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VDU Glasses & Work Related Eye Strain

Prolonged use of screens at work can cause visual issues such as eye strain, dry eyes, and headaches. Providing employees with VDU glasses can help reduce the negative effects for employees who spend prolonged amounts of time at computer workstations. Employers have an obligation under UK Health and Safety at work laws to make sure […]

How to Conduct Cleaning Risk Assessments

Conducting thorough cleaning risk assessments is vital to ensure the safety of employees and members of the public. An effective risk assessment involves taking a systematic approach to identify and evaluate potential cleaning hazards, then taking steps to remove or reduce the risk of accidents. Those responsible for running a cleaning business need to consider […]

Prescription Safety Glasses – Can You Get Them? Should Employers Pay?

Many jobs require the use of PPE, including the need for safety glasses which it’s the employer’s responsibility to provide. But what if you are a spectacle wearer? Are prescription safety glasses available, and should these be provided by your workplace? Our guide looks at the legal obligations of the employer around providing safety glasses […]

Health & Safety Signs – Colour & Meanings Guide

Health and safety is a primary concern in the workplace, with many regulations in place to reduce the risk of workplace accidents. Health and safety signs are required by law where risks are present. They help to support measures already in place and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations. Adequate workplace health and safety […]

Colour Coded Mops & Buckets Guide

All cleaning businesses must stick to health and safety regulations, which include an obligation to avoid risks associated with cross contamination of bacteria or other substances. A significant part of this is maintaining a high standard of hygiene at all times. One of the most effective ways for cleaners to demonstrate their understanding is by […]

Colour Coding Cloths For Cleaning Guide

Colour coding cloths in the cleaning industry is vital for maintaining hygiene standards. The system helps prevent cross contamination between different areas such as kitchens and toilets. Using different coloured cleaning cloths and designating them to set areas means cleaning staff can easily identify which cloths should be used in specific areas. If you’re interested […]

Which Gloves to Wear When Serving Food – Guide on Food Handling Regulations

Safe food handling is a legal responsibility of all businesses. Everyone working in the food industry must understand their responsibilities. Wearing gloves isn’t required by food safety law, but many businesses use them to comply with food handling regulations. In this guide we’ll outline which types of glove are safe to wear when handling and […]

COSHH Cleaning – Guide on Regulations, Risk Assessments & Staff Training

COSHH, or Control of Substances Hazardous to health, and its principles are vital in any industry dealing with chemicals or hazardous substances. Establishing proper COSHH cleaning guidelines and systems is a key component of workplace safety in the cleaning sector. Small or large, all cleaning businesses should adhere to safety regulations when using cleaning products. […]

Fire Extinguisher Types & Different Uses

Knowing the fire extinguisher types and different uses is essential to fire safety at work and home. Using the wrong extinguisher on a fire can have devastating results. Different businesses will need to take into consideration the hazards present in the work environment. Once these hazards have been identified as part of a fire risk […]

Fire Warden Duties & Responsibilities Guide

Fire wardens, also commonly called fire marshals, play a vital role in workplace fire safety. They are tasked with keeping everyone in the workplace safe in the event of fire breaking out. The key to businesses ensuring the work environment is fire safe is preparation. This also involves appointing fire wardens. What is a Fire […]