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Legal Maximum & Minimum Working Temperatures, When’s it Too Cold or Hot?

Too cold at work? Surely you can’t be expected to work in extremes of temperature in winter and summer? Many workers are unaware of what the legal maximum working temperatures might be in their workplace. In recent years, UK employees have been having to contend with increasingly extreme temperature ranges in the work environment. Summer […]

Class F Fire Guide – Extinguishers & Prevention

Class F fires must be handled carefully with the right extinguisher so that they are put out safely and swiftly. Using the wrong type of fire extinguisher on a fire can increase the risk of injury to the person discharging it. Oil and grease fires can be particularly dangerous if an unsuitable extinguisher is used. […]

Fire Extinguisher Colours – UK Identification Guide

All fire extinguishers in the UK are red. However, there are 5 different types of fire extinguisher to deal with different fire risks. You can tell the difference by using the different fire extinguisher colours indicated on their labels. Once you learn the colours, you will be able to reliably identify the different types of […]

If I get Injured at Work do I Get Paid? Work Related Injury Sick Pay Law

If you suffer a work related injury and are off work as a result, you’ll understandably be concerned about your right to sick pay. If your accident was particularly serious and you are worried about your long term health, you may also be concerned about needing to claim compensation. This article explores your entitlement to […]

BS EN 166 UK & Other Key Safety Glasses Standards

If you need to purchase safety glasses for your own business or as part of your role, it’s vital to understand BS EN 166 and other safety glasses standards. To make the right purchase, you need to understand how British Safety Standards and other ratings should be used in combination with workplace risk assessments to […]

Safety Sunglasses – Best Outdoor Glasses With UV Protection

Harmful UV exposure for those working outdoors is a real risk to eye health, even in the UK. But what are the right safety sunglasses to buy for your work environment? In many cases, they will need to be matched with your workplace risk assessment to protect you from any identified hazards. Sunglass Safety Standards […]

Can You Wear Safety Glasses Over Prescription Glasses? Eye Goggle Safety Guide

Wearing safety glasses is vital in many work environments. But what if you’re also a spectacle wearer, can you wear safety glasses over your prescription glasses? For many who rely on prescription spectacles, finding a solution can be a challenge. We’ll look at how those requiring prescription lenses can wear safety glasses, and what the […]

Computer Health & Safety in the UK – Workstation & VDU Regulations Guide

The use of digital technology in the workplace has increased in recent years. As a result, good computer health and safety practices are increasingly important to ensure employers meet their responsibilities. Ensuring the safety of employees during prolonged computer use and screen exposure is an obligation for all employers. This guide offers an easy to […]

Computer Glasses – Do Blue Light Blocking Lenses Help During Screen Use?

Heavy use of visual display units (VDUs) such as compter screens is an accepted part of daily life in the modern world. If you’re spending a lot of time working at a screen, you might be feeling the effects of digital eye strain. This guide looks at whether computer glasses with blue light blocking capabilities […]