Anchor Safety Blog

Excellence in PPE

  1. November 2017
    Menco Veenstra
    How to Find the Best PPE Inventory Management Solution for your Organisation
    The implications of not having enough PPE are clear. Without the right protection, your people are unable to go on site and stay productive. Depending on your industry, that could result in breaching penalty clauses, reducing billable time, getting behind on contracts or, in the worst case, having the HSE shut your site down. Equally, too much PPE is a...
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  2. November 2017
    Guy Boyd
    Six Dangers of Commoditising PPE
    For many years,  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) enjoyed a place at the forefront of safety improvement. In the early days, and on the upper slopes of the  Bradley Curve, many organisations focused firmly on ensuring their staff had the right PPE provision to keep them safe. Of course, this wasn’t enough to create sustainable safety improvement, and Safety practitioners rightly...
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  3. April 2017
    Guy Boyd
    SAFETY - 8 potentially life-saving questions you urgently need to ask your PPE supplier
    I dropped into a steel fabrication site recently – a neighbour of one of our long-standing Anchor Safety Customers in the North East. The HSE Manager was in reception, and we got chatting about his approach to keeping their staff safe on such a high risk site.  “PPE?” he opined haughtily… “I don’t deal with that – it’s all done...
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  4. March 2017
    Kim Moore
    9 ways to simplify finding and ordering PPE
    We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website and MyAnchor Equip online PPE ordering platform. With the addition of secure online ordering PPE with our new shopping cart functionality, it’s now easier than ever to find, compare, and buy the best PPE for the job. Plus, you’ll save money, with volume discounts across all products in the catalogue...
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  5. October 2016
    Caleb Horner
    Case Study: Raising the profile of Safety at Blu-3
    At its root, the need for PPE isn’t just about finding the right product to protect against a given hazard. In fact, PPE is part of a much wider organisational context and the more difficult challenge of building a climate of safety that’s always improving. PPE impacts promoting safety in the workplace, complementing your other health and safety activity, and...
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  6. September 2016
    Caleb Horner
    5 Reasons Why Contractor Safety Remains a Major Challenge
    Most companies have already made huge progress in employee safety, but contractor safety remains a nagging problem. It's no good having some people protected and others not. If you’re employing contractors on your site – or if you're sending your team to work as contractors on  a variety of client sites with their own risks and exposures - it's imperative...
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  7. July 2016
    Caleb Horner
    4 Reasons to a Choose Powered Air Respirator
    Life as a health & safety manager would be easier if you could simply ask people to shave. You'd fulfil your obligations to keep them safe. But with the fashionable beard, they might not be so keen to do so. Negative air respirators can be effective, but they depend on a tight fit and a good seal to keep the...
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  8. July 2016
    Caleb Horner
    How to ensure PPE garments are free from harmful chemicals
    The PPE market is highly competitive in terms of price. Unfortunately, that's resulted in some factories cutting corners in an attempt to keep costs down. Often, that involves harmful chemicals and unethical processes. And that's why you need to know how to spot certifications that test clothing for harmful chemicals. With so much of your supply chain out of your...
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  9. June 2016
    Caleb Horner
    How to reduce occupational skin disorders
    According to the Health and Safety Executive, skin problems in the workplace have declined over the past few years. However, data suggests that there are as many as 7,000 new cases of occupational skin disorders reported every year. For businesses, there’s a huge duty to reduce occupational skin disorders and keep workers protected with hand protection, particularly disposable gloves. However...
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  10. May 2016
    Caleb Horner
    What will the new PPE Directive mean for you?
    The PPE Directive is in place so you can find the highest possible standard of PPE product, which has been designed, tested and certified according to European law, and bears the CE stamp as verification. But the time has come to amend the Directive. So what will that mean for you? Today, more than ever, businesses are aware of the...
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