Face Fit Testing Explained

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For those of us working in the trade, our first and largest obligation isn’t towards our clients or our bank account, it’s to those people who work for us. Our employees, whether they’re contractors or full-time, are putting their lives in danger and it’s our legal and moral obligation to make sure that they’ve got… Read more »

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Inverter Generator vs Conventional: Which is Right for You?

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For most people, the only thing they really know about generators is that they need one. Capable of supplying power where there typically might not be any or in situations where power is lost, generators can be an absolute lifesaver. Unfortunately, actually buying the right generator for your needs requires a little more knowledge than… Read more »

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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome – What is It, and Do You Have it?

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Out on site, there’s always something which can send you scuttling off to the nearest A&E ward. Whether it’s falling debris, slippery surfaces or misused equipment, there’s really no shortage of ways you can harm yourself if you’re not careful. However, there are some injuries you can sustain on site that don’t manifest themselves in… Read more »

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How to Recycle your Power Tools and Electrical Equipment

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When it comes to DIY or trade work, trying to get a job done without electric equipment is an exercise in extreme patience. From drills to saws and hammers to pumps, the modern worksite is made exceptionally efficient by the use of power tools. Don’t believe us? Try to spend a day using manual tools… Read more »

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Safety Boots: A Beginners Buying Guide

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Current UK regulation requires PPE (personal protection equipment) be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker. However, whilst that’s great news for employees, it can mean plenty of headaches for employers. Take safety boots, for example. With a dizzying variety of safety footwear on the market, deciding which footwear is right for… Read more »

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How to Stop your Tools Being Stolen

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Having your tools stolen is more than just an expensive inconvenience, it’s a violation of our lives, and enough to seriously rock any builder. Just ask anyone who’s had their belongings taken from them and they’ll tell you how uncomfortable it feels. For those of us working within the trade, our tools are the lifeblood… Read more »

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How to Clean your Work Boots

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Working on-site can be tough on any piece of PPE (personal protection equipment), but for our boots, which are in constant use, it’s a level of stress that’s hard to directly quantify. Think about it for a moment. From the very moment you put them on in the morning until the second you take them… Read more »

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Brighten up Your Work Area

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From the early sunsets of Britain’s winter to night-jobs and subterranean work, there are plenty of reasons why you need to employ additional lighting in your working environment. The only real issue is which type of lighting is right for you? A torch will certainly do the job for some tasks, but they’re not ideal… Read more »

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