Anchor Safety Blog

Excellence in PPE

  1. September 2019
    Matt Thompson
    Blue skies ahead for back pain?
    Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and the second highest reason for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating. You can be a victim of backpain in any kind of work, from being a construction site worker to being office based, standing on your feet during an exhibition, working in transport (driving a lorry...
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  2. May 2019
    Sandy Spenkelink
    Kinder to your budgets, and your staff: the value of high quality workwear
    In our last blog we discussed the impact of Staff feeling comfortable whilst maintaining a smart stylish corporate image, through the provision of high quality, durable and comfortable garments within the Engel Range. Choosing PPE and workwear is a complicated task with options ranging from basic to high-quality technical garments. Are the higher cost items worth the investment? Lower quality...
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  3. April 2019
    Sandy Spenkelink
    A Corporate Workwear Solution for Summer
    Traditional summer weather patterns have been changing over the last few years, creating new challenges for health and safety managers. Boiling hot weather can dramatically change into polar winds, storms and heavy rain. Our sunny Easter weekend followed by current forecasts for less favourable conditions clearly reflects how temperamental our great British Summer can be. During last year’s summer heatwave...
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  4. March 2019
    Roger Tydeman
    Top Tips To Protect Hearing In Your Workplace
    With today, March 13, being Ear Muff Day we explore the heritage of the humble (but essential!) ear-defender, remind ourselves of the legislation and provide a few tips to prevent hearing loss in your workplace. What started 146 years ago as a homemade invention to keep your ears warm whilst ice-skating has evolved into vital protection for everyone who works...
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  5. March 2019
    Sandy Spenkelink
    PPE for Women: The Nearest Male Size Just Isn’t Good Enough
    When it comes to personal protective equipment, not everything is created equal. As many women can testify, with masks, boots and workwear being predominantly designed for men, finding a comfortable, practical fit can be nearly impossible when you’re a woman. International Women’s Day is this Friday 8th March, with the theme of ‘Balance For Better’. We’re taking a stand for...
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  6. February 2019
    Anna Keane
    8 Step Respiratory Protection Programme To Protect Against Welding Fumes
    This month the HSE advised that exposure to welding fumes (including mild steel welding) can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer. The updated regulations are based on evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and have been endorsed by The Workplace Health Expert Committee, who has since reclassified mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen, meaning it...
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  7. January 2019
    Roger Tydeman
    How To Achieve Continuous Improvements In Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls
    When it comes to preventing incidents involving slips, trips and falls, it’s important to have a continuous, multi-faceted programme in place that regularly reviews and assesses performance. In a previous blog, we’ve given advice on How to prevent costly slips, trips and falls. Here, we detail how to know when you’re getting it right and how to ensure you keep...
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  8. January 2019
    Sandy Spenkelink
    How To Prevent Costly Slips, Trips And Falls
    During 2017/18 over half of non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers were caused by just two different accident types. Slips, trips and falls were one of these, accounting for 31% of all injuries According to the latest HSE statistics, many of these incidents resulted in comparatively minor injuries, However, a concern that must not be overlooked is the sheer...
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  9. December 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    A Solution For Greater Hygiene And Comfort In Half Mask Respiratory Protection
    The Hygiene risks that occur in respiratory protection masks are often an afterthought. Getting your workforce to wear respiratory protection and keep it on while working is a big enough issue, without the added problem of keeping it clean. Add to this, research carried out by the Health and Safety Executive which reported the reasons why respiratory protection is not...
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  10. December 2018
    Roger Tydeman
    The 5 Components of Effective Employee Safety Reward Programs
    Employee Safety Reward Programs do work - if they are well thought out and implemented properly. Incentives are an essential tool for any organisation, for promoting workplace safety, regardless of size or industry.   When designing a new reward program, ask employees to get involved in aspects of creating your program. What rewards would they like to earn? How will they...
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