Anchor Safety Blog

Excellence in PPE

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. November 2018
    Roger Tydeman
    Breakthrough Technology in Disposable Mask offering Maximum Comfort and Protection
    There are a number of all too familiar comments that we all hear from workers using respiratory protection. “I can’t breathe properly’, ‘the mask keeps steaming up’, ‘my mask doesn’t fit over my nose properly’.  These remarks belong to some of the common safety challenges we are asked to address.   Disposable masks with higher filtration levels, FFP3, contain more...
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  6. November 2018
    Anna Keane
    5 Ways Successful Safety Managers Reward and Recognise Safe Behaviour
    Employees are humans and at times they will need to change their behaviour to bring safety levels in an organisation to a desirable level. To improve levels of demonstrated safe behaviour, you first need strategies to change behaviour. Rewards and recognition is a good place to start.   The methods used to change behaviour are numerous.  Research has shown that...
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  7. October 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    The hidden impact of poor air quality
    Following Mental Health Awareness day, it seems timely to address not only the physical impacts of air pollution, but the hidden impact of variable air quality on mental health and wellness, which is often overlooked.     All Health & Safety professionals work hard to protect their workforce against physical dangers - providing them with the best equipment and insight...
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  8. October 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    How to prevent slips, trips and falls this winter
    Statistics don’t exaggerate: slips, trips and falls peak during the winter months. Walkways become wet and slippery as rain and leaves fall onto paths. As daylight dwindles the number of hazards increases. Active housekeeping programs and raising awareness are two of the most common preparations that are undertaken to mitigate the risk of twisted ankles, concussions and broken bones. However...
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  9. October 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    Preparing your workforce for a mild winter
    There are a multitude of articles, tips & advice out there for protecting your workers against the extreme cold.  The need for having the right levels of thermal protection for extreme weather is largely understood and documented.  However, the difficulty in the UK is the range of temperature fluctuations that your workforce has to deal with during autumn & winter...
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  10. September 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    10 Tips for Improving your Prescription Safety Eyewear Programme
    This National Eye Health Week, which runs from 24th-30th September 2018, we’re looking at the most common challenges in an important area of workplace safety - your Prescription Safety Eyewear Programme. A simple and straightforward programme leads to wearer adoption and engagement. If your programme causes headaches with paper-based forms, complicated eVouchers that are an administrative nightmare, or payment in...
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