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Effective Pit Protection for German Mineral Production

Oxford Safety Components were approached by a large German mineral producer after they identified our product as the best solution for protecting workers around their pits. The client, recognised globally as a leading producer of lime, dolomite and other minerals, was founded in the late 1800s, and is now present in 25 countries worldwide, with […]
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Inspection Pit Safety: What Can You Do?

Inspection pits are a common sight in most commercial garages, transport depots, and other facilities which regularly need to access the underside of vehicles. Despite their ubiquitous nature, inspection pits continue to pose a risk to those who work both in and around them. Although they are below ground level, falls into inspection pits are […]
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Excavation Safety: What to Look Out For

There are numerous reasons why you might need to excavate earth. 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. As with work on roofs and raised areas, when these trenches have been dug, […]
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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. Oxford Safety Components worked closely with a large national […]
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Fragile Roof Access Solution for Asbestos Roof

Oxford Safety Components supplied an effective roof access solution to one of the country’s leading roofing contractors to help tackle a particularly challenging leaky roof. The roofing contractor, based in Billericay, was asked by their client - a funeral care provider in Canterbury - to carry out gulley cleaning on their roof. The gulley was […]
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Tackling the Risks Posed by Loft Work

It’s safe to say that most people don’t really think about their loft often. Most rarely ever venture up there, usually to retrieve Christmas decorations or other junk. However, many types of domestic works often require access to the loft or attic spaces of homes. Whether it is work on hot water tanks, telecoms maintenance, […]
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Working at Height Regulations: How to be Compliant

In 2005 The Work at Height Regulations were enforced to assure safer standards of working across industries. But what does it mean to be compliant? Let’s break this down into bitesize chunks... Firstly, what IS working at height? According to the HSE, working at height means working in any place where if there were no […]
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Safe Working at Height on Roofs

It can be extremely dangerous working on a roof, and severe safety precautions are necessary to prevent falling from a height, which can result in severe and sometimes permanent injury, if not fatalities. Injuries from working at heights cause more work-related injuries than any other work-related incidents and therefore, shouldn’t be taken lightly – not […]
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