Anchor Safety Blog

Excellence in PPE

  1. June 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    Why sunglasses are not the best solution to reduce glare
    When you think about eye protection, there is a good chance you immediately think about safety spectacles and PPE designed to keep dust, sparks and objects away from your employees’ eyes. However, the role of eye protection is considerably more extensive as you attempt to protect your wearers against a wide range of hazards.When working outdoors or under bright lights...
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  2. June 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    Should You Ban the Beard or Find Better Respiratory Protection?
    The current trend for beards and stubble amongst men has resulted in increased challenges for finding complete respiratory protection for an increasing number of the workforce. Full respiratory protection masks, helmets and respirators need to properly fit the face of your wearers in order to keep them safe. Unfortunately, many simply aren’t designed for people with facial hair. That’s why...
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  3. May 2018
    David Rennie
    8 Ways to Improve Safety Culture Using Management Information
    The goal to continually improve safety culture involves understanding the mindsets, attitudes, and behaviours of workers, supervisors and business owners toward safety in the workplace. This is a challenging goal that all of us in the industry know requires much more than putting up signage or holding safety training discussions. These are two common tactics that are important for supporting your efforts...
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  4. January 2018
    Guy Boyd
    How to Maximise the Value of Safety Data in PPE Selection
    Most organisations have access to a wealth of data about safety exposures, near misses,  incidents, and accidents. However, this data only becomes Safety Intelligence – and can have a real impact on safety outcomes – when it is collated, analysed, and deployed in a coherent and consistent way. Safety data is routinely used to improve an organisation’s understanding of their...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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