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01 April 2020

The current unprecedented global challenge presented by Covid-19 will almost inevitably mean changes in all our lives that don’t just last the three or four weeks of a ‘lockdown’ but may well be permanent. Undoubtedly there are lessons to be learned and specifically in the safety industry it is another lesson, as if there weren’t already plenty, highlighting that comfort is a safety issue.

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24 March 2020

Connect 2 Cleanrooms is a UK cleanroom design and build specialist, with nearly 20 years’ experience delivering aerospace, automotive, medical device and healthcare clean rooms for the manufacture of precision components.

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02 March 2020

A collaboration between BSS; Travis Perkins Group’s largest and leading distributor of pipeline and heating solutions in the UK and Soter Analytics, a global wearable tech company housing the smallest and lightest safety tech device on the market, has reduced musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace by 55% over the last 12 months.

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12 February 2020

Redbacks Cushioning, developer of award-winning ‘leaf-spring’ cushioning technology, offers a range of products to help protect the knees and body from damage caused by kneeling.

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12 February 2020

A+A in Dusseldorf was the launchpad for the Rhino Yarn brand story campaign celebrating Tilsatec’s rich heritage in UK manufacturing, the skillset and the faces behind the technology.

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12 February 2020

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading partner in technical expertise and service, has officially launched its new online shop, where users can purchase a wide range of professional health and safety training courses and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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11 October 2019

Bollé Safety has developed the Tryon trilogy to provide the wearer with the highest levels of protection, style and comfort and at the same time offering exceptional value for money.

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28 August 2019

The UK’s largest uniform solutions provider, Dimensions has increased their commitment towards being a responsible PPE supplier with admittance onto the British Safety Industry Federation’s (BSIF) Registered Safety Supplier Scheme.

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09 September 2019

TO MARK World Health and Safety Day on Sunday April 28 2019, Dimensions wanted to take the opportunity to educate our customers on Personal Protective Equipment, also known as PPE that can be anything from head and eye protection, all the way through to clothing and foot protection; if it’s a protective piece of clothing, chances are it’ll be PPE-related.

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23 May 2019

With over 1000 workers operating on the 62- storey site, Multiplex Health and Safety Managers Carl Beisser and Martin Wilshire – identified that Multiplex employees requiring prescription (RX) glasses were unable to use the safety glasses provided as part of the company’s 5 Point PPE requirement.

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17 June 2019

AS PART of ensuring a safe system of work, a thorough health and safety strategy should be in place, according to Reece Safety.

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16 May 2019

PPE company Bullard has acquired Switzerland-based Darix, a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

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04 March 2019

From 21st April 2019 all hearing protection products used in the workplace must comply with the new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation (EU)2016/425.

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28 January 2019

Health and safety takes on another dimension in winter, especially when it comes to operating equipment and machinery. Kelly Friel, digital product manager at PPE and tool supplier Zoro, explains how you can improve your forklift safety during the cold months:

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21 November 2018

ALL PPE placed on the market from 21st April 2019 should comply with the PPE Regulation.

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10 December 2018

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has announced a partnership with Guardhat, an industrial safety technology company specialized in developing wearables, infrastructure and software platforms, to provide a safer and more productive work environment.

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05 June 2018

A new water rescue device has been chosen for a special pilot project by the fire service where it will be positioned along the banks of the River Great Ouse in Bedfordshire.

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18 May 2018

Arco, which describes itself as the UK’s leading safety company, is leading the way in helping buyers navigate the complicated waters of the new PPE Regulation with clear, expert guidance and an assurance that its own products will fully comply with the requirements of the new legislation by the required transition end date.

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14 May 2018

JSP Ltd is pleased to announce that they have on day one of the enforcement of the regulation the vast majority of their product range certified to the new PPE Regulation, 2016/425. This is a year ahead of the cut-off date of 21st April 2019!

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09 May 2018

Arco, the safety company, is helping buyers navigate the complicated waters of the new PPE Regulation with clear, expert guidance.

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FEATURES

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19 March 2020

To protect staff, employers need to understand the risks on site. Here, Peter Dumigan gives an insight into the certification of protective wear.

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27 November 2019

There are many risks on site and protective workwear can offer an important defence from working hazards. Here, Peter Dumigan looks at what's on offer.

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07 September 2018

Health and Safety Matters (HSM) magazine and the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) held a free webinar on how to comply with the new PPE regulations.

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24 April 2018

As we all know, weather in the UK is somewhat changeable, so when it comes to protective workwear, how can individuals and businesses suitably prepare? Here, Khurram Akhtar of Supertouch explores some of the key weather-related scenarios and the potential solutions

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19 January 2018

Keeping workers safe, warm, dry, comfortable and able to carry out the tasks they need to practically and physically are some of the fundamental questions that have to be answered when it comes to making the right outdoor workwear choices. HSM takes a whistle-stop tour from head to toe to look at some of the key things to consider when choosing outdoor workwear – and what some of the key safety, performance and legislative standards you need to work into those decisions.

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24 July 2017

As the UK Safety market is aware the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) and its membership are dedicated to ensuring that the UK workforce receives the protection, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is designed to deliver.

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30 May 2017

Wearable technology is the key to a safer and more productive workplace according to Cleo Cabuz, vice president of engineering at Honeywell Industrial Safety

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05 April 2017

David Clark, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, which owns Snickers Workwear, looks at how health and safety issues on site are influencing the development of ‘smarter’ working clothes and heralding a revolution in wearable technology.

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01 February 2017

If there is a need for safety eyewear in a particular area of the factory floor, for a particular role, safety managers are erring on the side of caution and making the entire factory floor a safety eyewear zone. Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggests that this precaution has an impact on the procurement of safety eyewear.

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06 February 2017

According to new research, more than half of industrial workers are washing their workwear and protective clothing at home. Not only could this potentially risk their safety, it can breach safety regulations.

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07 December 2016

HSM speaks to David Clark, UK managing director of the Hultafors Group - which designs and manufactures the Solid Gear and Toe Guard brands of safety shoes and boots - about the future of protective footwear.

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07 September 2016

HSM readers are regularly updated on our efforts to forge strong relationships with Government organisations including Trading Standards, the national body conducting market surveillance, ensuring product compliance.

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31 May 2016

Protecting the eyes in the workplace from the damaging effects of too much sunlight is vital, and not only in summer. Clair Weston, marketing manager at UVEX (UK), provides insight into choosing the right safety eyewear lens coatings.

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17 August 2016

For the past few years, headlines around the world have been asking whether heat stress could represent a global health crisis. Indeed, a growing body of research points to reductions in labour productivity as a result of heat stress.

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03 August 2016

Most health and safety managers know the importance of occupational OH&S practices, but are often not equipped with accurate results to implement improved strategies. Andrew Ronchi, CEO of dorsaVi, says that wearable technology is an innovative and cost effective solution, giving companies new confidence to make data-driven decisions for their workers.

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03 March 2016

The wellbeing of workers who spend time on their knees for prolonged periods is a major concern when you consider how commonplace knee injuries are. David Clark, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, examines the options.

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03 March 2016

New members Wefit RPE recently joined the BSIF because the company sees the merits of the Federation’s Fit2Fit scheme in its every day dealings with clients.

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27 January 2016

The market for personal protective equipment (PPE) is growing globally, fuelled by mounting awareness of workplace safety and increasing legislation. Claire Weston marketing manager at Uvex says that alongside this growth in demand, PPE buyers are becoming more discerning, demanding better performance as well as low prices.

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21 September 2015

Kirsten Rein from Fashion and Technical Textiles reveals how this year's A+A in Düsseldorf looks set to be focusing on fashion.

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09 September 2015

Personal Protection Equipment Essentials in Construction...George Elliott, technical service engineer at 3M and Amanda Bradley, global category manager – PPE at RS Components discuss available health and safety guidance and the importance of selecting the right personal protection equipment (PPE) for the construction industry.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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17 September 2015

Real-time graphical display of dust levels

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25 September 2015

VolkerFitzpatrick, the UK rail engineering and construction company, has turned to TraffiGlove to help kit out some 250 engineers with appropriate hand protection.

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25 August 2016

16.5m Van Mounted Boom Lift

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07 June 2016

There are approximately 40,000 new diagnoses of work-related skin disease per year and statistics show that skin cancer is a developing issue; of the 2055 cases reported of work-related skin disease, 73% were dermatitis and 19% were skin cancer.

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08 March 2013

All the features of the classic Reflex helmet plus:

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25 August 2016

20m Diesel Boom Lift

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30 June 2015

uvex, Europe’s largest safety glove manufacturer, is now offering a collection of the prestigious Mechanix Gloves to perfectly complement its outstanding range of premium work safety gloves.

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13 May 2016

The GilAir Plus increases worker comfort plus reduces time and costs with simultaneous high & low flow monitoring of particulates, vapours, gases & fumes

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16 July 2019

Hughes Safety Showers has increased their hire fleet of emergency safety showers.

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25 August 2016

22.5m Diesel Scissor Lift

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25 August 2016

17m Dual Fuel Articulated Tracked Boom

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25 August 2016

14m Dual Fuel Articulated Tracked Boom

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25 August 2016

11.96m Scissor Lift

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25 August 2016

57m Straight Telescopic Diesel Boom Lift

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30 July 2013

Diversified technology company 3M is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its best-selling E-A-R brand Classic Hearing Protector with a new educational microsite, Discovery Kits, and free prize draw

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