Category Archives: Workplace Safety

Why is Warehouse Safety So Important?

Warehouses vary in size, but what they do have in common is that they’re busy, there are often a number of different operations going on under one roof, heavy machinery is used, heavy goods are often moved, and sometimes hazardous materials are stored and handled. All of these factors combine to make warehouses inherently risky […]

How to Improve Workplace Safety When You’re on a Budget

Having a safe workplace is not only a legal obligation, keeping your employees safe from harm is the right thing to do, morally and financially. If you’re a small business, managing safety is even more important, because a few employees being off sick, or compensation payments for injuries sustained at work can be enough to […]

Manual Handling Made Easy with Trucks and Trolleys

How many of your employees have had time off from work because they injured themselves moving or lifting something? Yes, you might put everyone through manual handling training, but the temptation in a busy workplace is to forget the good lifting technique or asking for help so you can get the job done. The Health […]

Do You Lift More Than You Can Handle at Work?

Have you ever gone to lift something at work on your own, knowing that you probably shouldn’t? If you’re short-staffed or need to get something done in a hurry, it’s tempting, but have you considered the possible consequences? Lifting something that’s too heavy can result in musculoskeletal injuries that require time off work. They can […]

Where are the Safest (and Least Safe) Places to Work in Europe?

You might think you can’t move for safety signs and health and safety rules in Britain, but workers in some countries would be glad to have even half of the protections at work that we do, as you’ll see in this blog. So where are the safest and least safe places to work in Europe? […]

How to Store Heavy and Awkward Goods

How to Store Heavy and Awkward Goods If you work in or own a warehouse, you’ll know that some goods are just downright difficult to store and put away. Whether it’s because they have an awkward shape or they’re unbelievably heavy, they can cause a headache for even the most strategic of thinkers. Here are […]

Why You Shouldn’t Put Pallets on a Bonfire

Why You Shouldn’t Put Pallets on a Bonfire Bonfire night can be lots of fun but it can also be quite damaging to the environment. We don’t want to come across as the fun police, but we want to make you aware of the harm that can be caused by your bonfire. Why you shouldn’t […]

The Top 10 Health and Safety Myths

The Top 10 Health and Safety Myths Everyone has their own opinions on health and safety. There’s a sensationalist headline every day about ‘health and safety gone mad’ and some story about the powers that be banning conkers, so that’s why the Health and Safety Executive wanted to set people straight. They’ve published a list […]

5 Tips for Handling Drums Safely

5 Tips for Handling Drums Safely If a big part of your business is handling drums, it’s not only important that your employees know how to handle them safely, they also need to be aware of how to safely handle what’s inside of them. Here are our 5 tips for handling drums safely. Always use […]

How a Safer Workplace Boosts Your Bottom Line

How a Safer Workplace Boosts your Bottom Line Health and Safety regulations are first and foremost designed to keep employees safe at work, but that’s not the only benefit of making sure your workplace is a safe and healthy place to be. Managers and owners should also think about how introducing and maintaining safe working […]

Make Easy Work of Storing Small Parts

Make Easy Work of Storing Small Parts If you own or manage a busy warehouse or factory, you’ll know how annoying and costly it can be to constantly be misplacing small parts and components. You might have no proper storage system, or employees might always put them in the wrong place; whatever it is, not […]

How to Lift Awkward and Odd-Shaped Loads

How to Lift Awkward and Odd-Shaped Loads If you’ve every hurt your back, you know how painful it can be. A back injury can mean time off work and your quality of life can really be affected. If you’ve hurt your back at work, it’s likely to be down to failing to lift a load […]

Working Safely When the Temperature Rises

Working Safely When the Temperature Rises While there’s a minimum workplace temperature that you can legally work in, there’s unfortunately no upper limit, and if you’re anything like most Brits, you’re likely to have been sweating buckets at work during this spell of warm weather. Most people work comfortably at temperatures between 16 and 24 […]

How to Store and Handle Cylinders and Drums Safely

How to Store and Handle Cylinders and Drums Safely Cylinders and drums are frequently used in industry to store compressed gases and toxic or flammable liquids. You might not think that the contents of a single drum or cylinder can cause harm but actually it can. This is why they need to be stored and […]

How to Keep Your Warehouse Secure

How to Keep Your Warehouse Secure Warehouses hold a lot of valuable stock so they can be a target for thieves. Around 20% of all crimes record in the UK are thefts or other offences against businesses, so it’s important that you put measures in place to protect your property and stock. Assess the risks […]

How to Make Delivering Goods Safer

How to Make Delivering Goods Safer Delivering goods safely is about more than manual handling, though it is a big part of the job. Delivery drivers have to encounter constantly changing situations and delivery locations, so sensible judgements need to be made about the safety of each delivery they make. Things to consider when delivering […]

Manual Handling: The Art of Safer Lifting

Manual Handling: The Art of Safer Lifting Manual handling covers many work activities like lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, and carrying. Manual handling tasks are often repetitive and can include things like packing, assembling, and using machinery and equipment. Most jobs involve some kind of manual handling, so most workers are at risk of injury. You […]

Think Health and Safety Isn’t Important? Think Again

Think Health and Safety Isn’t Important? Think Again If you’re one of those people that rolls your eyes when health and safety is mentioned in your workplace, you’re probably not alone. But no matter how much the rules and regulations make you want to tear your hair out, they’re there for a reason. 137 workers […]