in greater employee engagement. It’s important to be aware of the everyday noise hazards in your workplace so you can protect you and your workforce from noise-induced hearing loss.


There are several important factors to be considered when protecting your workers’ hearing. From understanding their exposure to noise, to compliance with regulations, to enforcing adoption of hearing protection, we can help at every stage.                                                                                                                       

 

Protec Direct and 3M Competition Winners Live Life in the Fast Lane Posted 27/08/2015

Protec Direct and 3M recently offered lucky competition winners a thrilling day they wouldn’t forget with a F1 Team Experience at the Lotus F1 Team Technical and Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire.

 

The competition which attained over 1,000 entries and ran throughout the entire month of May, saw the chosen four, Neil Outram of Direct Valeting, Michael Sandford of EPS Systems, and Kush Vekaria and Jay Raghwani of Jaysam Contractors enjoy a once in a lifetime experience for any Formula 1 enthusiast.

 

 

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