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11. Keeping your workforce safe during holiday seasons
Whenever school term finishes, the world of work starts to thin out as many parents take time off for the holiday seasons. Whether it’s Christmas, Easter or summer; workplaces will find a shortage of man power at these peak times.
Here at Oxford Safety, we want to share with you some top tips to keep your workforce safe during peak holiday seasons. You might have less man power or different employees working with your business.
So, here’s how to keep everyone safe at work during those peak holiday seasons … Click here to read on
12. Have you the right equipment to keep safe on the job?
Most manual labour jobs involve working in situations that are associated with risk. Manual jobs could include working with electrics, with vehicles, working at heights, or working with machinery. All of these scenarios come with risks so are you protecting yourself and your employees from harm?
Here at Oxford Safety, we’re asking if you have the right equipment in place to keep safe on the job. Let’s take a look at what you can do to check that you’re using the right equipment to keep safe on the job …
13. How to keep your company from going stale
t’s easy to stand still and say well “this is the way we’ve always done things”. But to keep your company from going stale you need to be willing to change and challenge processes.
Here at Oxford Safety, we wanted to share with you how we’ve grown as a company and avoided the pitfalls of letting the business standstill for too long …
Or engineers continually visit customers on their sites. Listening to customers talking about their site challenges; and finding solutions
14. Construction: The UK’s most dangerous job
This month, the latest report from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that construction is the UK’s most dangerous job.
And half of deaths on building construction sites are the result of falls from heights.
So, here at Oxford Safety, we wanted to share with you the results from the HSE report and give you some top tips and reminders to be safe on site …
15. Why and how working at heights can go wrong
Health and safety whilst working at heights is our number one focus at Oxford Safety which is why we provide solutions and tools to keep you safe. But what are the common reasons that can cause a job at heights to go horribly wrong? Let’s take a look at the why and how working at heights can go wrong…
Taking short cuts
This is the biggest cause of how working at heights can go horribly wrong. If you are rushing around and trying to make short cuts you will come up against obstacles and problems along the way.
Method Statements to use our safety decks and systems, are on the website; click methods above
16. Oxford Safety to exhibit at world’s largest safety forum
Between 17th and 20th October you will find our Oxford Safety team at the A+A in Dusseldorf, Germany. This event is the largest international trade forum for safety, security and health at work. A+A event attracts 65,000 specialist visitors from 86 countries. Oxford Safety will be one of 1,896 exhibitors from 55 countries.
After winning ‘Best Stand’ at the Health and Safety event at NEC, Birmingham in March, we are hoping to wow visitors with our stand once again. Visitors will be able to meet the team behind Oxford Safety, see demonstrations of our platforms and fall protection equipment and even try and evaluate them for themselves too.
17. Oxford Safety’s top tips for working at heights in winter
So, just to recap, here are our top tips for working at heights in winter:
● Carry out safety checks on equipment and site environment before working
● Be sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast
● Dry your footwear or change into a separate pair if the weather is wet outside
● Make sure your employees have appropriate workwear for changing temperatures
● Store equipment appropriately to avoid damage or breakdown issues
18. Which industries need to protect workers from falls at heights?
Just over a quarter of fatal injuries reported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) were caused by falls at work. And only 18% of which occurred in the construction industry. Also the number of falls from heights is rising.
So, what other industries have experienced falls from heights and what industries need to consider their workers safety at heights too?
19. How cold weather affects workers at heights
The nights are darker and the temperatures have definitely dropped -
20. The health and safety hazards of decorating your home at Christmas
The holiday season might be fast approaching but safety is still our number one priority here at Oxford Safety. Did you know there are many health and safety hazards when it comes to decorating your home at Christmas? Read on to find out more …