Reel in accident reductions
23 January 2013
Nederman is promoting the benefits of using self-retracting reels for the safe supply of air, water, oil, grease, electrical power or vacuum. The HSE website identifies slips and trips as the most common workplace ac
The HSE website identifies slips and trips as the most common workplace accidents - floor contamination or obstacles (such as trailing leads) are amongst the key causes. Self-retracting reels greatly reduce these risks. It's a serious problem too, 95% of major slips result in broken bones and can lead to other accidents like falls from height, according to the HSE, costing employers £512m in 2009 (and the NHS a further £133m).
"Reels also reduce wear and tear on hoses, cables and equipment and can significantly increase efficiency," said Mark Hodgens, Nederman MD. "This means there's a return on investment as well as risk reduction." Nederman manufactures a complete range of selfretracting hose and cable reels including anti-corrosion, stainless and EX approved options. All products are made to ISO9001 and ISO14001 and are suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.