Author: Eddie Stevens

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Protecting Against Stairwell Voids During Construction

When homes are built, at least in the UK, the walls and floors are constructed before the stairs are put in place. However, the void where the stairs will eventually go remains. This means that workers on the upper floors are often put at serious risk of lethal falls through these stairwell voids.
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Why You Need A Facilities Maintenance Checklist And What Should Be On It

Facilities Maintenance Checklists are a crucial part of ensuring businesses and facilities are in top working order. Essentially, they allow managers and employees to keep track of everything that’s happening around the site and - crucially - maintenance priority to keep things running smoothly.
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News: The New Brand Identity of Oxford Safety

The last year has come with its challenges, and despite the many obstacles, it was still a very exciting year for Oxford Safety Components. In December 2019 we became part of the world-renowned safety solutions and products company Kee Safety Group - helping to propel us into new markets and redesign our brand.
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The Various Types Of Home Construction Methods

Although most people not in the industry might take it for granted, homebuilding is a highly complex endeavour, and there are a range of construction types that can be utilised to build the homes we live in.
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Fall Arrest Protection Solutions For Concrete Specialists

The need for prefabricated concrete holes, or ‘pockets’, to clamp pillars when constructing new buildings posed a potential trip and fall risk to workers. Before approaching us, the client was using pallets to cover these pockets in the concrete foundations.
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Working Safely on Stairs | Stairwell Platform

Most of us probably don’t think about requiring a stairwell platform. Whether at home or in public, you probably don’t spare them a second glance. But, if you work as a tradesperson, you’re likely well aware of the challenges posed when working on stairs, and how quickly underestimating them can lead to injury.
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Effective Pit Protection for German Mineral Production

The company had identified a need for greater protection around inspection pits in their limestone production facility. Though they had an existing protective system in place around inactive pits in the form of large metal grates, this was not meeting their needs in terms of usability and health and safety.
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Inspection Pit Safety: What Can You Do?

Inspection pits are crucial to the day to day running of many different vehicle repair and maintenance facilities, being regularly used by employees. It is vital that employers and those with a health and safety responsibility do everything possible to minimise the risk of accidents.
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Excavation Safety: What to Look Out For

There are numerous reasons why you might need to consider excavation safety. For example, vital utilities such as cables and pipes are buried to protect both property and the public. Utilities engineers must regularly excavate earth in public areas to reach this buried equipment.
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Lightweight Trench Safety Solution for National Water Company

Utility service engineers must regularly dig holes and trenches to access vital pipes and cables for maintenance and repair. Whether it is for water, gas, electricity, or telecoms, these crucial utilities are stored underground for protection and safety, and this can make access and work hazardous.
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