Category Archives: Useful Info

Guide to ensuring worker safety outdoors

Follow our tips to enable worker safety outdoors The majority of people who work outdoors are employed within the construction and agricultural industries. These workers work through all seasons and all kinds of weather, often working long hours. As such, there are some risks involved, so it’s important that as an employer you do your […]

Respiratory Protection Information

Sundstrom SR100 respirator p3 filter mask

Respiratory Protection Information – selecting a respirator Workplace conditions such as temperature, humidity and work rate affect wearer comfort and the relevance of the different respirator features that are available. A respirator must allow you the freedom to communicate easily with colleagues and fit well with the rest of your safety equipment. Achieving a good […]

Is your business compliant with First Aid Regulations?

MEDIUM FEVA FIRST AID CASE

80% of UK businesses are non compliant to first aid regulations The Health and Safety First aid Regulations 1981 require employers to provide ‘adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work’. These Regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with […]

The 7 biggest mistakes made when wearing high visibility clothing

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Are you wearing high visibility clothing correctly? Did you know there is such a thing as wearing high visibility clothing in the wrong way, or are you wearing the correct protective clothing at all?  Read on to discover more……. EN ISO 20471 clothing, also known as high visibility clothing, is produced for one purpose, which […]

Selecting the correct footwear for the job

GOODYEAR WELTED BROWN BOOTS

It is important that you ensure you are selecting the correct footwear for your specific working environment. Here at Total Site Safety, we would recommend that in the first instance a risk assessment is carried out to ensure that the correct protection level and style of footwear is selected. Risk Assessment Assess the risks within […]

A guide to choosing the correct RPE

A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE CORRECT RPE - MAN WEARING RPE MASK

A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE CORRECT RPE Choosing the correct RPE means adequate RPE which is right for the particular hazard faced and is capable of reducing exposure to the level required to protect the wearer’s health. To find adequate RPE, employers should first narrow down their options to include only those that are capable […]

Hivis Garment Classes

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Hivis Garment Classes Did you know that HiVis garments are grouped into three classes (HiVis garment classes) based on the conspicuity provided, with the classes dictating the minimum quantities of background and retro-reflective materials to be used? More detailed information can be found here. But in brief, here is a breakdown of the different HiVis […]

What are the UK requirements for High Visibility Clothing?

The UK requirements for high visibility clothing and the facts So what are the UK requirements for high visibility clothing? Did you know that being struck by a moving vehicle is the second most common cause of death in the workplace today and accounted for 17% of all fatal injuries in 2002/3? It is therefore […]

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